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2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Tim Feran, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 1--The most heralded event of the fall at the Wexner Center for the Arts has spawned a crop of multimedia activities. During the opening weekend of "Andy Warhol: Other Voices, Other Rooms" at Ohio State University, the center will present "Robert Forster Plays the Velvet Underground" (Sept. 13). The event will spotlight the music of the Velvet Underground -- an art-rock band that Warhol supported. Warhol-related events will continue as...

2008-07-05 00:00:15

Audiences are invited to a live film with bad coffee, nervous breakdowns, wild parties and modern hairstyles. Acclaimed performance collective Gob Squad visit ICIA's arts theatre on Saturday with their new piece - You've Never Had It So Good - based around Andy Warhol's film Kitchen. Nothing much happens, yet it somehow encapsulates the hedonistic experimental energy of the swinging Sixties. Learning lines was considered "old fashioned" so the actors just hung around. Sex, drugs and...

2008-07-04 15:00:29

By Mark Jordan Part of a spate of recent bands that sport "black" in the name - including occasional touring partners the Black Keys and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - the Black Angels may be the darkest of the lot. Their songs are brooding, slow, churning noise-a-thons that draw equally on the sonic experimentation of Velvet Underground and the melancholy pop savvy of Jesus & the Mary Chain or, more recently, the Brian Jonestown Massacre. After hearing the music of Austin, Texas-based...

2006-12-08 12:00:27

By Luciana Lopez, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Dec. 8--Forgive Eric Isaacson if he indulges in a bit of the bubbly at work today. After all, if you can't celebrate helping to turn 75 cents into tens of thousands of dollars, when can you? At about 8:30 tonight, the eBay auction of an early, ultra-rare acetate record by the Velvet Underground rock band will conclude, and Isaacson, owner of Mississippi Records in Portland and the selling agent for the record, will know for sure how...

2006-06-22 16:52:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - His paintings sell for millions but fans of Andy Warhol picked up some bargains at an auction of memorabilia on Thursday, including one of the artist's trademark silver wigs that sold for $10,800. Auction house Christie's said the wig was part of sale of film and entertainment memorabilia that raised a total of $839,670, with 231 of the 283 lots on offer sold at the auction in New York. A pair of the late artist's paint-splattered Ferragamo shoes went for $7,800...

2006-05-22 17:48:23

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don't have $10 million for an Andy Warhol Campbell's soup can painting? A mere $1,000 could buy the late artist's paintbrush or paint-splattered shoes when an array of his possessions hit the auction block next month. The items, included in a sale of celebrity memorabilia announced by Christie's on Monday, were culled from gifts that Warhol bestowed on Jeffrey Warhola and his other nephews when they visited their famous uncle from the late 1960s...

2005-12-21 19:52:43

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Archival label Rhino Records has set a January 24 release for the DVD debut of the Velvet Underground's "Live MCMXCIII," which chronicled the legendary act's brief 1993 reunion tour. Previously only available on VHS, "Live" was taped June 15-17, 1993, at Paris' Olympia and features such classic cuts as "Venus in Furs," "Femme Fatale," "Rock'n'Roll," "Sweet Jane" "I'm Waiting for the Man," "Heroin" and "Pale Blue Eyes." "Live" features the final performances of...


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