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The Shutdown Can’t Stop Elvis  //

“Elvis Presley Jump” Copyright © Alfred Wertheimer. All Rights Reserved. There’s a big buzz around the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Dancing the Dream that was scheduled to begin today. The exhibition showcases “generations of performers, choreographers, and impresarios of dance.” The Tea Bags don’t like culture very much, but shutdowns won’t stop art. In appreciation […]

Jackie Lomax 1944-2013  //

Jackie Lomax in 1963. Copyright © Astrid Kirchherr. All Rights Reserved. On September 13 Liverpool Merseybeat musician Jackie Lomax passed away. Lomax was a prominent part of the Liverpool rock and roll scene in the early 1960s. Lomax was the vocalist and bass player with the band The Undertakers, and performed at the Cavern Club […]

Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, and His Mom Philomena  //

Last month I visited Phil Lynott’s mother, Philomena, who wrote the biography My Boy: The Philip Lynott Story. On the way to her home, we stopped at Phil’s grave to pay our respects to the legendary leader of the Irish rock band Thin Lizzy. At Phil Lynott’s gravesite in Ireland. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All […]

The Kingdom… County Kerry, Ireland  //

The Old Church, Chlocháin by Deirdre Lynch In August I returned to Ireland from Holland and spent a week in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Brandon Bay, on the Dingle Peninsula. I was invited to help launch an exhibition on August 3 curated by Irish artist and art teacher Deirdre Lynch. […]

Great Photography and Painting in Amsterdam  //

In August I visited two extraordinary museums of photography in central Amsterdam. Foam, on Keizersgracht, featured the exhibition Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years, 1923-1937. His portraits of artists, writers, directors, actors, and other creative people are beautiful. Yesterday I was looking at the October issue of Vanity Fair, which celebrates the […]

Eric Burdon & the Animals in Amsterdam  //

Eric Burdon and the Animals in Amsterdam, July 28th, 2013.

Donovan, Elvis, and Rolling Stone  //

Donovan returns to Nashville on New LP “Shadows of Blue”.

The Strypes  //

The Strypes first album Snapshot.

Donovan, Shadows of Blue, and Nashville  //

Donovan’s new album Shadows of Blue, recorded in Nashville, 2013.

Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi  //

Sound and Vision: Monumental Rock and Roll Photography at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel, Mississippi, 2013.

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