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— 6 December 2013
The Sound of Music is a Central Georgia favorite! The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about the Trapps, a young family of refugees who escaped from Nazi-invaded Europe, opened to roaring success in a closed performance. This also happened to be the final dress rehearsal before the production opened to the general public. Every seat in…
Food & Cuisine— 21 December 2013
A new place that recently opened in Central Georgia, Twang: Southern Tastes & Sounds, is the culmination of a series of serendipitous events for co-owners Tori DeGraw Jennings and her husband, Jerry Jennings. The Jennings are a newly-married couple, as well as new business owners and their new business is helping to revitalize enterprise in…
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— 27 December 2017
It is no surprise that many, many New Year’s parties are scheduled for the coming week! I’m sure you’ve picked the one(s) you’re going to attend, so you don’t need to read about them here. And how does one write an end-of-year message that appropriately thanks our multitude of Arts patrons for their unending support?…
Reports & Reviews— 31 May 2014
Every classic film buff—especially if they are a fan of Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn—is familiar with Charade, which surely they’ve seen several times over. They already know the plot about the recently widowed woman who finds herself being pursued by a grim group from the CIA, OSS, and who knows from where else. They…