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Bowie Embodies Warhol In Basquiat

on August 13, 1996

Barry Gutman, Music Wire

    On his 1971 album, Hunky Dory, David Bowie sang about theAndy Warhol of the '60s/early '70s. And now, in 1996, he plays theAndy Warhol of the '80s in the new film, Basquiat, which is nowplaying in selected markets across the United States.

    From left to right: Jeffrey Wright, David Bowie,Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper in Julian Schnabel's BASQUIAT.Photo by Eric Liebowitz.

    The film tells the story of young New York painter Jean-MichelBasquiat (well-played by newcomer Jeffrey Wright), a strugglingGraffiti poet and half-hearted "new-wave" rock musician who

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David Bowie Heads Out For The Weekend

on August 08, 1996

Bowie to perform four special ballroom shows on East Coast ontwo consecutive weekends in September, on a break from recordinghis new album. He's also garnering rave reviews for his Warholportrayal in the Miramax film Basquiat

    August 9, 1996 -- Taking weekends off from recording his nextVirgin album in New York, David Bowie will perform four special ballroomshows over two consecutive weekends in September on the east coast.The cities, dates, and venues are as follows:

    • 6 Sept 1996 Philadelphia, PA, The Electric Factory
      (Tickets on sale 9 Aug)
    • 7 Sept 1996 Washington, DC, Capitol Ballroom
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Staying Outside This Summer

on May 23, 1996

David Bowie has announced plans to continuehis critically acclaimed "Outside" world tourwhich began in the U.S. last September. Bowie will perform a seriesof headlining dates at most of the major summerfestivals in Europe (including Bowie's only U.K. performancethis summer at the Phoenix Festival on July 21 in StratfordUpon Avon), as well as concerts in Japan and Russia -- where he willheadline the first night of the fifth annual "White Nights InternationalCultural Festival" in St.

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Spaceboy In Clubland

on March 28, 1996

Music fans can look forward to a very special DavidBowie performance on "The Brit Awards" (the U.K.

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Jazzin' For Blue Jean

on March 03, 1996

Directed by Julien Temple for Nitrate Filus Limlted
Screen play by Terry Johnson
Conceived by David Bowie

'What we're doing here is bringing back the talkies" - David Bowie - 9th August 1984

In Jazzin' For Blue Jean, David Bowie, Julien Temple and Terry Johnson breathe new life into the concept of the short feature. Nominally a promotional video for Bowie's forthcoming single 'Blue Jean', it is an uncompromising rejection of just about every aspect of the standard approach to selling pop by the yard.