Archive for June, 2015

“My mother tried to switch me at birth” – Richard Lewis  //

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Today is Richard Lewis’ birthday. I’m celebrating the publication of his new book Reflections From Hell. Happy Birthday Richard! And congratulations!! Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live, Images by Carl Nicholas Titolo (powerHouse Books 2015).

Donovan headlines at the Glastonbury Festival tomorrow  //

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Donovan, 1972 Copyright © Tony Evans. All Rights Reserved. Donovan headlines the acoustic stage at the Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England tomorrow. The New York Times today in a front page story in the Arts section calls the Glastonbury festival “the world’s biggest music event to unfold on a single expanse of green field.” Donovan […]

Govinda Gallery’s 40th Anniversary and Interview with Chris Murray  //

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Govinda Gallery opened its doors on 34th and Prospect Streets in Georgetown in June of 1975. This June marks the 40th anniversary of Govinda Gallery. I want to thank all of the artists, publishers, clients, friends, and supporters who have worked with us and enjoyed our efforts over these past 40 years. Last summer Irish […]

First Exhibition Ever of Rare Photos of Tom Waits Opens in Los Angeles  //

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Copyright © Ellice Ruiz. It was a great opening for the first exhibition of Scott Smith’s photographs of Tom Waits at Mr Musichead Gallery in Los Angeles. It was a beautiful evening and the gallery was packed from the start to the finish of the opening reception. Above is one of the framed photos of […]

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga in concert!  //

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Kim ‘Boss’ Pappaterra, proprietor of Carmine’s, and Chris Murray at the Hollywood Bowl. Copyright Govinda Gallery Archive Yesterday the New York Times published a front-page review of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s concert at Radio City Music Hall. I had the great pleasure of seeing them perform together recently at the Hollywood Bowl in Los […]

Marley play at Center Stage in Baltimore a smash hit  //

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Musical artist extraordinaire Junior Marvin. Copyright © Carlotta Hester. All Rights Reserved. I recently went to see the world premiere of Marley at the Center Stage theater in Baltimore featuring the music and lyrics of Bob Marley. It was a great evening of music, song, and dance. It was made even more special as I […]

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys at Hamilton Live June 30  //

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One of the best bands I have heard in a while are The Swamp Donkeys. If you like brilliant traditional American musical styles, catch The Swamp Donkeys at my favorite live music venue in Washington, Hamilton Live on June 30. The Swamp Donkeys are an extremely versatile group of young musicians who play traditional jazz, […]

Charlie Rose talks with Richard Lewis about his new book Reflections From Hell and about his life  //

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From Reflections From Hell by Richard Lewis and Carl Titolo (powerHouse Books 2015) Charlie Rose just did an amazing interview with comedian, author, and actor Richard Lewis. The first part of the interview features a discussion of Lewis’ new book Reflections From Hell: Richard Lewis’ Guide on How Not to Live. Lewis talks in detail […]

Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll – Trade Edition  // Book

By Alfred Wertheimer
Exhibition Dates:  Taschen 2015

“Elvis who?” was photographer Alfred Wertheimer’s response when, in early 1956, an RCA Victor publicist asked him to photograph an up-and-coming crooner from Memphis. Little did Wertheimer know that this would be the job of his life: just 21 years old, Elvis Presley was—as we now know—about to become a legend. Trailing Presley like a […]

Amazing new book of Elvis photos by Alfred Wertheimer from Taschen  //

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The incredible Taschen publishers just released the most stunning book in print of Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs of Elvis Presley in 1956. Here is a link to the Taschen site for Elvis & the Birth of Rock and Roll. Alfred Wertheimer’s photographs are available through Govinda Gallery.

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