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PATTI SMITH RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE FROM WESLEYAN
Patti Smith was given an honorary doctorate by Wesleyan University at its 184th commencement. The University noted "Smith lends her support to many causes, believing it is essential to use one’s creative powers to increase awareness of environmental issues, disease, poverty and human rights violations."
Read more about the ceremony on Wesleyan's site.
PATTI SMITH, JESSE SMITH, JACKSON SMITH, LENNY KAYE AND GUESTS
A benefit for Honzo Haven. Please come!
FRIDAY MAY 20, AT LE POISSON ROUGE, NYC 7 PM
BERNIE SANDERS: AN HONEST CANDIDATE
"Over the years of traveling across the United States and outside America with my former band, I've discovered within myself an underlying but potent appreciation of justice and a common decency. Sanders voted against the Iraq war, pushed for LGBT equality and marching with civil rights leaders in the 1960s. I seek out leaders who represent themselves honestly and fairly and who share the same appreciation of justice... Bernie Sanders isn't worried about political expediency or doing what polls might say is the right thing to do. His moral compass is due north and that is exactly what we need right now."
Patti Smith to Appear in London's British Summer Time on July 1
Patti Smith and her Band will perform in Hyde Park on July 1 as part of London's British Summmer Time. Massive Attack, TV on the Radio, and many great bands are on the bill.
Tickets and more information here.
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Patti Smith's Eighteen Stations Art Show Opens in New York
Eighteen Stations, opening March 3 at Robert Miller Gallery in New York City, revolves around the world of M Train, Smith's bestselling book released in 2015. M Train chronicles, as Smith describes, "a roadmap to my life," as told from the seats of the cafés and dwellings she has worked from globally. Reflecting the themes and sensibility of the book, Eighteen Stations is a meditation on the act of artistic creation. It features the artist's illustrative photographs that accompany the book's pages, along with works by Smith that speak to art and literature's potential to offer hope and consolation. The artist will be reading from M Train at the Gallery throughout the run of the exhibition.
Learn more about Eighteen Stations at Robert Miller Gallery.
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Patti Smith Celebrates Her 69th Birthday in San Francisco
Patti Smith and her Band celebrated the New Year with a three-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco. On her birthday, the 30th, she was surprised with a glowing cake by Jesse Smith and Michael Stipe.
U2 Brings Patti Smith Onstage in Emotional Paris Concert
Vulture reports that Patti Smith joined U2's concert in Paris on December 5, singing "Gloria" and "People Have the Power."
Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone filed this report on the show.
Patti Smith Participates in "Pathway to Paris"
Pathway to Paris is a collection of artists, activists, academics, musicians, politicians, innovators coming together to make their voices heard at the UN climate talks in Paris in December 2015.
Patti Smith performed with Flea, Thom Yorke and Warren Ellis, reported by Télérama.
Patti Smith and her Band Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Horses"
The "Horses" tour made its way to the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 10, the 40th Anniversary of the album's release. Photographer Steven Sebring catches the moment of the Band's grateful response to the crowd.
U2 Bring Out Patti Smith To Perform "Gloria" and "People Have the Power"
Patti Smith made a guest appearance with U2 at London's O2 Arena, singing "Gloria" and "People Have The Power."
See video at Pitchfork.com.