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NY Public Library opens Lou Reed Archive, issuing limited edition library card

The New York Public Library's Lou Reed Archive opens today and to celebrate they're issuing a limited edition Lou Reed library card.

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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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photo via NYPL
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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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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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photographer: paul birman
photographer: paul birman
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What’s going on Thursday?

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Lou Reed, Doug Yule & Mo spoke to David Fricke @ the NYPL (many people got in, many were turned away at the door)

"ANARCHY at www.nypl.org/ 2night when the Velvet Underground is oversold and hits max. capacity early. Even tkt holders not allowed in!" - Nerida Brownlee

David Fricke, Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker & Doug Yule @ tNYPL ( at the NY Public Library last night with the remaining members (sans John Cale) of the Velvet Underground was very very good, although it did leave something to be desired...

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John Cale’s rescheduled MoMA visit, Tony Fletcher’s new book on music from NY, Alan Vega in a library & more

After canceling his October 19th appearance at MoMA because of a "sports-related injury," John Cale has rescheduled his talk at the museum for Monday, February 15th...

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3 Velvet Underground members reuniting in a NYC library, Lou Reed played w/ Renée Fleming (video) + 2 new VU books

Former Velvet Underground members Lou Reed, Maureen Tucker and Doug Yule will make an extremely rare joint public appearance on Dec. 8 at the New York Public Library...

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Ryan Adams appearing at the New York Public Library

Ryan Adams "discusses poetry and fiction, and his most recent book HelloSunshine with Tony Award winning actress Mary-Louise Parker" in a NYC library on on Friday, September 25th...

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