Author Archive

Springsteen on Broadway, and Announcing David Gahr’s Photo Book on Bruce & the E Street Band  //

Bruce Springsteen, along New Jersey shoretowns, 1973. © Estate of David Gahr.   Last month I went to see Springsteen on Broadway, one of the finest theatre performances I have seen in my lifetime. Springsteen not only entertained the audience in the most artful way, he also raised their consciousness. Outside the Walter Kerr Theatre on […]

Kara Kennedy, NRBQ and Hamilton Live  //

A great gig and a great brunch can be had Sunday, February 25th, at Hamilton Live, and all for a good cause, The Kara Kennedy Fund, in support of Horizons Greater Washington and its “academic, cultural and recreational programs, designed to empower economically disadvantaged students to realize their full potential.” Kara Kennedy was a good […]

Tom Meyer, the National Gallery of Art and “Modern Primitives”  //

Addison/Ripley Fine Art, in association with Govinda Gallery, is presenting the first exhibition of Tom Meyer’s remarkable paintings. Artist Tom Meyer painting in his studio. Photograph by Chris Murray. A self-taught artist, Meyer’s exhibition, Narrative Visions, happens to coincide with the National Gallery of Art’s first ‘Outsider’ exhibition, Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Both are […]

Donovan’s ‘Hurdy Gurdy Man’ is the Theme Song for Sky TV’s Series ‘Britannia’  //

Donovan seems to be everywhere at the moment. Sky TV’s engaging new series Britannia is using Donovan’s “celtic rock” song, Hurdy Gurdy Man, as its musical theme for the series this year. Jimmy Page played the amazing guitar licks on Hurdy Gurdy Man. Here is the trailer for Britannia, with Donovan’s song. I’m psyched to […]

The Wailers in Washington with Junior Marvin, ‘Family Man,’ and Donald Kinsey  //

What a night it will be with The Wailers at Hamilton Live on February 17th. Junior Marvin, who performed and recorded with Bob Marley since the Exodus album until his passing, is playing with The Wailers. Junior is one of the great guitarists of our time, and it is a rare opportunity to see him […]

Richard Evans Schultes Lost Amazon Exhibition at Claustro San Ignacio in Medellín  //

Richard Evans Schultes, circa 1943, Colombia S.A. Govinda Gallery held the first exhibition of Richard Evans Schultes’ remarkable photographs of the Amazon in the spring of 2006. That exhibition celebrated the publication of The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes (Chronicle Books). I collaborated on that book with Wade Davis and edited […]

Happy Birthday Elvis!  //

Elvis Reading Fan Mail. © Alfred Wertheimer. Today is Elvis Presley’s birthday. This photo of Elvis was taken by the late, great Alfred Wertheimer in New York City at the Warwick Hotel in 1956, just a few weeks after Elvis’ 21st birthday. The cover of Elvis 1956, published on the occasion of the Smithsonian traveling […]

“Cuba es por Cultura.” Dance, Photography, Fashion and Music in Havana  //

I went to Havana a couple of weeks ago to pick up Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan from the extraordinary exhibition earlier this year at Fototeca de Cuba, Cuba’s national photo gallery. As always seems to be the case, there were several compelling creative projects going on during my visit. Gran Teatro de la […]

Fats Domino, Bob Dylan and Baron Wolman, Happy Thanksgiving!  //

Bob Dylan, Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13, 1979-1981. I saw Bob Dylan in concert last week at The Anthem in Washington, DC, and it was a remarkable show. Just the week before, I bought Bob Dylan: Trouble No More, the latest in The Bootleg Series, the day it was released on November […]

Artist Carl Titolo’s Sketchbooks, Richard Lewis and Larry David  //

Richard Lewis calls the artist Carl Titolo a genius.  Lewis knows what he is talking about. Lewis, a comedic genius himself, who collects Titolo’s paintings, asked the artist and professor to “shed some light on my darkness” by creating images to illustrate Lewis’ stream-of-consciousness thoughts for his book Reflections from Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on […]

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