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  • Phil Lesh Jams at Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble

    Dead legend and his sons join Donald Fagen for surprise set

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  • Levon Helm Celebrates 70th Birthday at Mountain Jam

    Band drummer remains "the greatest backbeat in the world," Warren Haynes says

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  • Woodstock Promoter Eyes Broadway Musical About '69 Fest

    Woodstock concert promoter Michael Lang plans to stage a Broadway musical about the famous festival and is targeting the Great White Way's 2009-10 season. But don't expect any show-tune treatments of the storied song catalog from the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in August. "My God, no," Lang said. What […]

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  • "Taking Woodstock" Team Meet Fest's Organizer, Talk "Hippie Camp" at Screening

    Michael Lang, the man most closely associated with the staging of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in 1969, is giving Ang Lee's new movie about the famous festival, Taking Woodstock, his stamp of approval. "It's fun and it really is a nice sort of trip back into that time and space and Ang really […]

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  • Woodstock Promoter Lang Drops Plans for 40th Anniversary Concert

    Woodstock promoter Michael Lang has dropped plans for a 40th anniversary concert. Asked why he abandoned the pursuit for a third anniversary concert celebrating the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Lang simply told Rolling Stone, "Money. No sponsors." Lang, one of the four partners to stage Woodstock in 1969, had wanted to hold a free […]

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  • New Photos of Lennon and Ono's '69 Bed-In Come to Woodstock

    A new photo exhibit at a museum on the site of the 1969 Woodstock concert offers fresh perspective on John Lennon's legacy of peace. "Give Peace A Chance: John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-In For Peace," which opens today and runs through September 7th, features more than 30 large photographs of the couple's famous protest […]

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  • Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder to Help Celebrate Pete Seeger's 90th

    Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, Tom Morello and dozens of other musicians will help Pete Seeger celebrate his 90th birthday May 3rd, during a concert at Madison Square Garden. The concert, which will also feature performances of the folk icon's songs by Warren Haynes, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson, will […]

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  • Allman Brothers Kick Off Beacon Theatre Run With Levon Helm, Taj Mahal

    Last night the Allman Brothers Band kicked off a sold-out run of 15 shows at New York City's Beacon Theatre by digging deep into their storied catalog and welcoming the first of what promises to be a steady stream of special guests (the leading rumors say Eric Clapton, Ron Wood and members of the Dead […]

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  • Levon Helm "Thrilled" Black Crowes Will Record New LP at His Ramble Studio

    The Black Crowes will record new, original material for an upcoming album during four sold-out concerts at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, in February and March. This run of performances at the recording studio built decades ago by the 2008 Grammy winner and former drummer for the Band are being billed as "Cabin […]

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  • Akon Avoids Jail Time as Fan-Tossing Case Comes to a Close

    Akon avoided jail time today but was sentenced to 65 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $250 fine in the wake of a June 2007 incident at a concert in upstate New York during which he hoisted a fan on his shoulders and violently tossed him into the crowd. A witness said […]

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