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August 11, 1989 | By Jack Lloyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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July 28, 1994 | For The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
Sunday was a day music - of rock and folk and blues - as West Chester hosted the 12th annual Turk's Head Music Festival.
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July 26, 1999 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 7, 1994 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 19, 1994 | by Phil Rosenthal, Los Angeles Daily News
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.
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October 11, 1997 | By David Iams, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 4, 1994 | by Ivelys Figueroa, Daily News Staff Writer
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)
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August 14, 1994 | By Tom Moon and Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
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?
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July 30, 1999 | By Daniel Rubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 10, 2011 | By Molly Baker, For The Inquirer
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 . . .?"
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June 27, 2013 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Equipped with tassels for shimmying and smartphones for Instagramming, fashionistas are trolling summer's flea markets and outdoor concerts in flower-child ensembles under a trendy millennial moniker: festival fashion. It makes me laugh that the generation-defining looks of Woodstock - frayed shorts, maxi dresses, cowboy hats - are, almmost 44 years later, red-carpet-worthy. Hippie has gone mainstream. Music festivals like Bonnaroo in Tennessee and last weekend's Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del., are so style-focused that they designate areas for the fashion-savvy to strike a pose.
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September 3, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Morgan Lukavich drove through the night from West Sunbury, north of Pittsburgh, to get to the Made in America festival. Once here, he slept for an hour on a patch of grass outside the gates. Later, rested and inside the gates, the 19-year-old could be found hanging with two new friends, young women in glittery boots. He was jubilant - more excited than he could say about seeing his favorite artist, Skrillex. "This is like Woodstock to us," said Lukavich, who attends community college in Butler County.
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August 10, 2011 | By Molly Baker, For The Inquirer
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 . . .?"
NEWS
April 13, 2011 | By NAOMI JAGODA, jagodan@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
The Roots are Philadelphia icons, house band on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and now musical directors and headliners of this year's Fourth of July Jam. The band will take the stage at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway concert, part of the Wawa Welcome America! festival, for the third consecutive year. This time, though, the group will be the main event. Joining the Roots will be Earth, Wind and Fire, former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, British R&B singer Estelle, piano songstress Sara Bareilles, local favorite DJ Jazzy Jeff and other performers yet to be announced.
NEWS
August 15, 2010
Brain Food, C2 Memory Stream: America's finest amusement park. Pop Quiz: Who was at Woodstock? Insights, C3 Dick Polman: Yet another comeback for ex-President Bill Clinton, who is out on the campaign trail for fellow Democrats. Editorials, C4 Legislators' "slush funds" and walking-around money (WAM) should be targets to balance Pa. budget. Commentary, C5 Paul Davies: A bitter family feud has the snakes at the Delaware River Port Authority turning on one another.
NEWS
August 15, 2010
As Pop Quiz recently saluted the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, sometimes called the '80s Woodstock, it seems only fair to note the 41st anniversary of the start of that three-day extravaganza and mudfest in New York on Max Yasgur's dairy farm. From the list below, identify who performed at the festival and who did not. 1. John Lennon. 2. Jimi Hendrix. 3. The Doors. 4. Creedence Clearwater Revival. 5. Santana. 6. The Moody Blues. 7. Led Zeppelin.
SPORTS
January 7, 2010 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Senior Liz Taliaferro has found her niche coming off the bench for Cheltenham, and she's having a ball doing it. Just ask coach Bob Schaefer, whose Panthers are 9-0 and ranked third by The Inquirer. "It's a good role for me," said Taliaferro who jumped into the sixth-man role last season. "There's no pressure. I go into the games seeing what we need and then trying to produce it. "I don't need to be the star. We have other players who are lot better than me. I try to do the little things - do my job. " With a couple of key players missing Tuesday night against Upper Merion, Taliaferro stepped in and contributed 11 points.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 28, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
There was a whole lot of fringe at Woodstock, the pivotal fringe festival that took place 40 years ago not in the artsy Upstate New York town but in the distant hamlet of Bethel. In the summer of '69 there were 500,000 stories in that naked village. Taking Woodstock is one of them, a microcosm of the fabled occasion that brought rock-and-roll to Rip Van Winkle country. Ang Lee's deadpan-comic account of the event sees the shaggy and fringe-vested horde through the bemused eyes of Elliot Teichberg (Demetri Martin)
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August 9, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
I wasn't at Woodstock, but I was at Woodstock. At the time, I inhaled the 1970 Michael Wadleigh rockumentary memorializing the 1969 happening originally billed as "The Aquarian Exposition. " I wasn't at Woodstock, but I took A Walk on the Moon, Tony Goldwyn's steamy 1999 feature starring Diane Lane and Anna Paquin as the Generation Gap-defining mother and daughter who separately and surreptitiously attend the festival with their respective boyfriends. I wasn't at Woodstock, but I was there in the fine Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin documentaries Jimi Hendrix (1973)
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