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Woodstock 50th anniversary celebrated with photo exhibit, documentary screening

The troubled Woodstock 50 festival is hardly the only event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which is located on the original Woodstock site, originally was to host a competing 50th anniversary festival in August, but it was scaled back to separate concerts with Ringo Starr, Santana, and John Fogerty (who just dropped off Woodstock 50 when it moved to Maryland). Meanwhile, in NYC, LA, and Maui, Morrison Hotel Gallery is hosting a photo exhibition, Woodstock: 3 Days That Lasted 50 Years, throughout August. It’ll feature the work of official Woodstock photographer Henry Diltz, as well as Elliott Landy, Ken Regan, Amalie R. Rothschild, Lisa Law, Jim Marshall, Rowland Scherman and Baron Wolman, and all images will be available to purchase in person or online through Morrison Hotel Gallery’s website. Opening receptions will be held in NYC (at 116 Prince St, 2nd Floor) on Friday August 9, from 7-9 PM, and in LA (at Sunset Marquis Hotel, West Hollywood) on Wednesday August 7 at 7 PM. See a few images that’ll be on display, and for sale, in the gallery above.

For another look at Woodstock on film, Michael Wadleigh’s documentary will screen in theaters nationwide on one night only, on August 15. The three hour, fourty four minute director’s cut includes performances from over 30 artists, including Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Who, Santana, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, and more. Tickets are on sale, and you can watch a trailer below.

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