In The News: Woodstock poster headlines exhibit

EXHIBITS

Arnold Skolnick’s original 1969 Woodstock poster is the spotlight at an exhibit at Boston’s International Poster Gallery. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1 and features more than 40 posters. Visit www.InternationalPoster.com

AWARDS AND HONORS

R.E.O. Speedwagon was given a key to the city of Des Moines, Iowa, on July 16. The band was in town to headline a flood relief concert that also featured The Little River Band... Booker T. and the MGs, The Memphis Horns, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Al Kooper, Billy Sherrill and Buddy Holly’s band, The Crickets, will be inducted into The Musicians Hall of Fame in October… Led Zeppelin was named the Best Live Act of the last 12 months at the Mojo “Honours List” ceremony in London June 16, according to ledzeppelin.comThe Flaming Lips, Foo Fighters, Incubus, Tenacious D and Pearl Jam covered songs by The Who during a special concert celebrating The Who for the VH1 Rock Honors. Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey closed the special concert with a performance of some of The Who’s greatest hits. Click here now for a recap

LAW AND ORDER

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, 43, was arrested July 17 in Hollywood for narcotics possession, being under the influence and for an outstanding warrant… Barenaked Ladies singer and guitarist Steven Page, 38, was arrested on drug charges in a Fayetteville, N.Y., apartment… Lou Pearlman, who created the Backstreet Boys and ’N Sync, has been ordered to repay $300 million to banks and investors involved in his decades-long scam… Thieves have stolen a memorial stone for Ian Curtis, frontman of Joy Division. The stone was taken from Macclesfield Crematorium in northern England on June 30 or July 1, police said…

OFFBEAT

In honor of rocker Elton John’s first-ever Vermont performance, Ben & Jerry’s whipped up a limited batch ice cream — “Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road.” Proceeds from sales of the ice cream went to the Elton John AIDS Foundation… The Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a laser light show at the Aquamarine Music Festival near Moscow on July injured 30 concertgoers and harmed their eyesight…

CHARITY

Ronnie Raper of the bluegrass group Reliance is helping to organize the 2nd Annual Cotton Fest in Etowah, Tenn. The Sept. 27 music festival is dedicated in memory of his father, Ronnie “Cotton” Raper, also a musician, who died of pancreatic cancer in December 2006. Proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles-based Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer ResearchFarm Aid, the long-running benefit concert, will be held Sept. 20 at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, Mass. The Boston Globe reports that John Mellencamp, Will

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