Patti Smith

CBGB Shut Down 15 Years Ago on the Bowery

Posted October 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

Fifteen years ago. This was the night – arguably – that the last breath of punk exhaled on the Bowery. When CBGB concluded its residence at 315 Bowery. And the block could not look any different today. The former venue became, and remains, the upscale John Varvatos boutique; while its old CB’s Gallery space is […]

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Patti Smith Rallies with Supporters for Elizabeth Street Garden as City Terminates Lease

Last modified September 27, 2021 at 10:38 pm

The legal and political battle to save Elizabeth Street Garden from redevelopment intensified last week as the city sent the beloved urban oasis in Little Italy a notice terminating its month-to-month lease at the end of October. News of the potential eviction broke over social media in the midst of garden plans to host a […]

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Report: Patti Smith to Headline East Village Relief Benefit at Theatre 80

Posted April 9, 2015 at 10:22 am

Patti Smith has been chosen to headline the benefit at Theatre 80 this Sunday for victims of the East Village explosion, according to EV Grieve. An apt choice, given the artist’s deep connection to the neighborhood. Spearheaded by author Alan Kaufman, and long-time East Village resident and visual artist Jim Storm, the fundraising event will feature a host of performers […]

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Coen Brother’s to Host ‘Another Day Another Time’ Festival at The Town Hall

Last modified August 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

It isn’t often that there’s an opportunity to hear a movie soundtrack live, but apparently the Coen Brothers posses the pull to make that sort of magic happen. In an effort to promote their latest flick, Inside Llewyn Davis, they’ve assembled both period-specific and modern artists for a hootenanny at The Town Hall. Patti Smith, who headlined […]

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Patti Smith to Pen Sequel to “Just Kids” Memoir

Posted December 19, 2012 at 6:27 am

The venerable Patti Smith, who herself reached social security age, is planning a literary sequel to her smash 2010 memoir Just Kids.

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Happy Birthday to Patti Smith!

Posted December 30, 2010 at 11:04 am

A very happy birthday to punk poet Patti Smith, who turns 64 years young today!

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Three Years Ago: Final Performance at CBGB

Posted October 16, 2009 at 6:35 am

As This Ain’t the Summer of Love pointed out, yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of the final performance at CBGB, now a trendy John Varvatos boutique.  Patti Smith was the headliner that night, along with some special guests including Lenny Kaye and Jay Dee Daugherty. Even Flea showed up to play bass. The show itself […]