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vonnegut’s high school

from kurt vonnegut posted in literature by donkeyoti

Kurt Vonnegut graduated from this Shortridge High School in 1940. Opened in 1864, it is the oldest free high school in Indiana. Vonnegut wrote for the newspaper, the Echo, here and also served as its editor.

He spoke highly of the institution: "It's my dream of America with great public schools. I thought we should be the envy of the world with our public schools. And I went to such a public school. So I knew that such a school was possible. Shortridge High School in Indianapolis produced not only me, but the head writer on the I LOVE LUCY show (Madelyn Pugh). And, my God, we had a daily paper, we had a debating team, had a fencing team. We had a chorus, a jazz band, a serious orchestra. And all this with a Great Depression going on. And I wanted everybody to have such a school."

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manitoba royal theater

from keanu reeves posted in movies by elvis_crabs

The Reeve-ster (or K-Pax, or K-Wood) played Hamlet at this theater in 1995. It was something of a cultural event for Winnipeg, and the show sold-out every night. The city set up a Keanu hotline where they could call with sightings of the actor.

Most people thought he would be horrible, yet he received positive (if not glowing) praise for arguably one of the toughest acting roles.

Well done, K-Swiss.

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the plaza hotel

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles stayed here during their first trip to the United States. The throngs of fans forced them to stay in the hotel.

In London, there was one station, and the amount of radio stations in New York fascinated them. They ended up calling the radio stations to request songs.

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carnegie hall

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

The Beatles played two sold out shows here on Feb. 12, 1964. They were the first rock band to play this venue.

There were rumors that the two 35-minute sets were recorded, but nothing has ever been found.

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tailor’s shop

from the beatles posted in music by elvis_crabs

This location was a tailor's shop where the Beatles bought jeans, leather pants, and clothes when they were performing in Hamburg in 1961.

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