Classic Dylan tune gets video
Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” is a getting its first official music video, nearly 50 years after the song was released.
The interactive video will premiere on Dylan’s website Tuesday and marks the release of the new 47-disc box set, “The Complete Album Collection Volume 1.”
“Like a Rolling Stone” came out in 1965 and remains one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter’s most influential songs.
The video will allow viewers to switch between 16 different storylines that mimic television channels. The actors and hosts on each of these channels lip-sync the lyrics to the song and viewers can move from one to another during the song seamlessly. There is a Dylan channel as well that features vintage footage.
Words, music to be discussed
It’s a triple billing for the ages, one night only: Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim and Michael Chabon.
The subject will be words and music.
Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, will host a discussion among himself and the two celebrated composers. Announced Monday by the MacDowell Colony for artists, the event will be held Dec. 3 at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.
Chabon is chairman of MacDowell, based in New Hampshire and one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious artist colonies. Last summer, Sondheim was awarded the 54th annual Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime achievement.
Wright chairs bring top dollar
A set of six Frank Lloyd Wright chairs owned by former New York City Mayor Edward Koch has sold for more than $11,000 at an auction.
That’s more than three times the presale high estimate of $3,500.
A matching Wright dining room table sold for $1,375 at the Doyle New York auction house.
Koch’s favorite leather chair and ottoman brought $875. They had been estimated at upward of $300.
Both prices included the buyer’s premium.
Doyle is auctioning the items from the former mayor’s Greenwich Village home in two sessions. On Monday, it sold furniture, decorative arts and paintings. Next week, Koch’s correspondence with heads of state, his books and other ephemera are scheduled to be sold.
The three-term former mayor died in February at the age of 88.
Special role for Reeves
The director of the Keanu Reeves 3-D film “47 Ronin” says he hopes his adaptation of a true Japanese story becomes a Hollywood blockbuster.
Film director Carl Rinsch, Reeves and co-stars appeared together in front of a Tokyo audience on Monday.
The film is based on a historical event during the Edo Period known as “Chushingura.” It involved a lord who was wrongfully put to death and his followers – ronin – who sought revenge.
Reeves said “47 Ronin” is a story where people “share this journey to reclaim their land, their honor, their way. It was very special to me to be part of it.”
The film premiers in Japan on Dec. 6 and opens in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25.