Bob Dylan artwork show opens in Miami, new cinema paintings
Bob Dylan has been telling stories through songs for 60 years. The most comprehensive exhibition of the Nobel laureate’s visual art to be held in the U.S. goes on display on Tuesday in Miami at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum. Forty new pieces by the 80-year-old songwriter will be showcased for the first time. The exhibition with more than 180 acrylics, watercolors, drawings and ironwork sculptures will kick off the same week as Art Basel Miami Beach and will run through April 17 with no future stops announced yet.news.yahoo.com
Rolling Stones tour manager Mark Brigden dies while digging grave for family dog outside California home
Mark Brigden, a music industry staple well-known for his work as tour manager for the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, died while digging a grave for his dog in the backyard of his home in California. Brigden’s wife, Julia Dreyer Brigden, confirmed to The Press Democrat that the tragic accident occurred on Sunday outside their residence in Santa Rosa. He was immediately transported to a nearby ...news.yahoo.com
Treasure trove of rock memorabilia includes Kurt Cobain hair
Guitars from Eddie Van Halen, Eric Clapton and Aerosmith as well as autographed memorabilia from The Beatles and even strands of hair from Kurt Cobain are some of the highlights of an online rock ‘n’ roll auction that ends over the weekend.
Paul Simon sells song catalog to Sony Music Publishing
Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday, March. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Paul Simon is the latest icon to sell his rich catalog of songs. Sony Music Publishing announced Wednesday that it has acquired Simon's catalog, which includes six decades of music, from his time in Simon & Garfunkel to his solo career. Ad“I’m pleased to have Sony Music Publishing be the custodian of my songs for the coming decades. Sony Music Publishing also represents catalogs by Motown, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Queen, Ashford & Simpson, Leonard Cohen and more.
Book excerpt: How Los Angeles in 1974 ruled the pop culture universe
Los Angeles in 1974 exerted more influence over popular culture than any other city in America. The "New Wave" that revitalized Hollywood, the smooth Southern California sound that ruled the album charts and radio airwaves, the torrent of groundbreaking comedies that brought new sophistication and provocation to television's prime time – all these emerged from Los Angeles. It was an "extraordinarily creative period," remembered Michael Ovitz, a Los Angeles native who became the entertainment industry's most powerful agent during the 1980s. For Los Angeles, those twelve glittering months represented magic hour. From "Rock Me on the Water: 1974, the Year Los Angeles Transformed Movies, Music, Television, and Politics" by Ronald Brownstein.cbsnews.com
Moet Hennessy buys 50% stake in Jay-Z's Champagne brand
Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in the rapper and entrepreneur's Champagne brand, Armand de Brignac, in an effort to up its cool factor and expand sales. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, said the partnership will help Armand de Brignac grow and flourish. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)Moet Hennessy is acquiring a 50% stake in rapper and entrepreneur Jay-Z’s Champagne brand in an effort to up its cool factor and expand distribution. Moet Hennessy President and CEO Philippe Schaus said Armand de Brignac breaks barriers and reflects contemporary ideas of luxury, even as it supports historic Champagne-making traditions. Moet Hennessy is the wine and spirits division of luxury goods company LVMH.
Shakira sells music publishing rights to UK company
The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakiras music publishing rights. Shakiras catalog includes 145 songs, including Hips Dont Lie, Whenever, Wherever, La Tortura, She Wolf and Waka Waka (This Time for Africa). (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, a U.K.-based investment company, has acquired 100% of Grammy-winning superstar Shakira’s music publishing rights. She’s won three Grammy Awards, 12 Latin Grammys, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Last month, Bob Dylan said he sold his publishing rights of more than 600 songs to Universal Music Publishing Group.
Neil Young becomes latest artist to sell stake in his songs
FILE - In this May 25, 2019, file photo, Neil Young performs at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at Napa Valley Expo in Napa, Calif. Young has become the latest artist to strike gold with his song catalog. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Neil Young has become the latest musician to strike gold with his song catalogue, selling a 50 percent stake in his music to a British investment company in a deal announced on Wednesday. Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said that he bought his first Neil Young album when he was seven years old. “Neil Young, or at least his music, has been my friend . In the song, Young sang: “Ain't singin' for Pepsi, ain't singin' for Coke.
Pop Culture in (ugh) 2020, from the bizarre to the sublime
on Aug. 31, 2020, actor Chadwick Boseman in character as T'Challa in "Black Panther" and 10-year old twins Lenny, left, and Bobby Homes paying tribute to Boseman at their home in in Mesa, Ariz. on Aug. 31, 2020. (Takiyah Dupas, Marvel Studios, Annalie Homes via AP)And now, for our annual look at the year in pop culture…. Truth is, people turned to culture of all kinds in 2020 — highbrow and lowbrow — to satisfy varied and sometimes conflicting needs: Distraction, inspiration, consolation, escapism, hope. A Broadway star serenaded health workers from his apartment window, and ballet dancers performed “Swan Lake” from their bathtubs. The world mourns an actor of immense talent who, like many of his characters, radiated a regal sense of dignity.
Chris Hillman's musical life from Byrds to Burritos and more
(Lori Stoll via AP)LOS ANGELES – Tom Petty once described him as one of rock music's most well-kept secrets, and Chris Hillman is fine with that. It was never about getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, either, although Hillman, McGuinn and their fellow Byrds are there, too. "I was just having so much fun.”That passion is revealed in his just-published memoir “Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond." After moving on to another bluegrass ensemble he returned to Los Angeles, where he'd pick up the bass guitar this time and join the Byrds. He recently took part in a “car concert” at the Ventura County Fairgrounds but says that just wasn't the same.
Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2020
The world also said goodbye to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement who died in July. Other former political figures who died this year include Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, New York Mayor David Dinkins, Arizona Gov. Here is a roll call of some influential figures who died in 2020 (cause of death cited for younger people, if available):___JANUARY___David Stern, 77. The guitarist who supplied the scratching, seething sound that fueled the highly influential British punk band Gang of Four. He fused African rhythms with funk to become one of the most influential musicians in world dance music.
The Dylan catalog, a 60-year rock 'n' roll odyssey, is sold
Universal Music Publishing Group is buying legendary singer Bob Dylans entire catalog of songs. The Nobel Prize-winning songwriter has sold publishing rights to his catalog of more than 600 songs, one of the greatest treasures in popular music, to the Universal Music Publishing Group, it was announced on Monday. Tambourine Man,” Jimi Hendrix’s reworking of “All Along the Watchtower” and Adele’s cover of “Make You Feel My Love.”Events have conspired to make song publishing a more valuable asset. Given the pace of change in the industry, “songs seem to be the place to place your bets,” Light said. Dylan's songs, however, will long outlive him.
Dylan papers, including unpublished lyrics, sell for $495K
(AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)BOSTON – A long-lost trove of Bob Dylan documents including the singer-songwriter's musings about anti-Semitism and unpublished song lyrics has sold at auction for a total of $495,000. The collection included transcripts of Glover's 1971 interviews with Dylan and letters the pair exchanged. The interviews reveal that Dylan had anti-Semitism on his mind when he changed his name from Robert Zimmerman, and that he wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for Barbra Streisand. Included in the auctioned items were lyrics Dylan penned after visiting folk legend Woody Guthrie in May 1962. ___This story has been updated to clarify the collection sold as individual lots for a total of $495,000, with the majority of key pieces going to an unidentified buyer.
Blowin' in the wind: Lost interviews hold new Dylan insights
FILE - Musician Bob Dylan performs with The Band at the Forum in Los Angeles on Feb. 15, 1974. (AP Photo/Jeff Robbins, File)For nearly half a century, they were blowin' in the wind: lost interviews that contained surprising new insights about celebrated singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. They reveal that Dylan had anti-Semitism on his mind when he changed his name and wrote “Lay Lady Lay” for singer and actress Barbra Streisand. In the interviews, Dylan also recalled when he famously “went electric” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island, where folk purists in the crowd booed him. The interviews originally were for an article Glover was writing for Esquire magazine, but Dylan lost interest and the piece never was completed, R.R.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Louise Gluck wins Nobel Prize in literature
The 2020 Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to former U.S. Childhood and family life, the close relationship with parents and siblings is a [theme] that has remained central to her,” Anders Olsson, the chairman of the Nobel Committee for Literature, said. At least one member of the Nobel literature committee resigned over the decision to honor Handke. AdvertisementHowever, Americans have been well-represented in this year’s round of Nobel Prizes, sharing in all three science awards before Thursday’s announcement of the literature laurel. The Nobel Peace Prize winner will be unveiled Friday, and the award for economics will be announced Monday.latimes.com
Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The lineup for the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and will be the first major film event since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Barbera noted that almost half of the competition film selections this year are directed by women. The decision to hold the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival is experienced like a sign of confidence in dnd concrete support of the world of film and the audiovisual industry, Barbera said. Cannes and Telluride were cancelled and others like Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival have had to get creative and scale back where possible in order to proceed.
Country musician Charlie Daniels honored at memorial service
Trace Adkins tips his hat after performing during a memorial service for country music star Charlie Daniels Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Mount Juliet, Tenn. Daniels died Monday, July 6. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)If you need help with the Public File, call 210-351-1241.
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Charlie Daniels appears at the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels who had a hit with Devil Went Down to Georgia has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
Country rocker and fiddler Charlie Daniels dies at age 83
FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, Charlie Daniels appears at the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville, Tenn. Daniels who had a hit with Devil Went Down to Georgia has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday due to a hemorrhagic stroke. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels, who had a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia," has died at age 83. A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after doctors said he had a stroke. Daniels, a singer, guitarist and fiddler, started out as a session musician, even playing on Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline sessions.
Milton Glaser, designer of 'I Love NY' logo, dies at 91
NEW YORK Milton Glaser, the groundbreaking graphic designer who adorned Bob Dylans silhouette with psychedelic hair and summed up the feelings for his native New York with I (HEART) NY, died Friday, his 91st birthday. The cause was a stroke and Glaser had also had renal failure, his wife, Shirley Glaser, told The New York Times. He was the designer on the team that founded New York magazine with Clay Felker in the late 60s. It was a new use of the poster a giveaway that was supposed to encourage people to buy the album, Glaser told The New York Times in 2001. Glaser was born in 1929 in the Bronx and studied at New Yorks Cooper Union art school and in Italy.
New this week: Neil Young, 'Miss Juneteenth,' Padma Lakshmi
This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. Peoples film will debut Friday on-demand on Juneteenth, the annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Miss Juneteenth isnt about that history but the contemporary African American struggle to remain in the middle class. AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSICBob Dylan: Its been eight years since the legend Bob Dylan released an album of original material. Neil Young: Neil Young also has a new album out on Friday, though he finished it 45 years ago.
Why millennials may shrug at the stock market's troubles
As a personal finance reporter at CNBC, when the stock market drops, as it has from the coronavirus outbreak, I write stories reminding our readers to remain focused on their long-term goals and to resist panic. Fewer than a third of millennials, often considered those born between 1981 and 1996, are saving in a 401(k) retirement plan, according to Charles Schwab's 2019 Modern Wealth Survey. "I don't even know why or how a stock market crash would affect me waking up, going to work and living my life," she said. Millennials earn 20% less than baby boomers did at a similar age, according to a recent report, "The Emerging Millennial Wealth Gap," from nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank New America. All of this means fewer young people are able to put their money into the stock market.cnbc.com
San Antonio's SOLI Chamber Ensemble is Ushering in the Winds of Change
And now San Antonio's SOLI Chamber Ensemble is here to weigh in.Next week, SOLI premieres the next entry in its 2019-2020 season, Winds of Change. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Review: Harry Styles 'steps into the light' with great album
Harry Styles, “Fine Line” (Columbia )Arriving just in time to mess-up everyone's best-of-the-year music lists is Harry Styles' sophomore album, “Fine Line.” The former One Direction member richly deserves a spot on yours. The 12-track album continues Styles' tour through his musical influences — his salute to rock royalty — and yet also shows signs that he's coming up with his own sound. The men of One Direction are each taking their own direction, but Styles' proves the most ambitious ( Take notes, Liam Payne ). Styles has reunited with producers Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon, who helped mold his sound on his first album. The moody, string-based “Fine Line” ends the album, another song about the push-pull of former flames and broken things.
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash's demo of 'Wanted Man' released
Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash on "The Johnny Cash Show" in 1969. Video for the demo of Bob Dylan singing with Johnny Cash on the latter's hit song "Wanted Man" was released Monday on YouTube. Dylan wrote the song for Cash in 1969, and Cash recorded it on his live album, "At San Quentin," that same year. "Honey, I don't want to interrupt your train of thought, but be sure that Bob puts the melody to that song, that 'Wanted Man,'" she said. If you listen closely, you can hear Cash flubbing exactly where the "Wanted Man" is wanted and chuckling at his mistakes.
Defensive end Robert Quinn excited about Dallas' prospects
There have been many interpretations of the lyrics, but on face value, the "Mighty Quinn" appears to be a savior for his people in despair. Thats after the Miami Dolphins gave the defensive end permission to shop for a new team this offseason. Quinn was candid when asked why he chose Dallas. "We want to be standing up on that podium at the end of the season," Quinn said. I get to work with them and lets see if we can make that happen.If he can help make that happen, then he will truly be the "Mighty Quinn" for the Dallas Cowboys.
Guadalupe Theater Hosts Performance of Amalia Ortiz's The Cancin Cannibal Cabaret & Other Songs
Chisme and a Tex-Mex remix of Georges Bizets iconic opera Carmen dubbed Carmen de la Calle.An evolution of an MFA thesis manuscript Ortiz started writing before Trumps election, The Cancin Cannibal Cabaret & Other Songs functions as a multidimensional, multipurpose endeavor. Although firstly a collection of socially conscious, political poetry that doubles as a script for a punk musical, the forthcoming Aztlan Libre Press book is also a conceptual commentary on propaganda, a love letter to the DIY aesthetics of rasquachismo, a rebuttal of performance poetrys questionable reputation within the ranks of academia and a refugee, people of color, feminist, and LGBTQ+ call to action. In the books introduction, Ortiz explains that The Cancin Cannibal Cabaret is more than a flat manuscript of text, but rather words which claim three-dimensional space.Set in a post-apocalyptic, not-so-distant future just after the establishment of a totalitarian government, The Cancin Cannibal Cabaret centers around La Madre Valiente, an anti-colonial, anti-capitalist refugee secretly planning an intersectional feminist revolution with assistance from her roving emissaries, the Black Bards and Red Heralds. Human flesh, however, is not on the menu. Here the term cannibal refers to the cannibalization of knowledge from before the fall of civilization as well as Ortizs homolinguistic translations (essentially English to English reconfigurations) of songs and poems by the likes of Bob Dylan and late Chicana icon Gloria Anzalda whose poem The Cannibals Cancin sparked the projects name. If you enjoy Anzalda or Dylan, you might enjoy this, Ortiz suggests.In celebration of the books national release on July 27, the Guadalupe Theater plays host to a free book launch and a complete performance of The Cancin Cannibal Cabaret, which Ortiz describes as a deliberately theatrical spectacle involving costumes, makeup, choreography, stage lighting, music and video.sacurrent.com
Celebrities' hidden talents
Bob Dylan (iron working) -- The legendary singer-songwriter has also shown off his artistic talents outside the music world, including several exhibitions of his watercolors and drawings over the past decade. But he revealed another talent in late 2013 when an exhibition of his ironwork sculptures opened at Halcyon Gallery in London. "I've been around iron all my life ever since I was a kid," Dylan in exhibition literature. "I was born and raised in iron ore country where you could breathe it and smell it every day." Hide Caption
Classic album covers in Google Street View
Classic album covers in Google Street View A Google Street View specialist at London's The Guardian used Google to place classic album covers, such as Bob Dylan's "The Freewheelin'" and Oasis' "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?," into their current-day street view. Anthony Mason reports.cbsnews.com