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‘Wild Style’ Celebrates 35th Anniversary with East River Fete

Posted August 8, 2018 at 5:04 am

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 35 this year. Tomorrow night is another homecoming tribute. Much like five years ago – the event is part of Summerstage – the celebration includes a screening at the East River Bandshell. Plus, the opportunity to mingle with luminaries from the era. Director Charlie Ahearn is master of ceremonies […]

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‘Wild Style’ 30th Anniversary Screening and Concert at East River Bandshell Next Monday

Last modified August 22, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Pioneering hip-hop film Wild Style turns 30 this year, and a classic event is planned next week.

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When the Beastie Boys Walked the Bowery for “Yo! MTV Raps” [Video]

Posted April 16, 2012 at 11:33 am

Today we return to the Beastie Boys’ history on the Lower East Side, reminiscing about the trio’s appearance on Yo! MTV Raps.

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Fab 5 Freddy Bringing “New York:New Work” to Gallery 151

Posted June 6, 2011 at 11:21 am

Starting this Wednesday, Gallery 151 at 350 Bowery will host a month-long solo exhibit by hip-hop pioneer and legendary graffiti artist Fab Five Freddy. More after the jump!

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Jelly Jells on the Lower East Side for “Downtown King” [Video]

Posted August 20, 2010 at 2:09 pm

The Lower East Side receives an anthem of sorts in “Downtown King,” courtesy of Jelly Jells and Fab 5 Freddy.  Neighborhood landmarks and luminaries including Billy Leroy, the busted Shepard Fairey mural, and Sara D. Roosevelt Park amongst others, are all featured prominently in the music video.

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