40th Anniversary Woodstock Poster available at International Poster Gallery in Boston

Woodstock 40th Anniversary Poster

Woodstock 40th Anniversary Poster

A new poster celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock has been released. Arnold Skolnick, designer of the iconic 1969 poster showing a dove perched on the arm of a guitar, also designed the updated 2009 edition poster.

“The client said he wanted the event to be ‘peaceful, three days long and a lot of music’ so that’s what I gave him”, said Skolnick when remembering how the original poster came to be.   Skolnick’s subdued design and peaceful message insured that the event would not be banned. In doing so he created a unique rock poster for the ages.

The Woodstock 40th Anniversary silkscreen poster is available exclusively

Woodstock Original 1969 Poster

Woodstock Original 1969 Poster

through International Poster Gallery in Boston in a limited edition of 285, numbered and signed by Skolnick. International Poster Gallery is located at 205 Newbury Street in Boston. Regular gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. For information, call (617) 375-0076 or visit www.internationalposter.com

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Says ‘The Internet is ruining Rock and Roll’

Nikki Sixx Photo: Richard Chavez

Nikki Sixx Photo: Richard Chavez

Motley Crue kicks off their 30 city US tour today, and bassist Nikki Sixx won’t sharing any details of the set with the press. He did have a lot to say about the Internet and its effects on rock and roll.

“The first thing I did when I walked into the arena to work on the set I said, ‘It’s 2009 and there’s a million iPhones with a million opportunities to take a picture of our show and ruin Christmas…I’m so over the Internet, Twitter is ridiculous and there’s too much info out there. Celebrities, movie stars and rock stars are losing their mystique.”, SIXX said in a recent  interview for the Wall Street Journal. For the full aticle, click: SIXX

Coca-Cola Gives Back to the City of New Orleans and Celebrates 15th Anniversary of Essence Music Festival

 A display of Coca-Cola bottles celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Essence Festival at the 2009 Essence Music Festival Photo: Wire Image

A display of Coca-Cola bottles celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Essence Festival at the 2009 Essence Music Festival Photo: Wire Image

(From Business Wire)- This year, in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Festival, The Coca-Cola Foundation will make two donations of $15,000 each to two local nonprofit organizations to help continue the renewal of New Orleans. The first gift supports the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s “Save our Lake,” an effort to restore and preserve the Lake, which complements the Company’s commitments to protect and preserve the environment.

Also receiving a donation is the Second Harvest Food Bank Of Greater New Orleans and Arcadiana which became the largest food bank in world history after the devastating impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The organization delivers more than 75 million pounds of food annually to communities still in recovery from the hurricanes.

Coca Cola also introduced a 15th Anniversary Essence/Coca Cola Commerative Bottle which will be given out during the festival and for which recycling will be available.

The Essence Music Festival is the nation’s largest annual gathering of African-American musical talent; featuring an unprecedented three days of cultural celebration and performances by some of today’s greatest African-American artists, including Salt n’ Pepa, John Legend, Ne-Yo and Beyonce.

The Festival runs through the 4th of July Weekend.