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Dylan’s Crucial Year  //

“Dylan’s crucial year” is the title of American Photo’s feature story on Daniel Kramer and his photographs of Bob Dylan in the spring issue, 2001. The fully illustrated story written by Jack Crager goes on to say that “Daniel Kramer captured the quintessential Bob Dylan by photographing him during the most productive year of the […]

Carnegie Hall’s 125th, Sunshine Superman’s 50th, and The Rolling Stones 1st in NYC  //

It was 125 years ago today that Carnegie Hall opened its doors. I saw my first concert there, Ray Charles and his Orchestra. I also saw the Rolling Stones first concert in New York City at Carnegie Hall. It’s one of the best concert venues in the world. If you’ve never attended a concert at […]

Sappho and J.C. Zenea, poets memorialized in Cuba  //

I was walking up the lovely Prado in Havana from the Malecon when I came upon a stunning sculpture dedicated to the Cuban poet and artist J.C. Zenea (1832-1871), and to the great lyric poet from ancient Greece, Sappho. The Cuban poet and revolutionary J.C. Zenea who is honored in the monument, was executed by […]

New York Times Review of David Claerbout exhibition highlights “King” based on Wertheimer’s photograph of Elvis  //

I was delighted to read the review today in the New York Times of genius artist David Claerbout and his exhibition at Sean Kelly Gallery in New York City. The review highlights Claerbouts installation “King,” which is based on Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 photo of Elvis Presley at his home with family on Audobon Drive in […]

Maybe I should fuel-up the ‘Lisa Marie’…  //

On April 20 the Savannah Morning News published an editorial cartoon by Mark Streeter that depicts Elvis in heaven reading a headline in the newspaper about the Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer exhibition in Savannah at the Telfair Museum. You Oughta Be in Pictures © Mark Streeter/Savannah Morning News Elvis muses that maybe […]

Elvis and Wertheimer in Savannah, Georgia and New York City  //

The Stare © Estate of Alfred Wertheimer It’s a great time for Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis Presley. A major exhibition of Wertheimer’s photographs Elvis at 21 opens this Friday at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, the first exhibition of Wertheimer’s photographs since his passing away. If you happen to be near Savannah guest curator […]

Dylan Photo ‘Mecca’ in Los Angeles with Ted Russell and Dan Kramer Exhibitions  //

Mr Musichead Gallery on Sunset Blvd. opened the first U.S. exhibition and book launch of Ted Russell’s ‘early Dylan’ photographs, Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964. Bob Dylan and his record player, Greenwich Village, 1961. © Ted Russell It was an exciting evening at the opening reception hosted by Mathieu Bitton, who designed Ted Russell’s Dylan book […]

The Rolling Stones in Cuba Part II: The Free Concert for the Cuban People  //

First of all, how hip was it for the Stones at their own expense to present a free concert for the people of Cuba in Havana?! Viva Los Rolling Stones!! It was a great concert and was among the best staging I have ever seen for a Stones show. They looked fantastic and rocked a […]

Mavin Staples, Hamilton Live, and Bob Dylan  //

I got to see the wonderful Mavis Staples perform last night at Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. What a great show it was with Mavis singing her songs of freedom and joy. In the recently published book of photos from Rizzoli of Bob Dylan by Ted Russell, Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964, I quote Mavis at […]

The Rolling Stones in Cuba Part I: Casa de la Musica  //

The night before The Rolling Stones concert in Havana Mick Jagger took over my favorite music venue in Cuba Casa de la Musica in Miramar for a private party. The first time I walked into Casa de la Musica in 2000 the legendary Grammy Award winning Cuban band Los Van Van was performing! Charlie Watts, […]

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