The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on 15 August 1969 in a pasture in upstate New York. Two dozen bands came to play on a wooden stage in the middle of a pasture.
It was a happening unlike any other. 450,000 people formed a love-in for three days and nights. Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, and Arlo Guthrie were there. And so were Country Joe and the Fish, Santana, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Richie Havens, and others. There were hippies, bikers, Viet Nam war vets, high school and college kids, and college grads, longhaired and short, young and old—and the world watched and joined in through the magic of the media.
The music played, the people danced and sang, and the memories went home with them. Woodstock marked an era—groovy, far out, like wow man, power to the people, peace brother—an era unlike no other!
Art & Culture— 8 October 2012
If you love Latino cuisine and culture, there are a few “must visits” while you’re traveling. Keep these restaurants in mind when you’re in any of the cities where they are located. » Barelas Coffe House (Albuquerque, NM) A very popular, authentic and no-nonsense Mexican haunt for locals and visitors, so be prepared to wait. 1502…
Food & Cuisine— 3 July 2014
If you can’t get to the Caribbean, then let the Caribbean come to you. That was the idea behind the Middle Georgia Island Festival according to organizers and boy was that the case. The Island Festival promotes the Caribbean! Smiley’s Flea Market was alive with the sounds of reggae and Calypso music, the taste and…
Travel & Leisure— 30 June 2014
The universal language of music could be heard emanating from the hallowed halls of the Ruth Hartley Mosley Center for all the right reasons recently during a jazz fundraiser on behalf of Two Hands International. Featured was rising trumpet player/Hip Hop artist/music producer, Vinson Muhammad, and his fellow-musician friends, who apparently at the business of…
Odds & Ends— 30 August 2013
Capricorn Records no longer exists, but a legacy to it and some of the giants of 1970s rock music stands proudly on a busy little street in a quiet Southern town.
Reports & Reviews— 14 January 2014
Falling Up: My Story is the Autobiography of Jaime Luis Gomez. That name may be unrecognizable to the general public. Why? To the world Gomez is known as the rapper Taboo. He is one fourth of the world renowned group, the Black Eye Peas. His autobiography goes deeper than the average story of achieving a childhood…