The Village Voice Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's Move to New York

Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:46pm EST

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  NEW YORK, NY, Jan 24 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper,
today announced a weeklong tribute to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan to
commemorate his arrival in Greenwich Village on January 24, 1961, exactly
50 years ago. The Village Voice will celebrate Dylan's time in NY in both
the weekly print edition and through daily updates at
Through the past five decades, The Voice has tracked the progress,
influence and evolution of the legendary entertainer. 

    In addition to a favorite Dylan songs compilation from local artists
including Deer Tick, Gang of Four, Greg Dulli, and other artists each day
this week, a new video-post and an archived Dylan clip will be featured
online. A photo taken of 19-year-old Dylan playing at Cafe Wha? on
February 6, 1961, just a couple weeks after he made roots in the City,
will appear in print on January 26 alongside a page-length essay on Dylan
landmarks in Greenwich Village. 

    The video series will take viewers back in time, going around "Dylan
landmarks" in the Village and revealing the memories from shopkeepers,
venue owners and other locals on Dylan in the sixties. The first video
will be posted on Monday and each 3-7 minute long video-post will be
supplemented with Dylan's music and narrated by Village Voice music
writer and photographer Rob Trucks. 

    "For the first time, we're telling the 50-year story of an American
legend, complete with unique online and video content," said Tony Ortega,
Editor in Chief of the Village Voice. "The Village Voice is excited to
celebrate Dylan's move to the City by going beyond the written word with
a highly entertaining video series, in addition to a weeklong showcase of
exclusive Dylan-centric content." 

    About the Village Voice
 Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher and Norman
Mailer in 1955, the Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and
passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first
and largest alternative newsweekly, the Village Voice maintains the same
tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced
when it began publishing fifty years ago. The recipient of three Pulitzer
prizes, the National Press Foundation Award and the George Polk Award,
the Village Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking
investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on
New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national
politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater
reviews, daily web dispatches and comprehensive entertainment listings,
the Village Voice is the authoritative source on all that New York has to
offer. In addition, the Village Voice's daily-updated website has twice been recognized as one of the nation's
premier online sites for journalistic quality and local content. The site
is a past winner of both the National Press Foundation's Online
Journalism Award and the Editor and Publisher Eppy Award for Best Overall
US Weekly Newspaper Online. Follow the Village Voice on Twitter


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