Celebrating the anniversary of the Harlem Cultural Festival with a musical showcase in Harlem featuring Talib Kweli, Alice Smith, and even Freddie Stone, the lead guitarist and one of the original members of Sly & the Family Stone.
New Orleans' two great Louis, Armstrong and Prima, were formed by their hometown and its culture; though both left the city, it never left them or their music. They were both artists and entertainers, gifted musicians, and unabashed crowd-pleasers.
In part one of our series on Woodstock at 50, we document the troubled history of Woodstock Enterprises and its failure to capitalize on its historic brand. The failure of Woodstock 50 is hardcoded in the organization's past.