Mural of the Story

Lubbock is known for being home to Texas Tech’s Red Raiders, but it is also rich in art, culture, and entertainment. Lubbock’s Cultural District, which includes locations in the Depot District, Texas Tech’s campus, and Art District, is home to fine arts, museums, and musical performances. The Lubbock Cultural District website describes the trendy area: “The […]

Happy Birthday, Buddy Holly

If legendary Lubbock-born musician Buddy Holly were alive today, he would have turned 79 earlier this month. Although Holly died tragically at age 22 in a plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959, residents of his hometown continue to celebrate the rockstar’s birthday. Every year on Sept. 7, the Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Ave. offers free […]

Will You Still Love Me When I’m 64? Who is Paul McCartney?

Sir Paul McCartney is officially here, and with his performance tonight at the United Spirit Arena, local fans are preparing for the long-anticipated Lubbock stop on his “Out There” tour. Tickets for the concert were sold out until a few became available due to scheduling conflicts that occurred when a medical issue required McCartney to […]

Our Buddy

“He made a huge impact on a whole generation of people who would become British rock ‘n’ roll musicians, most notably The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, who both credit him with giving them the idea of being in a rock band,” Roger Landes said. Landes, who teaches the history of rock and roll course […]

10 Reasons Why Lubbock Isn’t Boring

In a recent article posted by, a real estate website, Lubbock was ranked the most boring place to live in America. Only cities with populations greater than 100,000 were ranked, and cities such as Plano, Texas, and Laredo, Texas, were deemed more interesting. Now, I was born and raised right here and I can […]

Paul McCartney to Visit Buddy Holly’s Hometown

“This will sell out before it really gets started,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance said at the Buddy Holly Center Wednesday. At the press conference, Tech President Duane M. Nellis announced Sir Paul McCartney will perform a concert in Lubbock on June 14 — in Tech’s United Spirit Arena. Hance said Tech and […]

When the “Music” Died & The Brits Took Over

“And while Lenin read a book on Marx, A quartet practiced in the park, And we sang dirges in the dark, The day the music died.” Don McLean’s hit song, “American Pie,” references the 1959 plane crash that took the lives of rock ‘n’ roll star and Lubbock-native, Buddy Holly, as well as Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson and Pilot […]

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