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Google Translate Shows Off With The Help Of 'La Bamba'

Google has a new app called Google Translate which, as you may have guessed, helps people translate stuff they see going about their day. If you need to know that “Cuidado! 182 more words

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American Pie

The music died on February 3, 1959 when a tour plane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson crashed in an Iowa cornfield, killing all three. 102 more words


Dancing with the Ghost of Peggy Sue

Clear Lake is a pleasure island in a vast expanse of northern Iowa farmland, a town that seems as dedicated to a good time now as it did when the Surf Ballroom opened in 1933. 610 more words


Clap For The Wolfmen

It’s time to put away the illegal fireworks for another year and get on with the hottest part of the Summer.  If you need some cooling off during those dog days, The Nest can provide some Sirius help every Monday in the form of our epic Top 30 Cover Songs of All Time countdown!  407 more words


Stuck in the car with Leesha (Summer Music Series 1)

Summer is the season for driving in the U.S. and if there’s anything we can be sure of – it’s that at some point (especially in the greater DC area), we’ll be stuck in traffic….or if you’re in the car with other people, perhaps a fight over who is the radio commander. 1,618 more words


Winter Dance Party '59

Feb. 3rd, 1959 has been called the “day the music died”.  The music of Buddy, Ritchie, and the Big Bopper will never really die.  Their music has carried on long after their tragic deaths.  1,767 more words

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Part IV: Touring the legendary Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa

WHEN I MENTIONED to a friend that my husband and I were going on an overnight get-away to Clear Lake, Iowa, he immediately asked if we were touring the Surf Ballroom. 798 more words