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Painted by Bob Dylan

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:10:38 GMT

An art exhibition by the singer Bob Dylan was held in London a couple of months ago. I wish I'd been.Bob Dylan, The Beaten Path05 Nov 2016 - 02 Jan 2017The Beaten Path features a wide collection of drawings, watercolours and acrylic works on canvas which depict the artist's view of American landscapes and urban scenes.




Bob Dylan's Handsome Grandson at Milan Fashion Week

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:14:35 GMT

Legendary musician Bob Dylan's grandson Levi Dylan hit the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana in sharp style from head to toe on Saturday at the luxury brand's fall 2017 men's collection. The 22-year-old model, who is the son of The Wallflowers lead singer Jakob Dylan, presented sleek wares by the Italian label, showcasing black monkstrap shoes, black trousers, a white button-down shirt and a double-breasted trench.




N.Y. coffeehouse where Dylan played 55 years ago reopens after face-lift

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:46:29 GMT

Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago. But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled in part by folk-music performers themselves.




A new Bob Dylan biography draws on psychological theory

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:34:57 GMT

My 8-year-old daughter loves story songs. As the gatekeeper for the Spotify playlists, I like to sneak in a personal favorite from time to time, which is how we ended up listening to Bob Dylan's haunting song "John Brown" on the way to Dairy Queen.




Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopens

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:45:14 GMT

But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled in part by folk music performers themselves. Dylan performed twice there early in his career, when the young singer born in Minnesota as Robert Zimmerman was just making his way onto New York City's folk scene.




Ocean City may regulate street performers on the Boardwalk-noise and crowds are a problem

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:16:17 GMT

Ocean City officials are considering whether to regulate so-called street performers on the boardwalk after merchants complained about crowds and noise. An ordinance that was introduced by the City Council on Dec. 8 - but died on a second reading Thursday night - was modeled after a similar one in Atlantic City and was denounced by members of the public who complained it was too heavy-handed.




Michael Jackson fans outraged by Joseph Fiennes's portrayal

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:28:49 GMT

A new trailer for Sky Arts's Urban Myths TV film, starring Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, has shocked and outraged many of the late singer's fans. Originally titled Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon, the made-for-television production is part of an anthology series titled Urban Myths: A Brand New Collection of Comedies, featuring what it calls "truea ish stories" that have circulated as rumours and urban legends.




Was David Bowie's Last Work About Bob Dylan and a Jewish Poet?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:30:34 GMT

According to an essay written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and screenwriter Michael Cunningham , the David Bowie musical "Lazarus" was initially conceived as a show about the great Jewish-American poet, Emma Lazarus, who is best known for her sonnet, "The New Colossus," whose lines appear inscribed on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Writing in GQ magazine Cunningham reveals that Bowie called him out of the blue a decade ago to talk over his idea of a stage musical about a marooned alien, based upon the character he played in the Nicolas Roeg film, "The Man Who Fell to Earth."




EXCLUSIVE: A dust bowl Okie, Civil War general and Born Again...

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:32:37 GMT

EXCLUSIVE: A dust bowl Okie, Civil War general and Born Again evangelist: The many hidden personas Bob Dylan 'made up from scratch' out of his fear of death and denial of his rural Jewish roots A motorcycle accident in 1966, his Born Again conversion in 1978 and feeling God again in a California bar in 1987 are described as his three 'crises' McCarron says these turning points were used as a 'script' to constantly reinvent himself beginning with chaging his name from Robert Allen Zimmerman But McCarron writes: 'There's little doubt that some of his masks are the calculated stunts and tricks of a wily performance artist' The wiry, wild-haired mid-Sixties poet with his sunglasses and acoustic guitar was only one of Bob Dylan's many personas.




What I Learned From a 'Stiff-Necked Jewish Atheist' Like Nat Hentoff

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:15:24 GMT

Reading Nat Hentoff in the 1970s in the Village Voice and elsewhere, as I did, helped clue me into an essential truth: that a writer needn't specialize in one area to the exclusion of all else. In Hentoff's case - which was particularly inspiring to me as a budding music critic who was also obsessed with politics - he filed reviews about jazz even as he chronicled the battles in the ever-present war on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in his widely syndicated weekly column.




Matt Townsend at Awendaw Green and Cory's Grilled Cheese

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:04:41 GMT

Matt Townsend, an indie/folk-rock artist from Asheville, NC is coming to the Lowcountry to perform a few solo shows.




Stockholm's public spaces - " a riot of colour of culture

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 11:23:08 GMT

On December 10, New York's punk-poet laureate, Patti Smith, accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature on behalf of Bob Dylan, performing a sparse but moving arrangement of his A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at Stockholm Concert Hall. Smith had planned to sing one of her own tunes she had, after all, accepted the Nobel Foundation's invitation to perform as early as September, before Dylan had been announced as winner.




Rolling Stone at 50: Making the First Issue

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 16:22:42 GMT

In 1967, Jann Wenner and a small group of rock & roll believers came together in a San Francisco loft with big ideas and little funding to create 'Rolling Stone' In early 1967, a young law-firm employee named Angie Kucherenko came home to her apartment in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and found her roommate's boyfriend, a 21-year-old Berkeley dropout named Jann Wenner, sprawled on the couch and strumming an acoustic guitar. He had a big idea he couldn't wait to share.




Clifton author traces NJ folk music history

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 23:45:44 GMT

Clifton author traces NJ folk music history Michael Gabriele traces roots of New Jersey folk scene Check out this story on northjersey.com: http://northjersy.news/2j9y8Yd An instrument of social justice, folk revival music in New Jersey is a topic that author Michael Gabriele trekked throughout the Garden State to trace--from Bob Dylan's 1961 visit to Woody Guthrie in East Orange to the Swampgrass Jug Band's songs about New Jersey diners and Meadowlands swamps. "Folk music inspires friends and families to sing together on their front porches and in living rooms and learn instruments.




January 3rd in Music History: The Monkees break up, Aretha Franklin is the 1st woman in the R&R HoF

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:18:00 GMT

1970 - Davy Jones announces that he's leaving The Monkees, essentially dissolving the group, which had dwindled to a duo. 1974 - Bob Dylan begins a 6-week tour in Chicago with The Band, who do double duty: backing Dylan and then playing their own set.




Inequality and Skin in the Game

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:12:52 GMT

The first is the inequality people tolerate, such as one's understanding compared to that of people deemed heroes, say Einstein, Michelangelo, or the recluse mathematician Grisha Perelman, in comparison to whom one has no difficulty acknowledging a large surplus. This applies to entrepreneurs, artists, soldiers, heroes, the singer Bob Dylan, Socrates, the current local celebrity chef, some Roman Emperor of good repute, say Marcus Aurelius; in short those for whom one can naturally be a "fan".




Today in Music News 12.27.16

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:29:58 GMT

Over Christmas Day, we got the news that singer George Michael died at the age of 53. We are still awaiting specifics on how he exactly died, but once we hear for sure we will keep you updated. We remember George for his countless hits like Careless Whisper, Faith, Fast Love, and so many more.