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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/byrne-wilco-toussaint-diabat-to-play-bonnaroo-festival-black-keys-at-coachella-2009-02-03
    February 03, 2009|0 comments

    David Byrne, Wilco, Allen Toussaint, and Toumani Diabaté (sharing the stage with Béla Fleck) will be among the scores of incredible performers at the 2009 Bonnaroo festival. This year's incarnation of the event will be held June 11–14 in Manchester, Tennessee. In other festival news, Coachella, in Indio, California, has also announced its lineup for 2009. The Black Keys are among the headliners for the festival's opening night, April 17, as are such legendary performer/songwriters as Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/orange-county-register-david-byrne-sounding-as-good-as-ever-on-remarkable-tour-of-eno-pairin

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    October 08, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne, who just announced European dates for his current tour, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, has been performing in California all week. San Diego City Beat calls the show "classic Byrne ... a great reminder of Byrne’s genius and his continuing relevance as a performance artist." The Orange County Register calls the Los Angeles show "remarkable" with "Byrne as good as he's ever been since his heyday." The Oakland Tribune calls the Byrne/Eno pairing "one of the greatest partnerships to ever occur in the recording studio," writing that "time has served to validate the significance of" their recently reissued collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which has "played a huge role in shaping modern electronic music."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-travels-to-tanglewood-launches-ride-share-program

    Wilco, by Chris Strong

    August 11, 2008|0 comments

    After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts tomorrow night. The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip." Next to a sold-out show at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. With all the travel, Wilco is also making an effort to reduce its environmental impact with a new ride-sharing initiative. Also, label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for reducing congestion, promoting bike use.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-accepts-lifetime-achievement-webby-from-laurie-anderson
    June 12, 2008|0 comments

    "Mr. DJ, can you play another song?" With those five words, David Byrne accepted his Lifetime Achievement Award from label mate and friend Laurie Anderson at the 12th annual Webby Awards ceremony Tuesday night in New York City. The Webbys, honoring the best of the internet, limit speeches for all recipients to just five words, making for some fittingly creative efforts on the part of award winners.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-receives-webby-award-walks-online-tv-through-playing-the-building
    June 10, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne will receive a special Webby Lifetime Achievement Award tonight at the 12th annual Webby Awards Gala at New York's Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by master of ceremonies Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live. The Webbys are the leading international award recognizing excellence on the Internet. Byrne's Playing the Building, a special, site-specific sound installation at New York City's Maritime Building, has been the talk of the town since it opened on May 31 ...

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/photographer-michael-wilson-frequent-nonesuch-collaborator-exhibits-work-in-cincinnati
    June 01, 2008|0 comments

    The work of Cincinnati, Ohio-based photographer Michael Wilson has graced the covers of countless Nonesuch albums over the years, including the iconic imagery featured on Nonesuch albums by David Byrne, Bill Frisell, Emmylou Harris, Randy Newman, the Brad Mehldau Trio, and Nicholas Payton. His photography will be on display in an exhibit at the Boone County Public Library in Cincinnati beginning this Wednesday. Michael will be on hand to discuss his work in an opening reception that night.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrnes-playing-the-building-installation-opens-this-saturday
    May 28, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne's latest project, Playing the Building, is set to open this Saturday in downtown New York City. Byrne has created a sound installation in which he's turned an entire building, the early 20th-century Battery Maritime Building, into a working instrument that visitors can play. Admission is free, with an opening reception Saturday evening at 6 PM and the exhibit open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through August 10. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-to-receive-webby-award-for-lifetime-achievement

    David Byrne

    May 27, 2008|0 comments
    David Byrne will receive a Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 12th Annual Webby Awards ceremony, to be held June 10 in New York City. The Webby's organizers announced today that Byrne will be presented with the award "for a visionary career pushing the boundaries of music, art, and technology, for more than three decades," citing his PowerPoint art, online radio station, blog, and forthcoming installation titled Playing the Building, which opens this Saturday in New York City.

     

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-to-discuss-bike-use-on-sundance-channel-tonight

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    May 26, 2008|0 comments

    Tune in to the Sundance Channel tonight at 9 PM to catch David Byrne on the latest episode of the show Big Ideas for a Small Planet, titled "Transport." Byrne, a longtime advocate of urban bike use, will be part of a segment focusing on efforts to make cities more bike friendly. There's also word on his collaboration with Dirty Projectors for the forthcoming edition of the Red Hot compilation album to benefit AIDS research. Also on the album are Feist, Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear, Sharon Jones, The Decemberists, and The National, whose Bryce Dessner is producing the collection.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/david-byrne-remembers-robert-rauschenberg

    David Byrne

    May 15, 2008|0 comments

    David Byrne, in an op-ed contribution in today's New York Times, reflects on the life of the acclaimed American artist Robert Rauschenberg, who died Monday at the age of 82, recounting his own personal experiences with the man he knew as a friend, a colleague, and an inspiration.

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