Woodstock 50: What has gone wrong and how it could still happen

The next two weeks may determine the fate of Woodstock 50. In around 100 days, as many as 75,000 attendees and more than 75 musical acts are scheduled to be at the three-day 50th anniversary festival in Watkins Glen. But permits have yet to be secured. Tickets have yet to go on sale. A date […]

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5 Things We Learned About Beyoncé’s Coachella Triumph in ‘Homecoming’

Early Wednesday morning, Netflix began streaming “Homecoming,” a 137-minute documentary and concert film detailing Beyoncé’s headlining set at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2018. Her elaborate performance — complete with 64 credited musicians, a phalanx of dancers and pyrotechnics both real and figurative — was an instant sensation when she unveiled it […]

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Why Pharrell’s New Festival Is a Celebration of His Hometown

Billboard News 3/22/19 Last October, Pharrell Williams and his longtime manager, Ron Laffitte, met with officials from the city of Virginia Beach, Va., the Grammy-winning producer’s hometown, to pitch a new festival, Something in the Water, that they wanted to launch this summer. “Most people thought we were insane,” says Laffitte, who was told that […]

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