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'The Best Of Times, The Worst Of Times': Cultural Highlights Of 2016

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

Concert - Starman: A Celebration of David Bowie Just six days after his death, more than 20 bands and 100 performers came together to celebrate the l...

Did Bowie and Springsteen Help Bring Down the Berlin Wall?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2016 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

Did David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen help bring down the Berlin Wall? When Bowie died this past January, the German Foreign Office tweeted: "Good-by...

Musician Laura Patiño Doesn't Care If You Call Her A Bitch

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts
Katie Tandy

She is equal parts kitsch and social commentary, her music -- produced with drummer Zander Kagle -- deftly toggling between undeniable rump-shaking rhythms and scathing swipes at what it's like to be a woman in the world, musically and otherwise.

Hamptons Journal: Nona Hendryx Pays Tribute to Bowie at LongHouse Reserve Jubilee/ Richard Mishaan's Design at Guild Hall, and the East Hampton Historical Society

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.25.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jack Lenor Larsen's LongHouse Reserve, home to a spectacular sculpture garden including Yoko Ono's "Wishing Tree," became the site of great music, foo...

How Much Would You Pay For A Lock Of David Bowie's Hair?

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. With his ever-transforming look, Bowie's chameleon presence was admired by many. And a piece of this ...

Never Before Published Photos Reveal The Clues David Bowie Left Before His Death

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts

Imagine getting the opportunity to hold a private photo session with David Bowie at the height of his stardom. We're talking post "Ziggy Stardust" and...

David Bowie's Ghost to Grieving Fans: If You Really Want to Honor My Musical Legacy, Stop Listening to Bootlegs, Isolated Vocal Tracks

John Baxter | Posted 02.02.2017 | Comedy
John Baxter

The incorporeal life essence of recently deceased art rock legend David Bowie has a message for fans who are so devastated by his passing that they ar...

How David Bowie Taught Us to Welcome Our Next Days

Daniel F. Le Ray | Posted 01.20.2017 | Entertainment
Daniel F. Le Ray

I listened to Blackstar twice on January 9, the day after it came out and a day before David Bowie died (it is still entirely surreal to type the words "Bowie died"). I listened to it a third time on January 11.

Coldplay Once Asked David Bowie To Collaborate … He Said No

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Entertainment

David Bowie was so cool, even talking about getting rejected by him sort of sounds like bragging. Coldplay drummer Will Champion told NME that the gr...

What Would David Bowie Do?

Chris Castiglione | Posted 01.13.2017 | HuffPost Home
Chris Castiglione

I never would have guessed that the passing of Bowie yesterday would have brought me to tears so immediately. Now, in my mid-30s, it's hard to imagine getting so choked up like this -- to cry for someone who I never actually met.

Let's Dance: Eulogy for David Bowie

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 01.13.2017 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

The other day, I was about halfway through a piece on David Bowie's outstanding, genre-annihilating new album, Blackstar. Today, I write something new, a head full of Starman-studded memories, eyes damp with real tears.

Inside The Wild Art Collection Of David Bowie

artnet News | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.12.2016 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. "Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own," legendary musician David Bowie, who died...

David Bowie Will Always Matter to Me as a Latino Artist

Charlie Vázquez | Posted 01.11.2017 | Latino Voices
Charlie Vázquez

The video for "Let's Dance" marked the time my exposure to music happening outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico began to explode. I wasn't an instant fan, but my first impression of the gaunt and pale Englishman was that there was something very unusual about him. In a great way.

David Bowie’s Idea Of Perfect Happiness Was Reading

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts

On Monday, the world mourned the loss of bright star David Bowie, the quintessential outsider, whose music, style and endless personas championed the ...

David Bowie -- Gentleman, Genius, and Pop Hero -- Dies At 69

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 01.11.2017 | Arts
James Marshall Crotty

Gentleman, genius, and one of my teenage "heroes", David Bowie, died Sunday, January 10, after a secret 18-month battle with cancer. I am blown away reading now about how many people were also quietly inspired by this highly original rock and pop icon.

Ex-Cop Who Held Gun To Man's Head Over Alleged Illegal Parking Is Sentenced

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 01.09.2016 | Crime

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A former police officer who held a gun to a man's head over alleged illegal parking was sentenced to five years in prison...

David, Johnny, Joe, Brian and Bjork

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 11.20.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

What inspires us? "Is there anybody going to listen to my story?" sang Joe Jackson when he visited Chicago this past month.

A Star Is Born in Berlin: Catherine Duquette's CELEBRITY BOUND

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 10.26.2016 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.

For The Love Of Ziggy Stardust, These Vintage Photos Of Bowie Are Just Sublime

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.16.2015 | Arts

If anyone can pull off a ghost-like complexion and slick orange hair, paired with leopard print earrings, a blazer stitched from the craft store's rej...

(R)evolution from Berlin: BONAPARTE Aims to Conquer the World

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The heart of Bonaparte's neo-modernist spirit of quantum entanglement is Tobias Jundt, a multimedia phenomenon birthed in a reunited Berlin, which has originated both the zeitgeist and the mythology of a 21st century modernism.

In Love With David Bowie

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.24.2014 | Chicago
Lev Raphael

Despite all the attention being paid to the David Bowie Is exhibition at MCA Chicago, when he flashed across TV screens in my college days he was just a cult figure.

Prayers: Cholo Goth Is 'Ready to Bleed' and to Rock

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Cholo goth. Makes total sense. The cultural iconography dovetails seamlessly -- skulls, lace, candles, saints and crucifixes. The music draws on heartbreak, alienation, angst, making it perfect for dystopian youth of all races.

Lou Reed Remembered at Wake On Wild Side

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stefan Simanowitz

"When the smack begins to flow, then I really don't care anymore" a man recites in front of a packed chapel in north London choking back the tears. This is not your ordinary Sunday afternoon church service. Instead it is a memorial for Lou Reed, held a week after the musician's death.

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

May Music Mayhem

Dusty Wright | Posted 07.23.2013 | Arts
Dusty Wright

It may seem that I'm diggin' in the dirt. Gettin' back to my punk rock roots. Well, some of my favorite new music does seem a wee bit primal, oui? And some of it is even out this world. But all of this music is party playlist-worthy for any weekend getaway.