August 11, 1989 |
A 20th anniversary Woodstock party for those who were there (or wish they had been) will be held at Peppers & Company in the New Woodbine Inn, on Route 73 in Pennsauken, on Thursday. Hippie attire is suggested, but since the event is being hosted by dapper man-about-town Stanley Green, who definitely was not at Woodstock, something sharp will do for those who insist. The entertainment will include recorded Woodstock music and concert footage, plus a hippie fashion show. A $10 admission charge (with all proceeds going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society)
July 28, 1994 |
Sunday was a day music - of rock and folk and blues - as West Chester hosted the 12th annual Turk's Head Music Festival.
July 26, 1999 |
As the Red Hot Chili Peppers gave the last performance of the three-day Woodstock '99 festival last night, raucous concertgoers set a dozen fires and toppled a sound tower, turning the former Griffiss Air Force Base into a smoky battlefield. "It's apocalypse now," said Anthony Keidis, the band's lead singer. Three dozen fans used the roof of a tent as a trampoline, which broke under their weight. It was not known what injuries were suffered. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were followed by a recorded tribute to Jimi Hendrix that was all but inaudible over the chaos.
August 7, 1994 |
Can't make it, or don't want to make it, to Woodstock '94? Not to worry. The folks running the extravaganza have made sure you can get your fill via pay-per-view television, MTV and other media. Indeed, organizers expect a much larger PPV audience than the crowd of more than 150,000 in Saugerties, N.Y. Here's a look at what's available: PAY-PER-VIEW The closest you'll come to being at the thing without getting your boots dirty is the live, inside-the-ropes telecast on pay-per-view.
August 19, 1994 |
Let you in on a dirty little secret: I have discovered the key to life. It's mud. All you need is mud. Mud, mud, mud. Mud is all you need. This revelation came to me as I watched clips of Woodstock '94 on the news during last weekend. Here were people who had paid 135 bucks a pop, only to be drenched by torrential rains, suffer from hypothermia, wade in cesspools to use Port-a- Potties, wait in mile-long lines for shuttle buses, AND pay $35 for T- shirts. Yet they claimed to be happy.
October 11, 1997 |
Say the name "Woodstock" and to many, the 1969 concert comes to mind. But for years before, Woodstock's claim to fame was its well-established artist colony. One of the artists who worked there was a local painter named Julius Bloch. A landscape he did of the upstate New York community will be among more than 200 paintings that will be offered next week at the three-day fall catalog auction of Freeman/Fine Arts of Philadelphia. It should sell for $2,000 to $3,000 when offered at the final session next Saturday.
August 4, 1994 |
At the Harborfest Music and Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, celebrate the era when love was free and tie-dye ruled. This year's Summer of '69 theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of that other great outdoor music festival, Woodstock. At Gardner's Basin in Atlantic City, you'll get a blast from the past at the festival's main outdoor stage, where rock 'n' roll revivalists Sha Na Na and singer/songwriter John Sebastian will perform on Saturday. Classic rockers Jefferson Starship (with original Jefferson Airplane members Paul Kantner, Marty Balin, Jack Casady and Signe Andersen-Ettlin)
August 14, 1994 |
What was the musical moment that signaled the start of Woodstock '94? Was it 11 a.m. Friday, when the first of a series of regional bands took the North Stage to entertain an indifferent horde busy setting up camp? Was it when John Popper, leader of Blues Traveler, offered a solo-harmonica treatment of "The Star-Spangled Banner," a la Jimi Hendrix, during a particularly inspired set later in the day? Or was it a few hours later, when Jesse James DuPree, lead singer of the hackneyed lite-metal Jackyl, played a chainsaw as part of what he described as a "blues," then engaged in a fit of nude willie-wagging that opened the floodgates for on-stage and crowd nudity that carried through the weekend?
July 30, 1999 |
New York State Police are investigating allegations by four women that they were raped during Woodstock 99 - one in the mosh pit near the stage during Saturday night's performance by Limp Bizkit. The other assaults were said to have occurred in the campgrounds, police said. One of the festival's promoters, Michael Lang, said yesterday that he was aware of as many as 10 complaints of sexual misconduct, from fondling to rape, and that he had been viewing videotape of two bands' performances to see if the footage supported the contentions.
August 10, 2011 |
Three months. Twelve weeks. Ninety-plus days. More than 2,000 hours. Yet inexplicably, summer's expanse of time seems to increase the pressure on parents to do something special with it for their kids. There's camp, afternoons by the pool, a visit to the grandparents, and the annual trip to the zoo. But what about that flash of summer quicksilver, the "Wow!" moment they could put at the top of their back-to-school essay, the thing that would one day allow them to say, "Remember that time . . .?"