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“Black Woodstock” Returns

The 1973 concert film Wattstax returns for a limited engagement theatrical run staring June 6 with original ending restored: On August 20, 1972, more than 100,000 people attended what came to be known as “the black Woodstock.” The popular appeal and broad diversity of the attending Stax Records artists ensured …

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The Essential Byrds

And that’s essential. The Byrds lay at the foundation of not one, or two, but THREE essential rock ‘n’ roll subgenres: folk rock, psychedelic rock, and country rock, and they weren’t just a foundation, they were among the highest manifestations of all three. Columbia/Legacy – with the world’s greatest catalogue …

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Ultimate Reggae collection

Summer is almost here – although it’s 55 and raining today in Cleveland – and summer is the time for the langorous strains of a Jamaican backbeat wafting on the floral breeze. Ya mon, it’s reggae time, and if you only have one collection spanning the entire reggae era (in …

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The Thorns

From the Department of Who-the-Hell-Came-up-with-This? comes the Thorns (Aware Records), an alternapop updating of the harmonically mellow soft rock sound of the 70’s Comprised of Matthew “Girlfriend” Sweet, Shawn “Lullaby” Mullins & Pete “No, I Don’t Know Who He Is Either” Droge, the Thorns sound like something you could’ve heard …

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Photo Blabs, Babs Wigs

Cal Coastline photo project captures Streisand estate – she sues: Barbra Streisand has filed a $10-million lawsuit against a multi-millionaire who posted a high-resolution photograph of her Malibu estate on an Internet Web site documenting erosion along the California coast. The lawsuit, alleging violations of the diva’s right to privacy …

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How the DVD Was Won

Bootleggers contributed mightily to new Led Zeppelin DVD release: When ex-Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page lamented “it’s a real shame that … there isn’t enough live footage of us,” he wasn’t being completely candid. PAGE, WHO WAS speaking to me in 1998, knew full well just how much footage there …

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Ted Says “It isn’t over”

Turner opposes FCC media ownership deregulation: On Monday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to adopt dramatic rule changes that will extend the market dominance of the five media corporations that control most of what Americans read, see and hear. I am a major shareholder in the largest of …

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PC Music On the Way

I don’t mean “politically correct“: A legal dispute that threatened to derail Gateway Inc.’s groundbreaking plan to load music on its computers has been quietly resolved amid growing interest in such offerings by rival PC makers, executives and analysts said on Thursday. Months after announcing a first-of-its-kind deal in December …

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