Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Ignore the title, I really have not been slacking. The posts have all just landed on the other blog. But today, you get one here!

So you know who Buddy Holley, Richie Valens and The Big Bopper were, right? Fifty years ago this coming January/February, they made the little town of Clear Lake, Iowa and a place called the Surf Ballroom famous, by playing a concert there, and then trying to take a plane ride out during a blizzard. Yeah, as the story goes, they didn't make it.

But every year since, "The Winter Dance Party" happens at the Surf to commemorate 'the day the music died'. This year being the 50th anniversary, they are pulling out all the stops. If you google their website 50winterslater, you'll note that a week's worth of concerts are already sold out. Sorry. BUT: The Clear Lake Art Center is helping out with the party by putting together a retro-50's art exhibit, or at least various artist's interpretation thereof.

I promised to have a couple of paintings ready, and there is a fun one going on the easel right now. We'll keep you posted.

Later, Cooper

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