August 7, 1999 |
Like ashes, the fallout from the fires and riots of Woodstock 99 are settling throughout the concert world and no one is more aware of the potentially smothering effects than the organizers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Tickets go on sale today for the Oct. 9-10 show, which will feature Beck, Tool, Rage Against the Machine, Morrissey and five dozen other acts. It will be the first major U.S.
July 24, 1999 |
More than 200,000 music fans streamed into town Friday for Woodstock '99, a three-day celebration of love and peace held at a former military base instead of the farm where the original antiwar festival took place 30 years ago. James Brown opened the show, introduced as the "general of soul" as he looked out on giant hangars that used to house B-52 bombers. Also on the weekend bill were Limp Bizkit, Dave Matthews Band, Korn, Jewel and Sheryl Crow.
July 26, 1999 |
After almost 72 hours of peace and love, Woodstock '99 ended in blazing chaos as hundreds of concertgoers in Rome, N.Y., turned into vandals, starting fires and looting. What began as scattered bonfires toward the end of the Red Hot Chili Peppers festival-closing set escalated into several major infernos.
October 19, 2000 |
Limp Bizkit--one of the acts frequently cited in the debate over pop music content thathas stretched from the nation's living rooms to Capitol Hill--appears to be stronger than ever. The irreverent rap-rock group's new album, "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water," got off to such a blistering sales start Tuesday in its first day in stores that one major retailer projects the album will sell about 1.3 million copies this week.
April 19, 2010 |
The Empire Polo Fields are 90 acres of pristine green in a land of craggy brown and represent a field of dreams for music fans as the home of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. But a few years ago, the festival, which brings international travelers together in this small, low-desert city, came close to being buried by bulldozers. At the height of the real estate boom, owner Alexander Haagen III was tempted to chop up the polo grounds and covert them to residential uses at a big windfall.
June 22, 1999 |
ART & ARCHITECTURE Gehry Wins Corcoran Commission: Architect Frank O. Gehry has won a yearlong competition to design a major addition to the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. With a projected budget of $40 million, the museum's gallery space will expand from 29,000 square feet to 52,000 square feet, housed mostly in a reworked interior space in the original structure. The plan also includes a new home for the museum's school, an auditorium and children's center.