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2009-05-10 13:56:56

Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman, who helped produce the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., say they remain split over a proposed anniversary concert. The New York Times said Sunday while Lang, 64, remains convinced a concert should take place in 2009 to honor the 40th anniversary of the famed music event, Rosenman is adamant such an event should only take place under certain conditions. Woodstock is relevant on the anniversaries, Lang said of his proposal. If it's not the best lineup and...

2009-04-27 14:14:00

LAS VEGAS, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fremont Street Experience takes Las Vegas back 40 years this summer with the "Summer of '69: Vegas or Bust" festival and concert series beginning Memorial Day weekend. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090427/LA05503LOGO-a) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090427/LA05503-b) The celebration offers tourists and residents a summer full of free concerts by major iconic bands from 1969, including The Guess Who, Blood Sweat &...

2009-04-16 09:08:00

Woodstock Ventures & Sony Music Entertainment Plan The Launch of Woodstock.com, an Innovative Site featuring a Live Music Social Network for All Concerts, Exclusive Content, Environmental & Social Initiatives, WikiStock & More NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodstock Ventures has teamed with Sony Music Entertainment to launch Woodstock.com, the official website for the Woodstock community. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060130/LEGACYLOGO ) Woodstock.com will...

2009-04-05 14:23:30

The city of New York would make an ideal place for a Woodstock Festival 40th anniversary rock concert, a promoter says. Promoter Michael Lang, who was involved in organizing the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, said the anniversary event should take place in Prospect Park's Long Meadow, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. It's big, it's convenient. There's public transportation -- and Brooklyn's cool, said Lang, who needs to garner at least $8 million in funds by month's end to move...

2009-03-10 11:15:00

Directed By Academy Award Winning Filmmaker Barbara Kopple and Executive Produced By Original Festival Organizer Michael Lang, Film Will Also Be Simulcast On VH1 Classic   NEW YORK, March 10 /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 forever ... Woodstock.   Now, 40 years after that historic moment, VH1...

2008-10-20 09:00:23

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rock singer and peace activist, SIR IVAN, is breathing new life into the musical and social legacy of the 1960s with his new album, I AM PEACEMAN, a collection of classic 60s folk/rock hits rejuvenated and reinvented with 21st century cutting-edge style. "A lot of kids today don't know about 60s music," says Sir Ivan about the transformational era that shaped the Baby Boomer generation. "But now, with increased violence and war all over the world, global...

2008-10-10 00:00:24

By Arifa Akbar David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative Party, the crime fiction writer PD James and the acclaimed historian Simon Schama, are to take centre stage at Woodstock Literary Festival this weekend. The festival, sponsored by The Independent, began yesterday with a talk between the novelist Howard Jacobson and John Walsh, who are both columnists for The Independent. During the next three days, leading figures from the political and cultural world will explore themes ranging...

2008-10-03 00:00:15

By John Walsh Where better to talk books than amid the historic beauties of Blenheim Palace? John Walsh introduces the luminaries lined up for next weekend's Independent Woodstock Literary Festival Literary festivals are seldom held in grand surroundings. They're more likely to take place in candy-striped tents with flapping openings and duckboards flung across muddy fields. Or to be held in town halls, down-at-heel theatres, municipal offices and city garden squares. They rarely afford...

2008-09-01 00:04:40

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - Moms push strollers through throngs of bare- chested, tattooed twenty-somethings. Dads in khakis dole out fruit drinks while guys sporting mohawks and ripped jeans sip beer. And the grade-schoolers cheer as loudly as the hard-core metalheads. Welcome to the new face of music festivals, where everyone from kids in diapers to retirees come for the same reason: to rock out. "I was too young for Woodstock. I didn't really start going to concerts until...

2008-08-18 15:00:43

Country Joe McDonald at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969. The Aug. 15-17 gathering of about three dozen musical acts at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, N.Y., was attended by an audience estimated at 400,000. The festival is widely regarded as one of the legendary moments in pop music history. *** (c) 2008 Record, The; Bergen County, N.J.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


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