The founders of Cuba's biggest independent music festival accused the government of "kidnapping" their festival on Wednesday, saying the Culture Ministry had taken over organization of this year's event and barred them from meetings.
Morris Panner is the CEO of group text messaging service GroupFlier.
"Grow old along with me! / The best is yet to be, / The last of life for which the first was made." Robert Browning, 1864
Police say a Canadian bus went airborne and flipped, rolling into a ditch and killing a woman onboard.
A bus crash in western Ontario, Canada, killed one person and injured 12 others over the weekend, police said.
When the last decade began, Levon Helm was voiceless and nearly homeless.
Fashion models have often been accused of being beautiful, but plastic. On one block in the heart of Manhattan, they really are.
In front of a packed house at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joan Baez expressed the spirit of the day: "Good morning, children of the '80s," she said to the crowd gathered for the marathon charity concert Live Aid. "This is your Woodstock, and it's long overdue."
In one chair sits a rural retiree, his financial security shot in the slump, a humble Southerner who's never thought much about politics. In another seat is a born Northerner, an inner-city native, a relative of a civil rights giant. And nearby, circling a table, are an economist, an artist, a onetime John McCain supporter and a long-haired guy who's rich in Woodstock memories.
Vice founder Suroosh Alvi takes you on his journey to the world's largest annual pilgrimage. For more, go to VBS.TV.
Based on the sheer volume of bodies, Hajj should not work. As the world's largest pilgrimage and one of the Five Pillars of Islam, each year about 3 million people cram themselves into the relatively small holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, to offer up this, the holiest of Islamic rites. In late 2008, I accompanied my parents on Hajj and managed to sneak a VBS video camera past state security and capture the trip as we saw it. The scene was insane, beyond what I could have ever imagined.
Haitians look for and load supplies on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Once there was a golf course and a swanky club. Almost two weeks after Haiti's killer quake, the sweeping hills of The Petionville Club have transformed into a city of misery.
The boxed set: Criticized for its brick-like presence. Victim of grammatical ineptitude (it's usually called the "box set," which is what? A collection of boxes?). Subject of a hilarious Barenaked Ladies song.
For many, the creative relevance of 3-D cinema remains very much an open question. But when the history of Hollywood's 21st century embrace of 3-D is written, it very well may point to this weekend as the moment when the format definitively established its commercial power at the box office.
For his new film, Ang Lee is "Taking Woodstock." Take a look at what the cast has to say.
A modest movie pinned to a generational landmark, the latest curve ball from "Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee is a gentle coming-of-age, coming-out comedy set against the epochal music festival.
Fifty years after scoring his first national hit as leader of the Miracles, Smokey Robinson is still going strong.
Bob MacLeod was a talent agent and Steve Byckiewicz a flight attendant in 1980 when they ditched city life for a farmhouse and a fresh start. Unlikely entrepreneurs, they were mostly interested in gardening and entertaining. But dwindling savings prompted them to launch a business inspired by their healthy lifestyle.
When we set out to produce a series of Woodstock 40th-anniversary pieces, somebody asked, "Whatever happened to Grace Slick?"
Grace Slick: From Woodstock to paint stock. The Jefferson Airplane singer shares her artwork with CNN's Denise Quan.
The music of Woodstock was a draw that attracted hundreds of thousands of people to the festival. Similarly, the name of Ang Lee is a draw that attracted a number of actors to his new film, "Taking Woodstock."
Cheryl Morse was 19 years old when she hitchhiked more than 700 miles from Chicago, Illinois, to Bethel, New York. She was determined to make it to the Woodstock music festival.
CNN producer Jessica Ellis talks about the Woodstock images from iReporters. Mark Goff was a freelance photographer.
For most rockers and aging hippies the 40th anniversary of Woodstock this weekend will mark a happy occasion.
The week's top hockey story came discourtesy of the Chicago Blackhawks, whose young hotshot Patrick Kane found himself in the jug after an early morning imbroglio with a Buffalo cab driver (one in the city of Buffalo, not an actual buffalo). Therein lies a little cautionary tale:
Forty years ago this summer I wound up opening the Woodstock festival when the four acts scheduled before me were stuck in massive traffic jams and delayed in getting to the concert site in Bethel, New York.
Three years ago, "Lord of the Rings" guru Peter Jackson handpicked Neill Blomkamp, then a director of music videos and TV commercials, to helm an adaptation of the video game Halo.
It doesn't matter that they can be feverishly hot. Or that crowds make for long food lines or the tickets may be hard to come by.
The 1974 subterranean thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" isn't what anyone would call an untouchable classic. If it's remembered for anything, it's for the hangdog Walter Matthau's garish shirt/tie combinations and the squalor of New York's subways.
The economic downturn may take its toll at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, which opens Wednesday night. But as always, the show will go on.
CNN.com's Nicole Lapin gets a preview of this year's Cannes Film Festival from People Magazine movie critic Leah Rozen.
Authorities arrested two high school students in suburban Atlanta on Thursday after they were warned that one of the students planned to "do harm" at the school with a weapon, police said.
Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday offered his strongest public statement yet on sex abuse against minors by Roman Catholic priests, apologizing to victims and calling the abuse "evil."
Pope Benedict XVI recalled the natural beauty he observed during his 20-hour flight to Sydney, saying he felt "a profound sense of awe," and denounced "insatiable consumption" as a threat to the world's environment.
If Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, scheduled for May 3 this year, is known as the Woodstock of Capitalism, then perhaps this is the equivalent of Bob Dylan playing a private show in his own house: Some 15 times a year Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett invites a group of business students for an intensive day of learning. The students tour one or two of the company's businesses and then proceed to Berkshire headquarters in downtown Omaha, where Buffett opens the floor to two hours of questions and answers. Later everyone repairs to one of his favorite restaurants, where he treats them to lunch and root beer floats. Finally, each student gets the chance to pose for a photo with Buffett.
With auto sales headed for their lowest level in a decade this year, automakers are relying on a comfortable old friend to lift them out of the doldrums: the demographic cycle.
Four decades after he won over America with his scratchy, soulful voice and blues-inspired rock, British-born Joe Cocker is receiving an honor from the queen.
Way back in 2006, John "Bish" Neuhauser was the poster child of the biodiesel business. The shaggy-looking snow groomer for the Canyons ski area near Park City, Utah, starred in the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival documentary on global warming, "Everything's Cool," in which he made his own biodiesel out of restaurant grease and converted all of the resort's vehicles to run on it. In 2007, however, Neuhauser no longer has to brew his own fuel - he just drives to nearby Salt Lake City, where manufactured soybean biodiesel is now available at seven pumps. "Making it is fun and liberating," he says, "but I'm just too busy."
When we profiled DanMar & Associates in June 2003 founder Dan Juhl was helping farmers set up wind towers to generate their own electricity and sell power to utilities.
For Steve Tiedeman, a farmer in Woodstock, Minn., it hasn't been all that great of a year. The weather's been dry, and he's lost about a third of the corn on his 1,000 acre farm.
Music history lovers and casino developers alike are taking notice: part of dairy farmer Max Yasgur's land, part of which was the original site of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, is up for sale.
No book has ever seen this much fever-pitch anticipation and excitement around the world.
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Berkshire Hathaway, the diversified holding company run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, reported higher first-quarter earnings Friday.
On March 31, Sly Stone played a live show at the Flamingo Las Vegas.
James Brown, one of the pioneers of soul music, has died at 73.
Pugnacious anthems and racist diatribes have never been in short supply at Nordic Fest, an annual white-power Woodstock held over the Memorial Day break near the former mining town of Dawson Springs, Kentucky. And this past weekend was no exception. On the agenda were a Triumph of the Will -- themed running event and a cross "lighting" sponsored by the Imperial Klans of America. But something new did arise at Nordic Fest this year: bellicose talk and plans of action against illegal immigrants. Among the scheduled guest speakers was Hal Turner, a New Jersey Internet radio talk-show host who recently instructed his audience to "clean your guns, have plenty of ammunition ... and then do what has to be done" to undocumented workers.
(CNN) -- As we enter the new millennium, many of us find our homes filled with machines that fulfil our every desire. In a matter of hours we can fly just about anywhere and, with the Internet, we can access the sum total of human knowledge.
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Nakamura's Woodstock, Ill., toy company was five years old when he had the idea of merging two trends in gaming: the explosion of user-friendly multiplayer videogames and the poker renaissance. Sma...
Retirement planning is fraught with uncertainty, but one outcome is sure: When we baby boomers wrap up our careers, we're not going to retire to a rocker on the back porch. No, we're going to have ...
Retirement planning is fraught with uncertainty, but one outcome is sure: When we baby boomers wrap up our careers, we're not going to retire to a rocker on the back porch. No, we're going to have a working retirement.
When Jimi Hendrix sang, "You better save it, babe. Save it for your rainy day," from his hit "Fire," he probably wasn't trying to dispense lasting financial advice to the throngs at Woodstock.
Thirty-five years ago, as fighting raged in Vietnam, a group of hippies and 400,000 of their soul mates converged on a dairy farm in New York state for three days of frolicking in the spirit of peace, love and music.
New York City's Inn at Irving Place may perfectly embody the notion of an intimate urban oasis. Its location in the historic Gramercy Park area, inconspicuously wedged between the commercial intensity of midtown Manhattan and the gritty and hip neighborhoods farther downtown, makes it a sort of enclave within an enclave.
Baby-boomers haven't been this concerned about the condition of their joints, it's safe to say, since the day it rained at Woodstock.
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Those who simply cannot get enough of Warren Buffett are in luck: Two new documentaries about the billionaire investor, Oracle of Omaha and Woodstock for Capitalists, have just been completed. Both...
Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett calls his annual shareholders' meeting the "Woodstock weekend for capitalists," but investor Michael Cleveland has a better analogy: "It's a religious rev...
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Woodstock was one of the defining cultural moments of the mass-media age, and the mere mention of it therefore brings to mind some very specific imagery. When you think of Woodstock, you think of p...
At this year's eighth annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert, I played chess on an oversized board with life-sized statues of aliens, sat in a homemade stretch VW van, wore silver body pa...
Okay, so this Rustbelt city isn't Nashville or Woodstock or even Motown. Elvis first rolled his pelvis thousands of miles away, and about the best-known band to spring up hereabouts was the nerdy i...
Another million Americans filed for bankruptcy last year, joining nine million fellow bankrupts from the past decade, along with an even larger cast of debtors who for one reason or another just sa...
Office behavior, the way we treat colleagues at work, is one of those subjects that is difficult to raise without sounding prissy. It involves, dare I say it, courtesy. You know: "Ms. Fortune belie...
Can it really be a quarter-century since half a million fans converged on Route 17B for Woodstock, the three days of peace, music and mud that defined a generation? Yes -- and along with the 25th a...
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This August marks the 25th anniversary of Woodstock, those three days of peace and music that were, for many, the defining event of the 1960s. To celebrate, promoters are holding two re-stagings of...
AFTER MONTHS of rising excitement, the big breakthrough came in May at IBM's sleekly sinuous Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. Scientists had been making astoundingly ...
The 1960s and the 1980s both will be remembered as decades of wrenching change for business and society. Both periods brought breaks with the past and a reevaluation of conventional relationships. ...
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