When New York Was Really Happening

Pace Gallery has mounted a world class mini-museum show on the art of the Happening using its vast holdings as well as supplemental gleanings loaned from the Whitney, MOMA and Getty museums. Source: When New York Was Really Happening

Pina Menichelli , ‘The apogee of the Diva film’.

Originally posted on Early & Silent Film:
Two films starring Pina Menichelli were screened at the 2018 Il Cinema Ritrovato where we enjoyed this programme which included films and extracts also featuring Francesca Bertini and Lyda Borelli. Pina Menichelli was born in Sicily into a theatrical family and started out in a stage career. She…

The Neglected History of the May ’68 Uprising in France

Source: The Neglected History of the May ’68 Uprising in France On the morning of June 10, 1968—a couple of weeks after French labor unions signed an agreement with Prime Minister Georges Pompidou to put an end to a crippling general strike—workers at the Wonder battery factory in the northern Parisian suburb of St. Ouen…

The Grateful Dead’s Grand Experiment, Half a Century Later

Originally posted on By Jeff Burger:
I was among those who felt some affection for the Grateful Dead’s 1967 debut album, but perhaps that’s because I hadn’t seen them live by the time of its release. Most people who had—including the group themselves—said that the record paled in comparison. It barely made a dent in…

Provo

Originally posted on 1960s: Days of Rage:
“Provo was a Dutch counterculture movement in the mid-1960s that focused on provoking violent responses from authorities using non-violent bait. It was preceded by the nozem movement and followed by the hippie movement. Provo was founded, on 25 May 1965, by Robert Jasper Grootveld, an anti-smoking activist, and…

The Musicians’ Olympus: Ric Grech (bass / violin)

Page created by Miguel Terol on 16th January 1998 – Last modified on: 24th May 2012. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com This is an amazing piece of research and the Leicester section is true. I can vouch for it. The whole site is excellent and a labour of love! (KW)…