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David Byrne Plays in Pine Plains for Ukraine

Besides doing the good work of helping the people of Ukraine during the current crisis there, the Stissing Center in Pine Plains has scored a plum performer for the Ukraine Emergency Fundraiser event that will take place there on June 5: none other than Talking Heads front man David Byrne.
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Famous birthdays for May 14: David Byrne, Robert Zemeckis

May 14 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. -- English portrait painter Thomas Gainsborough in 1727. -- Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Perez in 1942 (age 80) -- Filmmaker George Lucas in 1944 (age 78) -- Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis in 1952 (age...

David Byrne And Mitski’s ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Song Gets The Multiverse Treatment

If you haven’t seen A24’s mind-blowing multiversal adventure Everything Everywhere All At Once, don’t worry: Somewhere out there, there’s a version of you that has, and they enjoyed it immensely. To celebrate the film’s unexpected success — it’s got a near-perfect 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and has reduced plenty of packed houses to tears while becoming a box office smash — A24 has shared a “musical multi-verse microsite” bearing a reimagining of “This Is A Life,” the film’s unofficial theme song by David Byrne, Mitski, and Son Lux.

Maggie Rogers Shares Video for New Song “That’s Where I Am” with David Byrne Cameo

New York-based singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers is releasing a new album, Surrender, on July 29 via Capitol. Now she has shared its first single, “That’s Where I Am,” via a very New York City video that features cameos from David Byrne and Hamilton Leithauser and ends with her performing the song in front of the Empire State Building at night. Rogers co-directed the video with Michael Scanlon and Warren Fu. Watch it below.Rogers had this to say about the song in a press release: “‘That’s Where I Am’ is a story I’d been carrying around for many years, the story of a love that had been with me and unfolding for a long time. A lot of the events that Surrender chronicles take place in New York City. In the stark solitude and distance of COVID, it was the backdrop for all my claustrophobic fantasies. The proximity and pleasure of just staring at strangers. The way a night could unfold. Events that interrupt your day instead of having to consciously and deliberately make each decision. I longed for someone to sweat on me. Spill their beer on my shoes. Be too tall for me to see at the concert. The city’s music and attitude was a big source of inspiration for the record. For all these reasons, there was only ever one place we could shoot the video. I’ve always said that New York is the city that winks back. It’s a main character. It’s a friend, a lover, an enemy sometimes. In many ways, the music video is about that New York love story. And on those filming days, it felt like the city was on our side. We got our first taste of true New York spring. That feral downtown explosion when suddenly everyone’s smoking on the sidewalks in short sleeves and drinking gin and tonics. The appearance of a few classic New York characters—David Byrne, The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, and photographer Quil Lemons—made the daydream feel complete.”

Saturday Sessions Presents: David Byrne on creating the Broadway phenomenon "American Utopia"

David Byrne's newest project – "American Utopia" – is an inventive, groundbreaking and wildly successful Broadway show. One critic says it "may be the best live show of all time." Byrne, who rose to prominence in the 1980s with his band Talking Heads sits down with CBS News' Anthony Mason to discuss how the show got made and share some highlights from the stage.

Arcade Fire Wrap Four Nights in NYC With Special Guests David Byrne, Mike Myers

Click here to read the full article. Arcade Fire wrapped their spontaneous four-night residency at New York’s Bowery Ballroom last night, concluding with a final show boasting appearances from special guests David Byrne and Mike Myers. The shows were announced just hours before door time with entry wristbands selling out in under an hour on a pay-what-you-can basis. Proceeds for the four concerts benefit the Plus1 Ukraine Relief Fund. Byrne joined the band onstage at the 600-person capacity venue to perform a cover of John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band’s “Give Peace a Chance,” the protest song released in 1969. It was...

Watch Arcade Fire and David Byrne cover Plastic Ono Band’s ‘Give Peace A Chance’ at Ukraine benefit show

Arcade Fire and David Byrne covered Plastic Ono Band‘s protest song ‘Give Peace A Chance’ at the final night of four Ukraine benefit gigs in New York City. The Canadian band were joined by the legendary soloist and former Talking Heads frontman for the rendition of John Lennon and Plastic Ono Band’s 1969 single last night (March 21) at Bowery Ballroom.

David Byrne Joins Arcade Fire In New York City

David Byrne accompanied Arcade Fire on a cover of John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” at Monday’s concert in New York City. The show was the fourth and final “surprise” Arcade Fire performance at the Bowery Ballroom, with proceeds from the pay-what-you-can event benefiting the PLUS 1 Ukraine Relief Fund.