Posts Tagged ‘Patti Smith’

Photos: Virgin FreeFest 2011

The sun shone bright Saturday at this year's Virgin FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and while the grounds were a bit muddier than last year, at least the Dance Forest wasn't as dusty. It was the first nice afternoon in weeks—as well as the day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the start of [...]

Virgin Fest Lineup: Black Keys, Cee Lo, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, and More

No need to get fancy with the lede. Here's the lineup for this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, set for Sept. 10 at Merriweather Post Pavillion:

Spread across two mainstages: The Black Keys, Deadmau5, Cee Lo Green, TV on the Radio, Patti Smith, Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Okkervil River, Big [...]

Patti Smith to Stick With Scheduled National Portrait Gallery Talk

If Patti Smith is bothered by the National Portrait Gallery controversy, she isn't saying.
The rock legend and recent author is speaking on Saturday at the museum in support of Just Kids, her National Book Award–winning memoir about her friendship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, with whom she shared an address at the Chelsea Hotel for many [...]

Arts Roundup: Mixed Metals Edition

First rock icon, now lauded author: Last night Patti Smith won the National Book Award for nonfiction for Just Kids, her memoir about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in the '60s and '70s. Some people are so talented I can hardly stand it.
In other book news, you know that memoir Roger Sterling's been working all [...]

Reviewed: Patti Smith’s Memoir Just Kids

"Evocations of time past need not be sentimental or even sad," writes Eve Ottenberg of Patti Smith's memoir Just Kids. "Some merely attempt to retrieve, however briefly, a lost treasure." In this case, that treasure is Robert Mapplethorpe, the influential and controversial photographer with whom the legendary punk singer once lived and worked. Mapplethorpe died [...]

Five Books I’d Read

In which the author discusses five books he'd read, were he not distracted by Haiti's unfolding humanitarian crisis.

1. Elvis: My Best Man: Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley, by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli.
Woe to those overachievers who went to school with Elvis Presley. Even with the [...]