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A Marvel Of A Man: Stan Lee Dead At 95

Nov 12, 2018

American comic book writer, editor, publisher and former President of Marvel Comics Stan Lee died Monday at the age of 95.

Lee gave us over six decades of work like The Incredible Hulk and The Amazing Spider-Man — superheroes we could identify with, characters that allowed us to suspend our disbelief because they reacted to bizarre situations like you or I might.

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This Canadian band is both wildly popular, and yet somewhat under the radar. The band is called Walk Off The Earth, and its music business journey has been executed by taking an atypical path towards stardom.

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Sometimes it takes an outsider to see the established form in a new way.

Case in point, composer Nathan Felix, who began his musical career playing in bands that eventually got bigger and bigger until the sounds he heard could no longer be performed by a standard rock ensemble.

Now, he’s premiering a new type of opera, where the audience interacts live with the performers, and listens to the whole thing on headphones while wandering what amounts to an open set.

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San Antonio’s newest art installation is under Interstate 35. Hundreds of cars roar by each hour overhead. Their wheels create a steady throb filling the space below the interstate at Quincy and St Mary’s streets.

But the noise and wind don’t faze Kelly Edwards as he shadows crests of blood on his 20-foot mural with a spray can.