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Welcome to Comet Atomic, where past meets future. We are home of Tiki Tuesdays, Soviet Film Wednesdays, Discovering Route 66, and more gems from days bygone.

The Style Council – “You’re The Best Thing”

Happy birthday the Jam and Style Council frontman, singer and songwriter Paul Weller, born on this day May 25, 1958 in Sheerwater, UK.

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A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration in 5 Songs

On May 24, 1941, American legend of song and 2016 Nobel Literature Prize winner Bob Dylan was born. With music of gold and his lyrics of pure poetry, Dylan has been an influence on artists of all walks of life and will continue to shine for a long, long time. Take Bringing It All Back …

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George Nakashima: Master of Organic Furniture Design

George Katsutoshi Nakashima created wood furniture with reverence and patience, sometimes keeping boards of wood around his workshop until their true essence was revealed to him. The furniture designer was born in Spokane, Washington on May 24, 1905 and passed away on June 15, 1990.  Even though he started designing furniture opposed to the popular concept of modern …

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“Coming Back of My Darling” by Mostaff Muchawaya

“As an artist, whose practice embraces expressions of Ubuntu – an ideology that encompasses compassion and the practice of kinship toward humanity, regardless of perceived differences – my work is deeply rooted within the cultural discourses suggested by NIRIN. Ubuntu originates from Southern Africa and is considered an integral part of society, both pre- and …

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“The Kennedy Family” by Marisol

1960s pop art sculptor Marisol was born Marisol Escobar on this day May 22, 1930 in Paris, France.

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“Lotus” by Chen Dayu

Painter and calligrapher Chen Dayu was born on this day May 21, 1912 in the Chaoyang district of the Guangdong province in China.

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Haircut 100 – “Love Plus One”

Happy birthday to Haircut One Hundred singer, songwriter, and guitarist Nick Heyward, born on this day May 20, 1961 in Beckenham, England.

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Pollyanna Was Released on This Day One Fine May

On May 19, 1960 this cheery Disney film was released to the public. It is the story of an orphaned girl raised by missionaries who arrives in a town fraught with feuds, and transforms the community with her positive attitude. Pollyanna’s shining quality is that she can always find the good in something. Yes, it …

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Ramones – “Pet Sematary”

Singer-songwriter Joey Ramone was born on this day May 19, 1951 in Forest Hills, New York.

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“Box of Four Red Apples” by Janet Fish

Contemporary realist painter Janet Fish was born on this day May 18, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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