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'Don't take the brown antacid': aging hippies flash back to Woodstock

Knoxboro - Fifty years ago Thursday Les Poinelli was hitch-hiking to the now storied Woodstock music festival he'd heard about on the radio -- and hopped in the car where he would meet his wife.

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

New York - A freewheeling weekend of indulgence. A New York farm transformed by idealistic youths into a mid-size city. A celebration of rock music and utopian ideals.

Iconic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell hospitalized

Los Angeles - Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was taken by ambulance from her home Tuesday and hospitalized, her official website confirmed.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: Remembering Elvis and reliving Woodstock Special

Countless great performances were left on the cutting room floor after the initial release of 'Woodstock.' Now, you can see even more from The Who and Santana. Also, to celebrate Elvis Week, a little 'Viva Las Vegas' and The King in concert is in order.

Janie Hendrix on her brother's legacy: His music transcends time Special

In a very busy month for Jimi Hendrix fans, the legendary musician's sister spoke to Digital Journal about what makes Jimi's tunes have such lasting power. She also reveals what he was truly like away from the stage and spotlights.

Sturgis Rally is now about the motorcycles and the music Special

Sturgis - Imagine living in a small, quiet town where almost every person of the 6,600 people is friendly and polite. That’s a nice image to have in your mind, isn’t it?

Ritchie Havens has left the building

Los Angeles - His galvanizing energetic performance at Woodstock inducted a new generation of love into the heartfelt universe of folk and soul music, cosmic troubadour Ritchie Havens has succumbed to a heart attack at 72 and the planet mourns.

Writer, Peanuts creator Charles Schulz at Saginaw Castle Museum Special

Saginaw - On Saturday Dec. 29 Saginaw Castle Museum patrons were given a glimpse inside the life of writer Charles Schulz’s life, for free.

Levon Helm, drummer for The Band dead at 71

Levon Helm, the lone American in The Band died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 71 and lived in Woodstock, N.Y. Helm suffered with cancer for several years.

Woodstock: My Little Town Special

Woodstock - Woodstock is a lot different than many folks imagine it. This writer likes living here because the people are nice and it is quiet.

Op-Ed: The problem with Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, Henry Rollins and Ed Sanders. Unlikely bedfellows? This writer thinks not. Santorum only entered the writer's consciousness two days ago, and he seems a Tussaud's statue of himself.

Seattle planning Jimi Hendrix park

Seattle - Legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix will be commemorated next year in Seattle when a park will be opened and named in his honor. Organizers hope to have the park open in time to mark what would have been the rock star's 70th birthday.

Chef plans Occupy Wall Street Thanksgiving dinner for protesters

New York - Occupy Wall Street protesters won't be missing the traditional Thanksgiving fare thanks to a New York City chef whose promised an organic meal for 1,000 people complete with roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.

Atheist Dawkins bemoans lack of detractors at his lectures

Nobody who disagrees with the views of outspoken atheist Richard Dawkins ever seems to go to his lectures, the biologist and author has said.

Jonathan Groff returns to the '60s in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock Special

Jonathan Groff, the young stage star (Spring Awakening & Hair), stars in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Portraying promoter Michael Lang, the brainchild behind the greatest 3-day rock event in history, Groff talks about bringing the icon to life onscreen.

Op-Ed: Woodstock Celebrates it 40th Anniversary

Woodstock was the end of an era. Some 500,000 people attended what was to be the biggest music festival to date. Today, after 40 years, the repercussions of Woodstock are still felt.

Gallery Displays Photos Celebrating Woodstock's 40th Anniversary

The Laurence Miller Gallery is showcasing iconic images of Woodstock, which celebrates its 40th anniversary on Aug. 12. Burk Uzzle's photos of the 1969 love-in will be on display until Aug. 20.

Want To Have A Piece Of History? Woodstock Farm Is For Sale

Back in 1969 hippies by the thousands made a pilgrimage to Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. For three days music flowed and free love blossomed. Drugs were passed from one friend to the next. It was Woodstock and it has never been copied.

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Levan Helms playing drums
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After serving in Vietnam  Steve Ostram (at far right) worked in construction and building. Working a...
After serving in Vietnam, Steve Ostram (at far right) worked in construction and building. Working as part of the crew for concerts such as Woodstock and for the legendary Bill Graham of the Fillmore Auditorium was some of the happiest times of his life.
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Dundas Street in Woodstock, Ontario
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Jimi Hendrix in his classic performance captured on the just released  Woodstock: 40th Anniversary L...
Jimi Hendrix in his classic performance captured on the just released 'Woodstock: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Revisited'
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The Woodstock Service Centre on 401 will be close at the end of March. It is slated for demolition a...
The Woodstock Service Centre on 401 will be close at the end of March. It is slated for demolition and replacement.

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