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sin-é

from jeff buckley, shane macgowan, sinéad o’connor, posted in music by pete_nice

Started by Irish immigrant Shane Doyle in 1989, Sin-é was a coffee shop that serve $2 coffee during the day and had live performances at night. The intimate space became a hangout for writers, musicians and artists in the East Village, especially among fans of Irish music and culture.

Shane McGowan and Sinéad O'Connor performed here, and Jeff Buckley's first EP "Live at Sin-é" was recorded here.

An episode of the Documentary on One- RTÉ Documentaries called "Sin-é: Jeff Buckley's Irish Odyssey" goes into more detail about this location.

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locust hill

from lewis and clark posted in history by pete_nice

Locust Hill is the birthplace of Meriwether Lewis. Only a few minutes from Charlottesville, the property of nearly 2000 acres was purchased by Lewis’ grandfather, Robert Lewis, in 1730. The plantation stayed in the Lewis family for five generations into the 21st century.

Meriwether Lewis was born here in 1774, and moved away to Georgia with his mother and stepfather just a few years later. Lewis returned here to live briefly as a young man and manage the estate for a few years prior to entering the army.

The house Meriwether Lewis was born in was built out of logs by his father William in 1766. That house burned down in 1837, and a new house was rebuilt incorporating some of the material of the original house.

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genova’s chestnut inn

from the louvin brothers, ira louvin posted in music by pete_nice

After the legendary gospel/country act The Louvin Brothers split up in 1963, Ira Louvin headed back to his native Arkansas to work on his solo album.

Two years later, he was playing a series of shows at Genova's Chestnut Inn in Kansas City, MO with his fourth wife and recording partner, Anne Young. Ira had called his mother right around that time to say that the road was bringing out his old drinking demons, and that he was ready to stop touring.

On the way back to Arkansas on June 20, 1965, Ira and his wife (as well as 3 others) were killed near Williamsburg, Missouri on Highway 70 when a drunk driver veered into their lane and hit their vehicle head-on.

Genova's Chestnut Inn appears to still be functioning, although at least partly as the Shady Lady Lounge, an adult entertainment venue.

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academy of holy angels

from the replacements, paul westerberg posted in music by pete_nice

From Trouble Boys:

The Academy of the Holy Angels in Richfield, a first-tier suburb just south of South Minneapolis, had been all-girls school for most of its first century.

Founded in 1877 as an institution of learning for fledging nuns, it became a private day school in 1931. It began admitting boys in 1972. Paul Westerberg was a member of the second class that included males.

"I was a little hesitant to go 'cause it had been all-girls," he said. "But that also meant there was gonna be a lot of chicks there."

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paul westerberg boyhood home

from the replacements, paul westerberg posted in music by pete_nice

From Trouble Boys:

"Paul's first years were spent at 3734 Pleasant Ave, kitty-corner from the Church of the Incarnation, where Hal and Mary Lou had been married.

The house was within eyesight of the Catholic school Paul attended until he was a teenager."

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