Archive for October, 2013

JFK, Elvis, and Vanity Fair  //

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The November issue of Vanity Fair has an excellent story by James Wolcott about the “avalanche of books” marking the 50th anniversary of J.F.K.’s assassination on November 22, 1963. Wolcott refers to Kennedy’s untimely death as “one of those unifying, defining moments when everyone alive remembers where they were when the news struck, shattering the […]

Lou Reed, 1942-2013  //

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Transformer, 1972. Photograph by Mick Rock.

Sunshine Superman, the NFL, Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and RRHF  //

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I was watching the Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys game Sunday night and was pleased to hear NBC use Donovan’s “Sunshine Superman” as part of the broadcast in between the play action. It was just last Thursday that Donovan was nominated for induction in the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame for 2014 for his extraordinary songs such as […]

Andy Warhol Schlepped Here… I Slept There Too!  //

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I really enjoyed the New York Times story on photographer Chris Makos on October 3. Makos has had seven one-person exhibitions at Govinda Gallery, starting in 1981. Govinda published two silkscreen portfolios of his photographs. Icons featured his portraits of Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Mick Jaggar, Liz Taylor, and Andy Warhol, and Man Ray, a […]

The Shutdown Can’t Stop Elvis  //

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“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 […]

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