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Donovan, the Strypes, and a Birthday Today  //

I love this photo of my favorite Celtic songwriter and musician Donovan and my favorite Irish rock band, The Strypes, taken this past Monday in Dublin. Today is Donovan’s birthday. Happy Birthday Donovan!!  

Mick Rock: Starman, Netflix, and the Brooklyn Museum  //

Mick Rock is on fire! This Thursday, May 10th he will give a talk, “Mick Rock on David Bowie” at Music Video Night for the exhibition David Bowie is at the Brooklyn Museum. That exhibition, which began at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2013 and is now at the Brooklyn Museum, includes a […]

Bruce Springsteen, David Gahr and Smithsonian Magazine  //

Rizzoli has just published Bruce Springsteen: From Asbury Park, to Born to Run, to Born in the USA, which features the remarkable photographs of David Gahr. Gahr photographed Springsteen, and the E Street Band, over a period of 12 years in 25 photo sessions. The majority of the photographs have never been seen before. It was […]

Cuba is for Culture: The Kennedy Center’s “Artes de Cuba” Festival, Hamilton Live and Submarino Amarillo  //

Starting May 8th, The Kennedy Center is presenting a festival of Cuban music, dance, theatre, film, fashion and design.  Grammy Award winners Los Van Van, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Arturo O’Farril, Yissy Garcia, and the Afro-Cuban Sextet are among the 50 events being featured in the Kennedy Center’s festival of Cuban culture, Artes de […]

My Amazing Day…and Night, with Jimi Hendrix  //

John Kelly from The Washington Post published an account of a truly extraordinary time I spent with Jimi Hendrix in 1968.  I loved Jimi, a fellow Sagittarian. He is one of the most talented and hip persona of our time.  He played his heart out and always put it on the line.  He had the […]

Tom Meyer: Coffee & Conversation at Addison/Ripley  //

I am looking forward to this lively and engaging dialogue with Tom Meyer this Saturday, April 7th.  

The Strypes Rock U St. Music Hall  //

The Strypes are the best young rock band in Ireland.  Last weekend they killed it at the U St. Music Hall and the crowd could not get enough. I saw Miles Davis at Bohemian Caverns on U St. in the mid-sixties, and this was the best show I have seen on U St. since that […]

Nitin Vadukul 1965 – 2018  //

I was sad to see that photographer Nitin Vadukul passed away at the age of 52. Govinda Gallery had one of the first exhibitions of Nitin’s photographs as part of the Hip Hop Immortals exhibition we had in the spring of 2004. He photographed Barack Obama that same year. I would visit Nitin in his […]

Opening for Tom Meyer’s ‘Narrative Visions’ Exhibition at Addison/Ripley  //

Chris Murray, Tom Meyer and Chris Addison. Photos by Carlotta Hester. Addison/Ripley gallery in Georgetown was the place to be last Saturday evening. An overflow crowd came to enjoy the first showing ever of Tom Meyer’s remarkable paintings, organized in association with Govinda Gallery. It seemed everyone went home with one of the artist’s works. […]

Happy 75th to George Harrison!  //

This Sunday is George Harrison’s 75th birthday. The world is a better place with George having been born. He inspired so many people. Govinda Gallery has exhibited master photographs of George Harrison by Harry Benson, Barry Feinstein, Baron Wolman, Mark Seliger, Linda McCartney, David Kennerly, Michael Cooper, Henry Grossman, Jim Marshall, Jurgen Vollmer, Astrid Kirchherr […]

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