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stream thousands of movies for free via New York & Brooklyn Public Libraries

New York City's public libraries have long been a free video store (and record store) alternative for those in the know, and now it's even an alternative to streaming services. Starting Friday, August 4, anyone with a New York or Brooklyn Public Library Card can have access to thousands of films...

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Lou Reed’s ‘The Raven’ performed with Laurie Anderson & more (watch); “Drones” installation this week

These events are in celebration of The New York Public Library acquiring Lou Reed's archives.

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Arthur Russell archive acquired by NY Public Library

The NYPL plans on digitizing unearthed tapes, photos and more, and making it available to the public.

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more Beatles 50th US Anniversary events: JFK airport tribute, concerts w/ mems of Beach Boys, B-52s, Bettye LaVette, more

We're only days away from the 50th anniversary of the day The Beatles set foot in America, and as you may know that means tons of events, many of which are right here in NYC...

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Paramount Records box set discussed & celebrated at NYPL by Jack White, Greil Marcus & more (pics & review)

So how does a music recording label from Wisconsin who -- paraphrasing the words of renowned musicologist Greil Marcus -- used materials from dirt and recorded what they thought was dirt, end up with one of the great catalogs in the history of the American songbook...

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over 22,000 LPs available at NYPL’s Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound Record Sale this week

The New York Public Library is cleaning house and getting rid of a few of its duplicate records:The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded sound has 22,000 LPs with your name on them...

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David Byrne playing Fallon w/ St. Vincent, doing book readings on tour, including one at NYPL (dates)

As mentioned, David Byrne and St. Vincent are making an album together this year called Love This Giant (due out 9/11 via 4AD/Todo Mundo) and will be touring in support of it this September and October...

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Bon Iver’s new iTunes session, Bjork’s new program at the NYPL & the full Oya & Way Out West festival lineups

Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today...

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Josh Ritter added to WFUV Holiday show @ Beacon Theater, appearing @ NYPL w/ Steve Earle & Wesley Stace

Josh Ritter at BookPeople in Austin in October (more by Tim Griffin)

Singer/songwriters Josh Ritter, John Wesley Harding (aka Wesley Stace), and Steve Earle are also authors, and all three of them put out novels this year...

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