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10 Moments of Drumming Mastery in Memory of Rock Legend Neil Peart

After a private, 3.5 year battle with brain cancer, legendary musician Neil Peart passed away at the age of 67 on January 7th, 2020. The famous drummer of Canadian prog-rock innovators, Rush, Peart also wrote the bulk of the band’s lyrics from 1975’s LP, Fly By Night, until their final studio album, 2012’s Clockwork Angels. A virtuoso on the drums and a gifted songwriter, Peart also published 7 nonfiction books, several fiction collaborations and poured out thousands more words on his blog. Rush was inducted into the Rock & Roll…

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33 Heartbroken Celebrities Share Emotional Posts On Kobe Bryants Passing

NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna tragically passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. As the news about their death spread, people all over the world reacted with devastation. It cast a shadow on the 2020 Grammy Awards where several celebrities paid their respects to the basketball player. The ceremony itself began with a moment of silence initiated by the host, Alicia Keys. “We never imagined in a million years we’d have to start the show like this, so we wanted to do something that…

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Chicago Neighborhood Gets Yellow Brick Road Where Author Wrote Wizard of Oz

Bickerdike A yellow brick road was recently completed in Chicago’s Humboldt Park Neighborhood in memory of L. Frank Baum, who wrote “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, while living at 1667 N. Humboldt Boulevard in 1899. The yellow brick road at the corner of Humboldt and Wabansia spans about 70 linear feet and will also include a 5 x 11 ft Oz-themed mural by Chicago artist, Hector Duarte. Bickerdike According to Block Club Chicago, the road and mural cost about $65,000 and was made possible by personal donations from nonprofit developer…

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RIP Mars Opportunity Rover. Designed For 90 Days, It Lasted 14 Years

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech One of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. The Opportunity rover stopped communicating with Earth when a severe Mars-wide dust storm blanketed its location in June 2018. After more than a thousand commands to restore contact, engineers in the Space Flight Operations Facility at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) made their last attempt to revive Opportunity…

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30+ Artists Tributes To Late Comic Book Legend Stan Lee

Fans all over the world are already sharing tribute art in honor of this legendary man and even Hollywood celebrities like Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. expressed their condolences. The superheroes Stan Lee created were a huge part of many peoples’ childhoods and even though he passed away, a warm memory of him and his kindness will forever stay with us. #9 #10 #19 #20 #29 #30 #39 #40 #49 #50 #59 #60 Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/artist-comics-tribute-death-marvel-stan-lee/

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Belgian Students Commemorate 100 Years By Restoring Graves of WW1 Soldiers

© Benny Proot To commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I; Belgian students cleaned, repainted and restored 250 graves spread over 5 cemeteries in Oostkamp and surrounding municipalities. The idea was to honour and remember the brave soldiers of World War I, and ensure that their identification and data remains clearly legible for all visitors wishing to pay their respects. The pupils who volunteered for the effort were art students currently enrolled in painting classes. HLN.be via reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2018/09/belgian-students-restore-graves-of-ww1-soldiers/

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The Time a 73 Year Old Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

On December 6th, 2015, the Queen of Soul performed an iconic rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,†in tribute to the song’s co-writer, Carole King, who was receiving the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement alongside Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson and other luminaries. King, who is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US—having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999—is the one standing in awe and jubilation beside Michelle…

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Sudan, the Worlds Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies at 45

Photograph by Glyn Edmunds via Ol Pejeta Conservancy Sudan, the world’s last surviving male northern white rhino, was put to rest at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya where he lived for the past 9 years. Now, only two female northern white rhinos remain at the conservancy—the last of their kind on Earth. Rhinoceroses—of which there are five species—are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. To learn more about Sudan, you can read a lengthy tribute on the Ol Pejeta Conservancy website. He was deeply loved by all at Ol…

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Entire School Performs Emotional Haka for Beloved Teachers Funeral

Over 1,700 students both past and present perform an emotional Haka at the funeral for Dawson Tahana Tamatea, 55, a beloved teacher at Palmerston North Boys’ High School in the North Island. Tamatea had taught at the school since 1986 and sadly passed away in his sleep on July 20th, 2015. Mr. Tamatea taught Te Reo Maori – the traditional Maori language, and was also the school’s Dean of Student Achievement for 29 years. The Haka is a traditional Maori war dance and this particular rendition was the school’s version…

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People That Live to 100 in Barbados Get Their Own Stamp and thats Awesome

Photograph via GallowBoob on reddit According to The Barbados Advocate, The Barbados Postal Service paid tribute to citizens of Barbados who reached the milestone of 100 years through its stamp issue, Centenarians of Barbados. The commemorative stamp issue from December 2016 featured 27 centenarians (past and present), including seven ‘super’ (110+) and ‘semi-super’ (105-109) centenarians. You can read more about the stamps here. via GallowBoob on reddit Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2018/01/centenarians-of-barbados-stamp-issue/

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