With the Republican National Convention taking place in Cleveland, designers of the 2016 logo incorporated both the party’s elephant logo and the city’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In doing so, however, they may have adapted the famed bird-on-a-guitar artwork that typified the famed 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.When the promoters of Woodstock noticed the similarities, they had a message for the RNC:As your convention logo is strikingly reminiscent of our world-famous logo from the 1969 Woodstock Festival; why don’t you consider incorporating some of our Woodstock values into the RNC platform?Michael Lang, the co-founder of Woodstock Ventures, said, “Since Woodstock stands for world community, Woodstock does not endorse building walls between nations. Woodstock stands for equal rights; so we do not endorse prejudice or discrimination. Woodstock stands for equal opportunity for all of us; so we do not support tilting the playing field to favor a privileged few. If these principles, which Woodstock does not endorse, turn out to be the principles that make up the GOP platform, then our logo designs would be the only thing we have in common.”Obviously the values of the GOP and Woodstock are going to be drastically different. It is interesting that the two logos bear such a resemblance:Lang added, “For those of you who are part of a global Woodstock “nation”, for those of you who attended the first Woodstock Festival, or any of our subsequent festivals, this convention is an opportunity to remind your party of what the authentic Woodstock logo stands for. If you’re going to evoke our logo, please also evoke our values and support the changes in society that Woodstock has energized over the years. We have more in common than what sometimes seems to be driving us apart. Do your best to make sure the RNC is moving toward a better world for all.”What do you think? Are the logos similar enough to make a difference?
For fans of Dopapod, do not miss them on tour all throughout the fall! The band has announced a major tour with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Live for Live Music will be providing unique media coverage the whole time. You can see more details here, and check out the full schedule in the artwork below. Last weekend, Dopapod made their way over to Thornville, OH to perform at the annual The Werk Out Festival. Hosted by The Werks, a number of great artists from the jam scene all performed at this beloved event. Dopapod has been on a tear of late, emerging earlier this year with new music to accentuate their recently-released Never Odd Or Even
Did they win? No, they didn’t, they lost quite heavily. [Laughs.] But yeah, it’s great. We’re quite busy rehearsing, but it’s great to be here. Who cracks you up the most in rehearsal? Oh, Nathan is quite a force. He’s hilarious, and Murray as well. I’m just so lucky to be surrounded by these people. Tell me about this guy you’re playing, Frank Finger. It’s a type of character that I’ve never had the chance to play before—he’s someone very complicated and deeply troubled. That’s really what attracted me to him. The play is amazing, it’s so funny and such an interesting insight into the theater world from behind the scenes. You’re in a cast with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick and all of these hilarious Broadway pros. Is that intimidating? It’s really intimidating, yeah. Just to keep up with them has become my main objective. They’re just so funny and they’re so experienced. They really know what they’re doing. It’s amazing to me to watch that. I’ve learned so much just being in the room with them. See Grint in It’s Only a Play beginning August 28 at the Schoenfeld Theatre. Is this your first time living in New York? Yes, and I love New York. I’ve only ever been here for like two weeks at a time, so I never really got to know the place, but I’m loving it. It’s such a great place. I went to a Yankee game the other day. Related Shows This fall, Rupert Grint is moving from Hogwarts to the Great White Way. The Harry Potter favorite will make his Broadway debut in It’s Only a Play, a revamped revival of Terrence McNally’s 1986 off-Broadway comedy. Grint will play Frank Finger, the angsty young director of a play by a nervous playwright (played by Matthew Broderick) who is worried his new project will make or break his career. But Grint and Broderick aren’t the only heavy hitters in this new mounting—the comedy also stars Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham and newcomer Micah Stock. Broadway.com caught up with Grint to chat about the Yankees, wizards, and of course, musicals. Can you sing at all? Would you ever want to do a musical? Hmm, I don’t think I could do that. I released a song recently, I did an animation [Postman Pat: The Movie] and it’s on an album now, so I can kind of sing, but not like that. That’s on a totally different level. I just saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch and that was amazing. I couldn’t do a musical, but it looks fun! View Comments The Harry Potter wizards are all getting on the Broadway train—you, Daniel Radcliffe, and now Tom Felton wants to. Why do you think that is? New York just feels like the place to be. I’ve seen some amazing shows here, and there’s such an incredible energy to the city. It’s so exciting, even just walking down the streets. The West End is great as well, I love that, but New York City a really special place. Were you rooting for the home team? Yeah, definitely! Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 It’s Only a Play You starred in Mojo in the West End. Did you pick up any tips you want to remember for this time? That was different because it was my first ever taste of theater in any form, really. Before that it was just school plays and pantomimes, so it was a big learning experience. [Mojo and It’s Only a Play] are very different shows. But I find keeping the concentration quite hard, just being in character for so long. I’m used to dipping in and out. On a film set you’re in character just for a few seconds, then you walk away. So with this, you have to be in the moment for the whole two hours, so it’s hard, but it’s great fun.
The management of CAF Confederation Cup 2019/20 hopefuls,Rangers International Football Club of Enugu on Tuesday signed a five-year multi million Naira contract deal with Lotto SPA Italia to produce and brand all thefootball kits for the club. Speaking during the signing of the contract at Rangers Secretariat in Enugu, Rangers’ General Manager, Davidson Owumi said the contract was between the club and Desgraf & Mart’s Ltd, Lotto agent in Nigeria.He said that the essence of the contract was to be a sort of relief in the funding of the club by the government, stressing, “This is really a land mark occasion and we are indeed very glad to be associated with this. I strongly believe that it will go a long way towards letting our teaming fans have our spots kits and as well generate income for the club.”Owumi said that the contract is a landmark achievement in the history of Nigeria club football, adding that “it is the first time a club in country is attracting such a deal in Nigeria.”The Lotto representative, Mr. Ositadimma Agu said that his company is a world brand and they decided to partner with a world brand like Rangers International FC.Owumi and Barrister Emeka Ugwuarua, Rangers Admin Secretary signed for the Flying Antelopes while Ositadinma Agu of D&M and Barrister Nkem Iloeje signed for the Lotto SPA Italia, the kits manufacturer.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram