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— 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— 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…