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OWS To Hold Vigil For MLK

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

Occupy Wall Street is coordinating a global series of candlelight vigils on Sunday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Protesters aim to ...

Patti Smith To Play Concert For New Management Of Chelsea Hotel

Posted 01.12.2012 | New York

Patti Smith selling out? While we'd like to believe it isn't true, some are concerned that Smith may indeed be betraying her Chelsea Hotel roots by pl...

Canada Man Turns $200 Gift Into $1 Million Donation

www.winnipegfreepress.com | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

LAURIE Johnston took a gift of $200 more than a half-century ago and turned it into $1 million. The retired pharmacist donated $500,000 on Friday t...

Patti Smith Muses On Childhood And Art In Miami

Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami

Miami is no doubt still a bit high on love for Patti Smith. The rock-n-roll poetess appeared at the 2010 Miami International Book Fair just days after...

Patti Smith Turns 65!

Posted 12.30.2011 | Fifty

Patti Smith may be turning 65 on December 30, but for someone who spent nearly two decades of a 35-year career in music in retirement, she seems to be...

The Best-Selling Books In Southern California

Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association has released the bestselling books at local, independent bookstores for the sales week end...

World Book Night Giving Away 1 Million Free Books, Needs YOUR Help

Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Ever heard of World Book Night? If not, you will. Because they want your help to give away free books. WBN first launched in the UK last year. It t...

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

Patti Smith's Peaceable Kingdom

Dorothy Spears | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

For the opening of her exhibit, Patti Smith: Camera Solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT last week, Patti Smith gave a concert celebrating essential connections between art, music, and literature.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

Rock And Roll Revisited

Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment

Chances are if you have a love of old New York, an obsession with rock & roll and dreams of being famous you've already read Patti Smith's memoir "Jus...

PHOTOS: Escape To New York Debuts, But Is Cancelled On Third Day

Southampton, NY Patch | Brendan J. O'Reilly Email the Author | Posted 10.08.2011 | New York

The inaugural Escape to New York was cut short when the third planned day of music and arts was rained out, but the first two days brought high profil...

Huffington Post Exclusive Music World Premiere: On The Twentieth Anniversary Of Nevermind, SPIN Curates A Tribute Album (Audio)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

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Classic Celebrity Memoirs And Their Contemporary Counterparts

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

"Everybody needs his memories," Saul Bellow once wrote. "They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." These days, the same can be true of fame...

Put 10,000 Maniacs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dave Astor | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Astor

As I write this post, I'm sitting in The Wishing Chair. That's the name of a 10,000 Maniacs album from 1985, and also reflects my wish that the band be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a much-deserved honor.

Literary Love Letters To NYC

flavorwire.com | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s crowded, expensiv...

Legendary New York Venue Setting For New Biopic

Posted 07.20.2011 | New York

CBGB, the famous New York City music venue, and its founder Hilly Kristal will be the subjects of a new biopic, according to Bilboard.com. Brad Ro...

Patti Smith Serenades Sotheby's

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Mihal Freinquel

Last night, 70s rock 'n' roll legend Patti Smith performed at Sotheby's in NYC and I was there to witness the glory firsthand. Accompanied by guit...

Huffpost Reporters' Picks: What They're Reading And Loving Now (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

It's a wild and varied staff at Huffington Post and the reporters are avid readers. They've got favorites they're in the middle of reading and we thou...

Patti Smith, Psychedelic Furs To Headline Inaugural 'Escape To New York' Festival

Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

The Friday and Saturday lineup for the inaugural Escape To New York Festival has been announced. Performers will include Patti Smith, The Psychedelic ...

New York, I Love You: 10 Favorite Books About The Big Apple

Rob Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Silverman

I first moved to New York City in 1996, and I have no need or desire to live anywhere else in the world. After living in New York City for over half o...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...

Nominees Revealed For Prestigious Book Awards

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Jonathan Franzen is back in the awards circle. Franzen's "Freedom," among last year's most highly praised novels, is a finalist for th...

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Wins National Book Award

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The winners seemed stumped at the National Book Awards. There were few prepared speeches on Wednesday night as most recipients manag...