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2009-08-14 10:40:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodstock Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment have joined forces to create Woodstock.com, a revolutionary destination website for live music fans from every generation. A new social networking website devoted to the live music community, Woodstock.com debuted to artists, fans, music lovers and websurfers everywhere on Monday, June 1, and continues to grow. 40 years after the original Woodstock Festival drew a half a million music fans to upstate New...

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2009-08-13 18:11:43

Woodstock's 40th anniversary, with some of the same bands at the original New York location, has features the original lacked -- food stands -- organizers said. In 1969, an estimated 400,000 music lovers descended on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y., for three days of peace, love and music amid heavy rains, announcements of bad drugs floating around, overflowing portable toilets and food shortages. The 4,500 attendees of the 2009 Heroes of Woodstock version Friday through Sunday will sit in...

2009-08-13 14:00:00

PARK RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The iconic music event, Woodstock, will be relived on television this weekend, in time for the festival's 40th anniversary. Both the VH1 and History networks will air the premiere of "Woodstock: Now and Then," a new documentary shot with Sony HDV(TM) camcorders. The documentary merges film footage from the original Woodstock movie with new HD interview footage recorded on the Sony cameras. Academy Award(R) winning director/producer Barbara...

2009-08-11 13:46:00

BOSTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Eons.com, the online community for Baby Boomers, today announced the results of its Woodstock 40th Anniversary Survey. The survey sampled the opinions of nearly 2,000 respondents age 45 and over, forming a portrait of a generation that started out breaking the rules, and four decades later continues to shape the world. The survey and online group are available at www.eons.com/woodstock40th. "Our members have been anticipating Woodstock's landmark anniversary...

2009-08-10 08:45:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Caped peace crusader and musician, Sir Ivan, who founded The Peaceman Foundation to combat hate crimes and to assist sufferers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), announced today that the only benefit event for the Foundation this year will be CASTLESTOCK -- a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. The event will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009, 40 years after Woodstock occurred. CASTLESTOCK will recreate the ambiance and spirit of...

2009-08-04 09:56:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, is celebrating the music festival that changed rock 'n' roll with the most complete selection of Woodstock 40th anniversary material, including hours of unreleased music and video footage and several new books. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090529/CL24290LOGO ) During a rainy weekend at an upstate New York dairy farm...

2009-07-23 13:26:00

WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum today announced plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair with "Woodstock at 40: The Rise of Music Journalism." The exhibition, open Aug. 1 through Oct. 31, features rarely seen images from a trio of photojournalists -- including a 17-year-old Connecticut high schooler -- who covered the event, as well as other examples of media coverage, Woodstock memorabilia and artifacts. In addition to a...

2009-07-22 04:20:00

BOSTON, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the Woodstock Festival, Adams Media has released WOODSTOCK REVISITED: 50 Stories From Those Who Were There, edited by Susan Reynolds. This is the first and only book to focus on the kids on the ground, chronicling the audience experience at Woodstock 1969 in an up close and personal way. It has been lauded as a landmark collection of stories chronicling an important event. By providing a mesmerizing...

2009-06-24 14:52:00

Premiering on Friday, August 14 at 9pm on VH1 and VH1 Classic and Monday, August 17 at 8pm on History Documentary Directed By Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Executive Produced By Original Festival Organizer Michael Lang NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In the summer of 1969, on a farm about 90 miles north of New York City, more than 500,000 people gathered for a three day music festival that in an instant, defined a generation and changed popular culture...

2009-05-31 23:01:00

Woodstock Ventures & Sony Music Entertainment Launch Woodstock.com, A New Social Network Website for Live Music Fans from All Generations NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodstock Ventures and Sony Music Entertainment have joined forces to create Woodstock.com, a revolutionary destination website for live music fans from every generation. A new social networking website devoted to the live music community, Woodstock.com opens its doors to artists, fans, music lovers and websurfers...