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, […]

Obama attends historic baseball game in Havana, Tampa Bay vs. Cuba, March 22, 2016  //

I was thrilled to be able to attend the Tampa Bay vs. Cuba game during the President’s historic visit to Cuba. Govinda Gallery presented the exhibition, “Classic Baseball” at Fototeca de Cuba, the national photo gallery of Cuba, in the spring of 2004. That exhibition featured the legendary American photographer Walter Iooss, Jr’s extraordinary images […]

Obama’s Rolling Thunder  //

Over the past 15 years Govinda Gallery has organized six exhibitions between Havana and Washington. Curating these exhibitions has been a most fulfilling creative collaboration. I happened to be in Havana during President Obama’s visit as well as during the Rolling Stones’ free concert. I look forward to posting a few blogs from that amazing […]

60th anniversary today of Alfred Wertheimer first photographing Elvis Presley, March 17, 1956 in New York City  //

RCA’s Pop Record Division publicist Ann Fulchino greeting Elvis March 17, 1956 with a William Morris agent looking on. Studio 50, New York City. © Estate of Alfred Wertheimer It was 60 years ago today that Alfred Wertheimer first photographed Elvis Presley. Alfred had been doing some freelance work for RCA’s Pop Record Division and […]

The Taoiseach, Bob Dylan, and Martin’s Tavern!  //

© Carlotta Hester Last night it was a pleasure for me to present to Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Taoiseach (Head of State), and his wife Fionnuala, a copy of the book Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964 that I co-authored with legendary Life magazine photographer Ted Russell. Russell’s photographs have just been featured in a one-person exhibition at […]

Donovan’s Sapphograph Exhibition Extended at the Center for Hellenic Studies  //

The Young Maiden, Blue © Donovan Govinda Gallery is pleased to announce that Donovan’s exhibition of Sapphographs at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C. has been extended through September 2016. Here are the hours and location. The Center for Hellenic Studies 3100 Whitehaven St NW Washington, DC 20008 Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm […]

First U.S. exhibition of Ted Russell’s photographs of Bob Dylan  //

With all of the interest and excitement regarding the New York Times feature story last Sunday on Bob Dylan’s archive, it is with great pleasure we announce the first exhibition in the United States of Ted Russell’s photos of Bob Dylan taken in New York City between 1961-1964. The exhibition takes place at Mr Musichead […]

Groupies and Other Electric Ladies… Baron Wolman  //

When Baron Wolman’s book Groupies was published this winter The New York Times published a front-page feature story, “Dressing Their Way Backstage” about Baron’s book and the groupie phenomenon that emerged in 1969 and was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in the February 15th issue that year. Baron was the first chief […]

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