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— 21 March 2015
Macon, Georgia. Many profound and legendary artists have claimed this city as her or his hometown. One of those artists is the architect of rock and roll, Little Richard. To usher in a new wave of Macon talent and the sound of the future, New Town Macon has partnered with Shadows Studio to create Macon…
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— 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— 31 March 2014
At times, it felt like the Macon-Bibb County Fire Department would be needed on the evening of January 25 at the Macon City Auditorium. That’s because the hot sax of modern jazz great Najee thrilled the crowd during All That Jazz and nearly caught fire during the Tubman African American Museum’s annual fundraiser. A multitude…