Exhibit on civil rights march goes on display in New York
NEW YORK » First came the movie, now the exhibition.
"Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March" is opening at the New-York Historical Society on Friday.
The exhibit, which runs through April 19, follows the pivotal civil rights march through the photographs of Stephen Somerstein.
Somerstein was a 24-year-old picture editor at his college newspaper in New York. He went to Alabama in January 1965 to document the five-day, 54-mile march.
Somerstein, who later became a physicist, took more than 400 photographs. Those in the exhibition include images of marchers being cheered by black people and jeered by whites.
The Voting Rights Act passed in 1965.
Some of Somerstein’s photographs were exhibited for the first time in 2010 at the San Francisco Art Exchange.
Wide variety of performers will fill 12 stages at Bonnaroo
NEW YORK » The 2015 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature a star-studded lineup including Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons and Kendrick Lamar.
Robert Plant, Deadmau5 and Florence + the Machine will also perform during the four-day event that kicks off June 11 in Manchester, Tenn.
Tickets go on sale Saturday. More than 125 bands and 20 comedians will perform across 12 stages.
My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, Alabama Shakes, Childish Gambino, Hozier, Gary Clark Jr. and Earth, Wind & Fire will also perform.
Kanye West headlined the Bonnaroo festival last year. More performers for this year’s festival will be announced at a later date.
For more information visit www.bonnaroo.com.
Jazz festival lineup to include piano prodigy, Grammy winners
NEWPORT, R.I. » Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti, vocalist Cassandra Wilson and Dr. John are among the biggest names playing this year’s Newport Jazz Festival.
Festival producer George Wein announced the lineup Tuesday for the festival, to be held July 31 through Aug. 2.
This will be the 61st anniversary of the festival.
Other performers include Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, the band Snarky Puppy, composer and orchestra leader Maria Schneider and 11-year old Indonesian piano prodigy Joey Alexander.
Wein is being awarded a special Grammy this year for outstanding contributions to the music industry beyond performance. He founded the jazz festival in 1954, and later the Newport Folk Festival.
Tickets go on sale Thursday.