Shots of The Beatles’ first US concerts are expected to sell for £250,000 at auction. Mike Mitchell, 18 at the time, snapped hundreds of never-before-seen photographs of the band’s performances at the Washington Coliseum and the Baltimore Civic Centre in 1964. The negatives, taken only with ambient light as Mitchell had no flash, have sat for decades in his basement.
More photos & Info available at: The Guardian
Every community should do this – and the already well-established library system is the perfect path to get it accomplished!
Nathan Jochum had the idea of building a local music database for about three years.
It’s never really been the right time, until now. Through the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library musicians will have a place to showcase their work, singles, full albums or video, in the Pocket City Music Preserve. Continue reading “How you can help the Evansville library preserve local music”
Unbelievable story. Simply a must read. RIP
Kalman Aaron began drawing pencil and crayon portraits of his family in Latvia when he was 3. A child prodigy, he mounted his first one-boy gallery show when he was 7. He was commissioned to paint the official portrait of the Latvian prime minister whne he was 13. He enrolled at an academy of fine arts in Riga, the capital, at 15. Continue reading ““Kalman Aron, Whose Art Spared Him in the Holocaust, Dies at 93””
For some, there is little more maddening than visiting an art gallery only to find hordes of visitors staring intently, not at the paintings but at their mobile phones. Continue reading “Art galleries ‘must embrace digital technology’ as the battle against phones is lost”
“Since 1851, obituaries in @nytimes have been dominated by white men. Just 20% have been women.
Today we introduce Overlooked — a project to write the obituaries for the women who never got them, but should have.”
Visit: Overlooked at the NYTimes
Wow – good stuff. As if I didn’t want to visit NZ badly enough already…
German photographer Florian Wenzel recently spent 40 days traveling through New Zealand, taking in its gorgeous landscape. Wenzel not only returned home with unforgettable memories, but a set of breathtaking photographs that demonstrate why New Zealand is a photographer’s paradise. Continue reading ““Stunning Photos Capture One Man’s 40-Day Trip Across New Zealand””