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December 12 would have been Frank Sinatra’s 103rd birthday. In 1995 Sinatra turned eighty, and to mark the occasion the Voice’s inimitable jazz explicator Gary Giddins edited a twenty-page special on the Chairman of the Board. Tap link in bio to read more. . . #franksinatra #anniversary #fromthearchives #garygiddins #1995
The holiday season has officially kicked off in Dyker Heights, where opulent Christmas decorations have marked the season for decades in this Brooklyn neighborhood. Check out more of our archival holiday coverage all this month on our site. . . 📸 @photodre #fromthearchives #holidayspirit #2017 #dykerheights #christmaslights #nyc #holidaysinnyc
@315nelsongeorge we believe this was your first piece for the Voice. Correct us if we are wrong! . . . #fromthearchives #nelsongeorge #riff #musicjournalism #robertchristgau
Happy Birthday HOV! Pictured is the 2010 Pazz and Jop Music Critics’ Poll cover with @jayzmrcarter in the #1 spot on the poll. Plus: read last year's cover story by Greg Tate where he discusses the true focus of Jay-Z's "4:44" album. . . #jayz #coverstory #birthday #rapicon #nycmusic #fromthearchives #gregtate #pazzandjop
R.I.P. George H. W. Bush. Here a selection of covers from 1989-1992 during his term as president of the USA. . . #georgebush #presidentbush #fromthearchives #1990s #potus #inmemoriam #rip #thecoldwar
Happy Hanukkah! Last year, as part of our Holidays in New York photo series, we had @davidwilliamsphoto scout the most ny holiday moments around the city. . . #hanukkah #holidaysinnyc #nyc #fromthearchives
Last year we had @photodre document the holiday season in New York, exploring both the obvious tourist spots and more off the beaten path neighborhoods in the boroughs. "I ended up capturing moments that may not seem newsworthy, but these photographs highlight the life and pride of the city that I’ve grown to love." . . #holidaysinnyc #nycboroughs #christmasinnewyork #hannukah #nyc #brooklyn #bronx #queens #manhattan #statenisland #tistheseason #tbt #fromthearchives
“Bertolucci’s great achievement was to marry the great formal experiments of his time with a revitalized approach to melodrama and narrative: He understood not just the lessons of Jean-Luc Godard and Pier Paolo Pasolini (his mentors and spiritual fathers) but also of Douglas Sirk and Vincente Minnelli.” In honor of the late Italian Director, Bernardo Bertolucci, we revisited @bilgeebiri appreciation from last year’s retrospect @quadcinema . . . #bernardobertolucci #rip #filmicon #thelastemperor #thedreamers #lastangoinparis #novecento #cinemaitaliano
Since the late 1960s it has been a Thanksgiving tradition in NYC to celebrate the guitar genius. In the November 21, 1968, issue of the Village Voice, concert promoter Ron Delsener placed an ad for “An Electronic Thanksgiving,” which featured the Jimi Hendrix Experience and, somewhat incongruously, the harpsichordist Fernando Valenti, who was better known for his recordings of Bach compositions. . . #thanksgivingweekend #jimihendrix #1960s #nyctradition #fromthearchives #holiday
Want to know where to find the best alternative thanksgiving feast in NYC? @zachats did the homework for us last year and found options in all 5 boroughs. Pictured is Peking Duck House where you can ditch the big bird entirely for the crisp-skinned indulgence of textbook Peking duck at this legendary spot in Manhattan’s Chinatown. 📸 @heidisbridge . . #thanksgiving #nycholidays #pekinduckhouse #nyc #chinatown #fromthearchives
In May 1994, the opening of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh was the art event of the year, drawing the bold-faced glitterati from both New York’s high society and downtown demimonde to the artist’s hometown in the hills of western Pennsylvania. The Voice devoted two stories to the occasion, with Elizabeth Hess raving about the museum itself, and Guy Trebay taking stock of the festivities, which saw Debi Mazar, Dennis Hopper, Pee-wee Herman, John Waters, and Fran Lebowitz in attendance. “Among the painters on hand for Friday’s black-tie dinner,” wrote Trebay, “were Roy Lichtenstein, Francesco Clemente, Brice Marden, and Ross Bleckner, who dressed down in blue jeans and jacket and spent the evening jockeying to get cute boys moved to his table.” @thewarholmuseum , 📸 @fredwmcdarrah . . #andyland #whitneymuseum #popart #fromthearchives #pittsburgh
Thanksgiving is only a week away. Do you have your Spiegel Catalogue orders ready to dial in? Meh, we'd rather have a Voice sweatshirt this year. . . #fromthearchives #adcandy #1981 #spiegelcatalog #holiday #christmasinnyc #tbt
The Voice got 12 mentions in The Andy Warhol Diaries (1989), the daily dictations his former secretary and collaborator Pat Hackett took down every morning from November 1976 until the artist’s death. But one entry in particular sticks out. Warhol began his April 12, 1983 recollection by relaying, “Everyone was calling because the Village Voice ran a three-page putdown of my wig. It was a write-up of the Studio 54 party for our TV show.” A three-page putdown of Warhol’s wig in the 1983 Voice? Has to be amazing. So we dug through our bound-galley archives and found the piece. Tap lnk in bio to read Guy Trebay's thoroughly entertaining takedown of the icon’s late-period hairpieces. 📸 Sylvia Plachy . . #andywarhol #guytrebay #1983 #studio54 #wigs #whitneymuseum #nyc
With this week’s opening of “Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again” at the @whitneymuseum , this seems like a ripe opportunity to look back on what the big deal was in the first place. Tap link in bio to take a look at what we found in our archives. 📸 by @fredwmcdarrah #andywarhol #1965 #whitneymuseum #fromthearchives #nyc #articons #popart
In the February 3, 1975, issue of the Voice, longtime contributor Paul Cowan reviewed the collection, which, he writes, “has more raw power than any of his albums since ‘Blonde on Blonde.’ ” This month, the Dylan camp is releasing the fourteenth installment of his Bootleg Series, “More Blood, More Tracks”, which offers fans a deep dive into what Cowan called “the excruciating cry of a man who is tormented by his own freedom.” . . @bobdylan #bloodonthetracks #1975 #jacknewfield #paulcowan #allenginsberg #foresthills #folkmusic #fromthearchives
The Republicans’ alternate realities didn’t start with Trump. If you think the midterm elections don’t matter, you don’t know your history. In 1995, the Voice exposed the savagery of the GOP’s congressional agenda. Tap link in bio to learn more. . . #govote #midtermelections #historyrepeatsitself #1995 #republicannation #trump #rushlimbaugh #fromthearchives
Last year in our April 11 issue we had @maggierogers on our cover “Making of a 21 Century Pop Heroine”. Fast forward to her debut as the SNL musical guest in tomorrow night’s episode. Break a leg! . . 📸 @robyntwomey #snl #maggierogers #musicalguest #coverstory #fbf
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