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03/27/17 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Kicking off a tour at The Astoria London, Jimi Hendrix for the first time set fire to his guitar on stage — a move that would become his signature — but this time he had to be treated at a hospital for burns.

Members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for all three major networks — NBC, CBS and ABC — went on strike and it took 13 days to settle,  in time for a CBS live broadcast in April of the Academy Awards.

Americans were listening to The Turtles “Happy Together” at the end of March 1967.

United Nations Secretary General U Thant made public his proposals for a peace settlement in Vietnam.

In what was hailed at the time as the “greatest single Commonwealth achievement in communications,” the South-East Commonwealth telephone cable was inaugurated in Sydney, Australia making it possible to make direct calls between Australia and its Pacific neighbors and allowing calls to the rest of the world.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

03/02/17 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO | Francesca Anderegg performs

COURTESY PHOTO | Francesca Anderegg performs an Alumni Recital at the Clark Arts Center on March 11.

MUSIC AT PERLMAN 

The Perlman Music Program offers an Alumni Recital featuring violinist Francesca Anderegg on Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m. at the Clark Arts Center. Ms. Anderegg will present a solo repertoire with pianist John Root.

After the concert there will be a reception with the artists. Tickets are $25 (free for students). For tickets or information, call (212) 877-5045 or email [email protected] (more…)