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Andrew Hawley Sends Out Press Release Offering $5,000 For Dylan Concert Poster

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Received a Press Release this Morning Offering Big Bucks For This Bob Dylan Poster
December 29, 2015 - Rock 'N' Roll collector using press release to find owner of a rare Bob Dylan poster. $5,000 US reward. Avid boxing style rock concert poster collector, Andrew Hawley issued a North American wide press release this morning to advertise that he is on the hunt for a rare piece of early 60s music. The owner of Vintage Rock Posters, is looking for a 1963 Bob Dylan Newark Mosque Concert poster and is willing to pay big bucks for it. 
The concert was promoted by Moe Septee and Felix Gerstman who were early supporters of 1960s folk and rock acts on the East Coast. Dylan played the Newark Mosque on November 30th. According to Hawley, "This would be the first of two visits for Dylan to Newark in the 1960s. Two years later he would play the Newark Symphony Hall. Murray Posters of New York City printed the concert posters on thick cardboard, which measures approximately 14 x 22 inches…

Hadley + Maxwell resculpting Canada

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When the massive Art Gallery of Hamilton exhibition, are you experienced? ends its six-month run a few days after New Years, Canadian artists Hadley + Maxwell will bewell on their way to owning the title of Canada’s most sought after sculpting duo!The pair not only front-page the Hamilton contemporary art exhibition, they are also in the process of installing an outdoor sculpture in Toronto that will metamorphose the new community called West Don Lands.
Hadley+Maxwell consist of Toronto born 42-year old Hadley Howes and Montreal’s 49-year old Maxwell Stephens. They currently live and work in Berlin, Germany and travel the world collaborating on significant art pieces for public galleries, institutions and well-heeled collectors.
When talking about themselves and their work, they eschew their birth names. They appear to see themselves as the Hadley + Maxwell brand beca…

The Growth of the Modern World Via The League of Nations

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The Growth of the Modern World Via The League of Nations
A Review of Susan Pedersen's The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire
By KJ Mullins-Toronto
History Today:  For historian Susan Pedersen the League of Nations was a fascinating period of restructuring the Imperial World to Nation States while attempting to maintain old school ideals of how to govern the masses.
Pedersen was in Toronto this November as part of the shortlist for the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature.  Just hours before she took the prize we sat down to discuss her book The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire.  "I didn't write my book as a comment to current affairs, that is for the reader to draw on." Pedersen stresses that she is a true hardcore research historian and that her focus is on the world prior to 1945, not on the present day. Narrowing in on the mandate system Pedersen spent 10 years researching the League in depth. When asked what sh…

Cotton, Slavery And The Caribbean

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Cotton, Slavery and the Caribbean
An interview with Columbia University author/scholar Sven Beckert
By KJ Mullins-Toronto
Trinidad Guardian: The Caribbean played an important role in the growth of slavery in the Southern United States, the Industrial Age and the booming cotton trade of the 18th century. While cotton was never as large an industry in the Caribbean (as what happened with sugar) the islands played an important role in the growth of the United States and fostering the Industrial Revolution.
Author Sven Beckert explores this historical period in depth along with other aspects of the cotton industry in his award winning Empire of Cotton: A Global History. The Pulitzer Prize finalist wasin Toronto for the Cundill Prize took time to discuss how the slave trade, growth of Island cotton plantations and the Caribbean slave revolts influenced the booming slave trade within the southern United States.“I wanted to bring the economy of the United States into the global context, to tr…