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— 7 May 2014
Astounding. Amazing. Strong. These were the words describing the works as a new exhibition of an acclaimed painter debuts at Tubman Museum. The collection—entitled Blood Rhythms, Strange Fruit—is that of Atlanta based painter and art educator Charlotte Riley-Webb, on display at the museum now through June 28. Riley-Webb is an accomplished artist with works in numerous private and…
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— 11 August 2012
The following list was part of a Charlotte (NC) visitor’s bureau ad that appeared in the Travel section of USAToday. 1 » Billy Graham Library 2 » Scarowinds 3 » Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture 4 » Lowe’s Motor Speedway 5 » Discovery Place 6 » Belk Theater 7 » Carolina…
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— 29 July 2012
The band that put the Metal in Heavy Metal returns with one of their heaviest albums yet. It is a return to the early days of Metallica, resembling their first album, Kill ‘Em All. Unlike their albums of the past decade, there isn’t a single mellow song on this new release. It is simple flat…