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06.19.14 Sophie Weiner

Fort Tilden will open again on June 29th with a day-long event. This will “kick-off the Rockaway! public art festival and celebrate the reopening of historic Fort Tilden, which has been closed due to damage from Hurricane Sandy,” organizers write in the press release. This will be the first event of the Rockaway! Arts Festival, […]

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11.16.12 Marina Galperina

Um… also, Patti Smith is on the track. And then James Franco is in drag, à la those Terry Richardson drag shots. And there’s Lindsay making smoldery eyes at Terry, lifting her elbow above her head for ultimate boobage-liftage. So, this video was directed by James Franco, and by directed I mean, he overlayed some […]

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08.07.12 Andy Cush & Joseph Schulhoff

Carmine Street Guitars, the longstanding custom instrument shop run by luthier Rick Kelly, has seen a few stars in its 20+ years of business. Lou Reed owns a few of Kelly’s guitars, as does Bob Dylan. Patti Smith, whom Kelly counts as a personal friend, has been playing his axes for years. The true gems […]

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01.13.12 Marina Galperina

New York superstar of yesterdecade Patti Smith was going to play a free show at the Chelsea Hotel for tenants tonight, but nuh-uh, they got none. The Chelsea Hotel Tenants Association were upset that the hotel’s legendary former resident might be in cahoots with Chetrit Group — Chelsea Hotel’s new overlords behind the gutting historical […]

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01.10.12 Marina Galperina

We’ve watched in horror as the new management of the Chelsea Hotel began to renovate it demolish its very “uniqueness” — gutting historical rooms, “losing” art and, worse yet, evicting its long-time tenants.  Now, Patti Smith is going to give a private concert to its tenants, sponsored by the developer Joseph Chetrit, responsible for said […]

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04.19.11 Marina Galperina

Well, Patti Smith did tell all young artists to get out of New York and “find a new city,” so let’s set sail to Disneyland, arrr! Annie Leibovitz is working her way out of debt with this latest series of Disney Park ad portraits. The Pirate Patti and Johnny Depp insert will run in May’s […]

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05.04.10 Marina Galperina

Last weekend, Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem spoke to each other on stage at Cooper Union, no doubt stocked with resident artist/writer hopefuls. They probably didn’t find her advice very comforting. […]

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