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Keflavík

name Weatherbase Sport The town is represented in Icelandic football by Keflavík Football Club. In popular culture The former NATO military base Naval Air Station Keflavik is used as a setting

.FIG000000200_la_france_enquete_sur_les_avions_de_la_cia.html From 1930 until the mid 1980s, radio broadcasting in Iceland was a state monopoly which did not allow much time for rock music. But despite this state of affairs, Icelandic popular culture was not completely isolated from the outside world. Crews of Icelandic fishing boats and commercial aircraft would buy rock records in America, England and Germany and bring them back home to Iceland. Also, the US Navy base in Keflavík, Iceland, operated a radio station for the troops (AFRS 1484 on the radio dial) that mainly played rock music and was very popular with young Icelanders in the Reykjavík area and remained important to Icelandic rock music until at least the mid 1970s. Some of the disc-jockeys from the early 70's were Tom Wiecks, Jim Roark, Karl Phillips, Ron Smart, Tom Hughes and Mark Lazar. Iceland experienced an economic boom during the occupation, since many Icelanders took jobs working for the foreigners, and some say that ''bretavinnan'' (roughly, the British Jobs) provided some of the successes of the post-war Icelandic economy. On 17 June 1944, with American encouragement, Iceland became a permanently independent republic, and it cut all ties with Denmark. Despite being occupied by Allied forces starting in 1940, Iceland remained officially neutral throughout the duration of the Second World War. Iceland did provide important air bases and naval facilities to the Allies. Icelandic air bases such as at Keflavík were important to the Allied fight against the German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic (Battle of the Atlantic (1939–1945)). Commons:Category:Keflavík


Brighton Beach

. Retrieved on October 15, 2012. "Brighton Beach Library, 16 Brighton First Rd. at Brighton Beach Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11235" In popular culture

2014 The neighborhood has been mentioned or appears many times in popular culture. It served as the setting for the 1983 Neil Simon play ''Brighton Beach Memoirs'', a coming of age story about a family living there during the Great Depression. Dolan, Dolores. "IF YOU'RE THINKING OF LIVING IN: BRIGHTON BEACH." '' The New York Times

active between the late 1980s and early 1990s. In popular culture *The 1994 (1994 in cinema) film ''Little Odessa'', the Russian Mafia of Brighton Beach, New York is the subject. *In the FX (FX (TV channel)) television show ''Sons of Anarchy'' the Russian Mafia is an ally to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club. thumb left Route designation on BMT Triplex equipment 90px (Image:Bmt triplex no 1.png) The Brighton Line opened from the Willink entrance of Prospect Park


British Hong Kong

, Hong Kong (British Hong Kong) had a greater degree of political and economic freedom than mainland China and Taiwan, and developed into a filmmaking hub for the Chinese-speaking world. The colonial (British Hong Kong) flag of Hong Kong and the ensign of the Royal Hong Kong Police Force were based on the Blue Ensign. Chinese martial arts are an integral element of 20th-century Chinese popular culture.

Tan Xiujun title Wushu booktitle Handbook of Chinese Popular Culture pages 155–168 publisher Greenwood Publishing Group year 1994 id 9780313278082 Wuxia or "martial arts fiction" is a popular genre which emerged in the early 20th century and peaked in popularity during the 1960s to 1980s. Wuxia films were produced from the 1920s. The Kuonmintang suppressed wuxia, accusing it of promoting superstition and violent anarchy. Because


Franklin, Pennsylvania

in PIAA Class AAA District 10, defeated Allentown Central Catholic out of District 11 and Communications Tech from District 12 (Philadelphia Public League), respectively. In popular culture The city was the setting of an episode of The X-Files


Rainy Lake

composed of ancient Precambrian rock. This rock has been significantly affected by glaciation, which dominates much of the recent geologic history of the area. Popular culture Rainy Lake (Rainy River) plays a pivotal role in Tim O'Brien (Tim O'Brien (author))'s novel, ''The Things They Carried.'' Other novels set on Rainy Lake include * ''Wilder's Edge'' by Diane Bradley, published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2013. * ''Wilder's Foe'' by Diane Bradley, published by North


Kfar Saba

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Melville, Saskatchewan

, Melville Regional Park and Duff Recreation Site. birth_place Melville (Melville, Saskatchewan), SK (Saskatchewan), CAN (Canada) career_start 1988 DATE OF BIRTH February 15, 1968 PLACE OF BIRTH Melville (Melville, Saskatchewan), SK (Saskatchewan), CAN (Canada) DATE OF DEATH


Moosomin, Saskatchewan

&LatitudeDegrees &LatitudeMinutes &LongitudeDegrees &LongitudeMinutes &NormalsClass A&SelNormals &StnId 2971& Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000 , accessed 3 December 2010 date December 2010 Moosomin in popular culture * The Guess Who has a song called "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon"; it also mentions Moose Jaw and Moosomin.


Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

two middle schools, Silver Lake and Nature Hill Intermediate school, which serve students in 5th through 8th grades. These opened for the 2008–2009 year, replacing the older Oconomowoc Middle School. All schools are part of the Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD). Popular culture * ''The Wizard of Oz (The Wizard of Oz (1939 film))'' premiered at the Strand Theatre in Oconomowoc on August 12, 1939.


Villa de Leyva

de Leyva in popular culture *Part of the film ''Cobra Verde'' by Werner Herzog was filmed here. *A Spanish-language soap opera version of the Zorro story has been filmed here, as of 2007, by the Colombian production company RTI, distributed in the United States by Telemundo. *Florentino Ariza, the main character of the book and film Love in the Time of Cholera spends part of his life here. *Antonio Ricaurte, Captain in Bolivar's army, active in the war of independence of Venezuela and Colombia, was born in Villa de Leyva. * House of the first Congress, The house were the first congress of the united provinces of Nueva Granada, was established on October 4, 1812, is located on the north corner of the main plaza. It is currently the site of the municipal council. References commons:Villa de Leyva


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