Name that Flyover city! — Feb 21, 2020

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  1. The song “Don’t Stop Believin’” made famous by the band Journey includes a reference to part of a city that doesn’t actually exist. What’s the city?
  2. This city is home to Oberlin College, the first U.S. university to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color.
  3. Sound 80 recording studio made the first digital audio recording to win a Grammy Award. In what city is Studio 80 located?

And here are the answers:

  1. Detroit, MI—When Steve Perry wrote the song, he referred to a city boy “born and raised in South Detroit.” But there’s actually no such thing as South Detroit. Downtown Detroit sits along the Detroit River, and crossing it puts you squarely in Canada. Maybe that’s why that city boy had to take the midnight train goin’ nowhere.
  2. Cleveland, OH—Oberlin College is the oldest coeducational liberal arts college in the United States and the second oldest continuously operating coeducational institute of higher learning in the world.
  3. Minneapolis, MN—Although noteworthy for the first digital audio recording to win a Grammy, Studio 80 is also known for recording the demo tapes for Prince’s first album, “For You.”

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