Ukraine cops foil group trying to steal Banksy mural from Kyiv wall

Police foiled an attempt to steal a mural painted by enigmatic British street artist Banksy from a wall on the outskirts of Kiev, officials said.

The painting, an image of a person in a gas mask and nightgown holding a fire extinguisher, went missing on Friday after thieves removed it from the wall of a war-torn house, Kyiv Governor Oleksiy Kuleba said in a a Telegram post said.

“A group of people tried to steal a Banksy mural. They cut out the work of the wall of a house destroyed by the Russians,” said Kuleba.

The artwork was recovered by Kyiv police, who arrested eight people in connection with the theft.

“All were between 27 and 60 years old,” Kyiv police chief Andrey Nebytov said, the Guardian reported. “They are residents of Kiev and Cherkasy.”

The painting, an image of a person in a gas mask and nightgown holding a fire extinguisher, went missing after thieves removed it from the wall.

A woman walks near a section of the wall of a damaged building.

“A group of people tried to steal a Banksy mural. They cut out the work from the wall of a house destroyed by the Russians,” Kyiv Governor Oleksiy Kuleba said.

The painting was one of seven created by the mysterious street artist across Ukraine last month, including a mural of a female gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble and a young child in a karate outfit beating an adult hit opponent, both in Borodianka.

Another shown showed a young boy flipping Russian President Vladimir Putin on his back in a judo match.

The elusive artist shared the paintings on his Instagram feed. The one targeted in the theft was in a video he posted.

A woman walks near a section of the wall of a damaged building.

The painting was one of seven created by Banksy across Ukraine last month.

Another mural by the artist Banksy.

Another Banksy painting is a mural of a female gymnast balancing on a pile of rubble and a young child in a karate outfit.

“I want to emphasize that Banksy’s works in the Kyiv region are under the protection of the police,” Kuleba said on his Telegram channel. “After all, these images are a symbol of our fight against the enemy. These are the stories about the support and solidarity of the whole civilized world with Ukraine. Let’s do everything to preserve the works of street art as a symbol of our future victory.”

Kuleba added that “consultations on the storage and future fate of the mural” are being conducted by authorities, the community and representatives of Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.

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From North Dakota to Antarctica, Andover photographer travels the world | News

ANDOVER – At age 78, Andover resident Jack Holmes has seen a lot of the world.

He’s been to all seven continents – seeing everything from bullfighting in Mexico to orcas hunting penguins in Antarctica – and with every trip he takes a journal and camera with him.

Holmes taught high school science in Lynn until he retired in 2006. During that time, he spent his summers traveling with his wife – also a teacher.

“If you’re a teacher, you’re unemployed in the summertime,” Holmes said.

These trips included time in all 50 states, all the provinces of Canada, and once his children were out of school, much of the world. Holmes had always been a photographer, but eventually it became the purpose of his journey.

“When I started, I photographed while I was traveling, but over time I began to realize that I was traveling to photograph,” Holmes said.

He also started putting together presentations with his photos, which he attributes to his time spent as a teacher.

“I guess I kind of think of myself as a storytelling photographer,” Holmes said. “For me it’s about sharing what I love.”

Holmes said he does the presentations for many different groups such as local libraries, clubs and other organizations.

“Some people say they travel with me,” Holmes said. “They can’t afford the time to travel, so I take them on virtual trips.”

In 2011, Holmes and his wife booked a cruise to Antarctica. He wanted to go because the voyage would take him to his final continent.

The cruise started on December 22, or the second day of the Antarctic summer, Holmes says, and landed in Antarctica on December 26. Holmes said the timing of the trip made for an incredible experience.

Holmes witnessed penguins fighting birds trying to get their chicks, as well as an orca hunt. In the hunt, Holmes saw an orca catch a penguin, throw it into the air, and then be caught by another orca as it came down.

On Dec. 20, Holmes will present his Antarctic journey at the Andover Senior Center during the Men’s Breakfast event.

Many of Holmes’ memories of his trip come from emails he would send to his mother about his adventures and a journal he kept.

Holmes has a studio in Lowell where much of his work takes place. When people come to see his art at his studio, Holmes said he ends up becoming a travel agent. He said people always leave wanting to travel regardless of whether they end up buying a photo from him.

His work is also shared internationally. In May, a set of his photos — showing abandoned farms in North Dakota — will be at an exhibit in Porto, Portugal.

“What does that have to do with Portugal, nothing,” Holmes said.

For the job, Holmes went to a number of abandoned farms in North Dakota, in an area that claims to be the center of North America.

“They were first settled in the 1880s, 1890s because of the railroads that recruited northern Europeans to farm,” Holmes said.

But eventually the area became abandoned as people moved into town.

“Some of the places were cleaned up nicely and others were reduced to rubble as plaster ceilings and walls fell off,” Holmes said.

“In some of these places you would get a strange presence, I don’t believe in ghosts, but I say you got a sense of presence in some of these places,” Holmes said. “You’re walking around and you hear your footsteps, and you hear the wind outside, and that’s all you hear, and you’re alone.”

Holmes has two favorite photos. One photo titled “Violent Ballet,” won a National Geographic contest. The photo depicts a bullfight in Mexico. He said the photo was the result of being in the right place at the right time.

But he prefers one photo a little more, one that’s a little more understated.

Holmes took the photo “Raven” many years ago in Alaska. The photo depicts a crow flying high above a fog-filled forest. He said he likes the moodiness of the photo and how minimal it is.

“The only thing that’s really sharp is the raven,” Holmes.

Jack Holmes and his photos can be found on Facebook under Images from near and far.

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AC40 design and construction changes announced

America’s Cup: AC40 design and construction changes announced

by Emirates Team NZ/Sail-World NZ Nov 24 7:50pm PST
November 25, 2022

Emirates Team NZ’s AC40 bow has been reformed due to forces significantly greater than those experienced in AC75 incidents © Adam Mustill / America’s Cup

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Emirates Team New Zealand has announced the design and construction changes that will be incorporated into existing and future AC40 buildings.

The changes were developed as a result of the catastrophic structural failure that occurred after the violent nose dive of the team’s LEQ12 on Tuesday. The test yacht had been taken out of AC40 One Design mode a few days earlier, and with the addition of a new test wing blade, was classified as a test or prototype AC75 (LEQ12) at the time of the incident.

The LEQ12 buried its bows during a very steep, sudden and violent nosedive while testing in waves on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, resulting in damage to the forward sections of the hull and deck structure. While the team was on the water recovering the yacht and returning to the dock, the team’s engineers immediately began reviewing onboard data to identify the root cause of the problem.

“The first things we look at in this type of dynamic event are the accelerations and rotation rates coming from yacht’s inertial measurement unit (IMU),” explains Jamie Timms, Emirates Team New Zealand Structural Engineer. “These readings allow us to derive the magnitude of the hydrodynamic loads on the hull structure, which we can then feed into our structural simulations to estimate the stress state and structural safety margins. We also use the data to run our fluid dynamics simulations of high velocity hull impacts.”

“During the 36th America’s Cup we captured and cataloged the dynamics of every major event across the three yachts we sailed in that campaign and we enveloped them, with additional margin, to define the load cases for the AC40. About the first 18 days from when we sailed the AC40 we saw some events that caused major impacts.This was consistent with our design cargo boxes and the hull structure performed as expected.However, this latest event experienced accelerations that were far beyond was than our previous records.”

“The figures above compare the longitudinal and lateral decelerations of the AC40 crash with the largest event seen by Te Rehutai, the team’s AC75 from the last America’s Cup.

“Not only did we see longitudinal decelerations 70% higher than the previous worst case, but this was coupled with a simultaneous lateral loading of similar magnitude – the yacht came to a complete stop and yawed 90 degrees in just over a second .We believe it was this combined load condition that led to an initial failure of the foredeck sandwich panel.The damage we saw in the hull and partial detachment of the bow structure is likely a result of the compromised deck panel, rather than a root cause.”

With this new data in hand, the team’s engineers designed an in-house structural upgrade package that will be rolled into all current and future AC40 yachts.

“During the development of this class we have seen the yachts become increasingly dynamic as the performance of the yacht and the skills of the sailors grow. As with any high performance vessel there is a constant balance between reducing mass and ensuring of reliability and safety, and as our understanding of the class grows, we are evolving our approach to maintain that balance. This additional structure will restore full structural margins for the upgraded load cases and allow sailors to safely and confidently push the performance limits of the class to move. .”

The internal structure upgrade package will be built by McConaghy’s, which builds the fleet of AC40s.

“The good news is that there will be no change to the delivery schedule for the remaining AC40s currently being built and the bow upgrade package will soon be shipped from the McConaghy yard for retro-fitting to the three AC40s already delivered.”

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Helena-area arts and entertainment news published Nov. 25


Grandstreet elevates Christmas classics

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.” opens December 2 at Grandstreet Theatre.

Join Grandstreet Theater for an adventure that includes a giant abominable snow monster, a singing snowman, misfit toys and a red-nosed reindeer who saves the day.

A holiday classic soars off the screen in this musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Because of his shiny nose, Rudolph doesn’t feel like he belongs in Christmastown and leaves to find a place that accepts him.

Along his journey he encounters fellow misfits, only to realize that home is where he belonged all along. When a storm threatens to stop Santa’s sleigh from fleeing, it’s up to Rudolph to save Christmas.

Filled with your favorite characters and holiday hits, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jr.” teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

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You can also buy treats, ornaments and raffles.

Performance dates: December 2-18, Wednesdays-Fridays at 7.30pm, and Saturdays at 10.30am, 2.30pm and 7.30pm, and Sundays at 2.30pm

Grandstreet Theater is located at 325 N. Park Ave. Get tickets at the box office, 406-447-1574 (afternoons), or online at www.GrandstreetTheatre.com. Tickets cost $17 to $27.

A musical production of ‘The First Christmas’

Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and directed by Stephi Johnson, a musical production of “The First Christmas” comes to the Capital High School auditorium in early December.

Performances will be at 19:00 1 December, 19:00 2 December and 14:00 and 19:00 3 December. Admission is free, and seats can be reserved at firstchristmasplayhelena.weebly.com.

“The First Christmas” is a movie produced by Liken Production that was adapted as a stage musical. This story begins with the Brown family. The mother and father decided to share their Christmas with another family who did not have much and had a very difficult year. The Browns pitch the idea to their young daughter Amelia. Amelia anxiously awaits Christmas in hopes of receiving a doll she desires.

As Amelia’s parents explain the situation of giving away their Christmas, they tell Amelia three separate stories from the Bible: Zaharias and Elisabeth, Mary and Joseph and the shepherds and Angel Gabriel.

Amelia’s imagination comes to life on stage as each of these stories is told. This musical is full of music and humor (the shepherds even have a number called “a boy band”) and leaves the audience feeling uplifted and ready for the holiday season. “The First Christmas” is a non-denominational production for the whole family to enjoy.


“Mini-Nutcracker” performance at the Holter

Mini-Nutcracker performance at the Holter

Premiere Dance Company presents a free “Mini-Nutcracker” performance at the Holter Museum on Saturday, November 26, at 1 p.m.


Cast members of Premiere Dance Company’s 30th anniversary production of “The Nutcracker” present a free “Mini-Nutcracker” performance at the Holter Museum on Saturday, Nov. 26, at 1 p.m.

Designed for young audience members, the story of this beloved holiday classic will be told by Artistic Director Charlene White as the dancers bring the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince to life.


Country Christmas Craft Show

The eighth annual benefit craft show will be held at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall on Saturday, November 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

There will be over 70 vendors offering Christmas decor and gift items, artisan goods, wood decor, Montana made items, vintage items, clothing, jewelry, and much more.

Food truck 206 BBQ Food will be on site. Get your shopping done, eat a delicious lunch and support the Tri-County Wolves Special Olympics team. Special Olympics 2023 truck raffle tickets will be available. Admission is $4.

Film screening, discussion at Carroll

Join Carroll College in recognizing National Native American Heritage Month. The Helena area community is invited to a screening and follow-up discussion of the film “Trick or Treaty?” on Tuesday, November 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Simperman Hall Wiegand Amphitheater.

“Trick or treaty?” reflects the often conflicting interpretations of treaties between First Nations and the “Crown.” The film powerfully portrays one community’s efforts to enforce their treaty rights and protect their lands, while also revealing the complexity of treaty agreements in contemporary contexts (Obomsawin, 2014).

Mike Jetty, an enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation and a Turtle Mountain Chippewa descendant, will join the discussion. Jetty works for the Montana Office of Public Instruction as an Indian Education Specialist.

This event is free and open to the public.

West Mont Christmas Tree Lot and Winter Festival

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Brian Kassay of Bozeman’s bluegrass band Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs performs at West Mont’s Winterfest event on Dec. 3.

Meagan Thompson, The Montana Standard

Montana nonprofit West Mont will host a Christmas Tree Raffle at Lewis & Clark Tap Room, 1535 Dodge Ave., from Friday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Dec. 11, or while supplies last. They will sell Christmas trees, wreaths, tree stands, holiday gifts, festive food and hot drinks. They will also have some unique giving opportunities. Their Giving Tree will have gift tags representing needs at their vocational and residential sites and contain the Christmas wishes of their under-resourced clients. The tree lot will be open Monday to Friday from 10:00-19:00, Saturday from 9:00-19:00, and Sunday from 9:00-17:00

West Mont will also host Winterfest at the Tap Room on Saturday, December 3, from 10:00am-3:00pm. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to greet the children and wish everyone happy holidays. Brian Kassay of Bozeman’s bluegrass band Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs will perform live music from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission is free.


Thompson exhibit at the library

“The Heart Intact,” a multimedia installation by Jennifer Thompson, will be on view at the Lewis and Clark Library in November and December.

Eight pieces make up “The Heart Intact,” which is distributed throughout the library.

Free and open to the public, art making times will be hosted by the library throughout November and December. Check the Lewis and Clark Library website or Facebook page to find out locations and times.

Annual Holiday Show at 1+1=1

1+1=1 Gallery

The 9th Annual Holiday Gift Show runs through Dec. 30 at 1+1=1 Gallery, 434 N. Last Chance Gulch. These mugs were made by Robyn Till.

The 1+1=1 Gallery presents its ninth annual Holiday Show featuring small and affordable gift-appropriate artwork. The show includes encaustic paintings, ceramic and mixed-media sculptures, wooden vessels, mixed-media 2D art, functional ceramics, photography, hand-bound books, unique jewelry, collage, acrylic paintings, loads of holiday ornaments and artists. -made greeting cards. It features 50 local and regional artists, including many who are new to 1+1=1 and to Helena.

Stop by during regular business hours to see the pieces in person for the duration of the show, which runs through the end of January. The gallery will launch a new online store on November 28th at 8am and can be found by visiting, https://1plus1is1.com/.

The Holiday Gift Show runs through December 30th and is located at 434 N. Last Chance Gulch. Winter hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-17:00 The gallery will be open on December 24 from 11:00 to 17:00.

For more information on the upcoming exhibit, visit www.http://1plus1is1.com/ or call (406) 431-9931.

Open Studio Days at The Bray

The Bray community is invited to wander the Shaner Studio Corridor to connect with Bray resident artists, experience finished artwork and view works in progress during Open Studio Days on Friday, December 2, from 17:00-19:00 and Saturday, 3 Dec. , from noon to 2 p.m

Open Studio Days are held once a month to allow the Bray community to get to know the artists, see their artwork and reconnect with each other.

Visitors are welcome to walk the grounds with a self-guided tour map and are invited to shop the Holiday Sale at the Sale Gallery.

The event is free and open to the public.

2022 Governor’s Arts Awards

The Montana Arts Council invites the public to the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1 in Room 303 of the Montana State Capitol (the old Supreme Court Chambers), with a reception to follow in the Rotunda.

Online streaming is available at https://leg.mt.gov, and broadcast will be provided by MPAN (Charter 191 and OTA PBS channels).

This year’s honorees are musician Rob Quist, photographer Barbara Van Cleve, ceramicist Josh DeWeese, author Deirdre McNamer, visual artist Don Greytak and craftsman Nate Wald.

Visit https://art.mt.gov/gaa for more information.

Helena movie list


760 Great Northern, 406-442-4225, cinemark.com

  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, PG-13
  • The Chosen Season 3: Episodes 1 & 2, NO
  • Black Adam, PG-13
  • The menu, R
  • She said, R
  • Ticket to Paradise, PG-13
  • Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, PG

The Myrna Loy

15 N. Ewing, 406-443-0287, myrnaloycenter.com

  • The menu, R
  • Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio, PG

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Andover in brief |  Local news

DESE to conduct triennial review of TPT

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will conduct an assessment of Andover Public Schools known as a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review during the week of December 5th. Reviews are conducted every three years by the Office of Public School Monitoring and look at compliance with special education and civil rights regulations, according to the town’s website.

As part of the review, parents of children with disabilities will receive an online survey.

Parents or other individuals may request and conduct interviews by calling Joan Brinckerhoff, Public School Monitor Chair at 781-338-3715. The department will make arrangements for any accommodation, such as translation.

The on-site review may include interviews with staff and reviews of student records, in addition to on-site observations. The review will also include an interview with members of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Board.

Within approximately 60 business days of the review, Andover Public Schools will be provided with the report. Members of the public will be able to view the report on DESE’s website.

Local dance students performing across the region

Six dance students from The Andover School of Ballet will perform in local productions of “The Nutcracker” and another holiday production, “Not so Nutcracker.”

The Dance Prism production of “The Nutcracker,” will take place on Sunday, December 18, Collins Center for the Arts, Andover High School. For more information on tour shows that will take place from November 27th to December 18th and to purchase tickets: www.DancePrism.com

  • Olivia Knight, 12, toured as a Party Kid, a Reindeer, an Angel, a Bonbon, and is a Student Soldier.
  • Elaina Scott (10), local cast as a Caroler
  • Julianne Yates (10), local cast as a Caroler
  • Scarlett Price, 8, local cast as a Caroler

Melrose Youth Ballet production of “The Nutcracker,” takes place at Memorial Hall, Melrose, December 2, 3 and 4. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Melrose Youth Ballet website.

  • Natalie DeFrancesco, 10, as a soldier

Center for the Performing Arts, North Andover’s production of “Not so Nutcracker,” will take place on December 11 at the Seifert Performing Arts Center, in Salem, NH.

  • Penelope Kaminsky (8) in the ensemble

Andover Center for History and Culture upcoming event

Upstairs Downstairs Tour, 5.00pm to 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 November and Thursday 8 December.

To sign up, visit ACHC’s website and look under public programs.

Village seal returns

The Town Seal Review Committee is seeking input on what a new town seal should hold.

Any new seal will be voted on at Town Meeting.

In September the town held a forum on the history of the current seal; to view the forum visit Andover TV’s website.

Visit the town website to provide feedback.

Phillips Academy music concert calendar

The following concerts are all open to the public:

  • Dec. 4, Cochran Chapel, 3 p.m., Academy Orchestra
  • December 11, Cochran Chapel, 4:30 p.m., Ceremony of Lessons and Carols

Public art community workshop

Andover is hosting a series of three community workshops focused on public art and placemaking in Andover. The workshops are as follows: November 19, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Robb Center; 30 November 18:30 to 20:00 at the Youth Centre.

Visit the town’s website for more information.

Capital Improvement Funds input sought

The town of Andover is seeking input on how to spend up to $80,000 in capital improvement funds.

Project proposals cannot exceed $10,000 and must be used for a one-time expense.

Other requirements are that the funds must be used for municipal purposes and projects must be on town-owned land.

The deadline for submitting a project idea is 1 December.

The form can be found on the town’s website.

This year’s projects included benches on the Senior Center garden path and a community message board at the Ballardvale playground.

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Guess store forced to close in London after Banksy urges shoplifters to “help themselves” – News

Banksy encouraged people to visit fashion retailer GUESS’s flagship Regent Street store and shoplift clothes featuring his artwork after accusing the US brand of stealing his work.

GUESS’ flagship Regent Street store recently launched a GUESS x Brandalised project capsule in mid-November featuring some of his work on the clothes – including the Flower thrower, Balloon girl and Follow your dreams.

However, the anonymous street artist claimed that GUESS did not ask for permission to use his works.

In a recent post on his Instagram page, for which he has 11.8 million followers, he wrote: “Attention all shoplifters please go to GUESS on Regent Street.

Read this next: The 5 most controversial Banksy moments of the decade

“They helped themselves to my artwork without asking, how could it be wrong for you to do the same to their clothes?” he continued.

In response, legendary drum ‘n’ bass artist and Metalheadz owner Goldie wrote: “get the gaff out kids lol.”

In a press release about the collection, the American brand said: “Using iconic motifs from Banksy’s graffiti, this collection combines the artist’s graffiti with GUESS attitude.”

GUESS Chief Creative Officer Paul Marciano said: “The graffiti of Banksy has had a phenomenal influence that resonates throughout popular culture.

“This new capsule collection with Brandalised is a way for fashion to show its gratitude,” he continued.

Read it next: Banksy made honorary professor at UCA in recognition of humanitarian efforts

GUESS described the collection’s partner Brandalised as an “urban graffiti license whose mission is to offer Banksy fans affordable graffiti collectibles”.

Brandalised posted in response to Banksy on Instagram, quoting something Banksy had previously said in 2012. It read: “Any graffiti [changed from advertisement] in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It belongs to you. It’s yours to take, rearrange and reuse.

“Asking permission is like asking to hold a rock someone just threw at your head,” it continued.

Mix power has reached out to GUESS for comment.

Isaac Muk is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow him Twitter

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Artists open studios for annual tour around Anacortes | News

More than 50 artists opened their studios to visitors this weekend as part of the annual 98221 Studio Tour.

Whether it was at their home studios or in gallery space, the artists talked to people about their work and their processes.


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Picturing Music History with Photographer Paul Natkin | Chicago News

Whether you’re touring with the Rolling Stones or photographing Ella Fitzgerald here at WTTW, photographer Paul Natkin has captured many an unforgettable image of musical giants.

Rock, reggae, jazz, folk, R&B – he captured it all. Producer Marc Vitali caught up with Natkin, and he shared stories and pictures worth many thousands of words.

“When I started, I made this conscious decision from the start that I wasn’t just going to shoot the bands I like and the music I like. If I was going to do it, I would have been taking pictures of John Prine and Steve Goodman all day, but I thought I had to be well-rounded and I had to shoot everything,” Natkin said. “So I made friends with the promoters and I went to a concert every night. One night I’d go to a thrash metal concert and the next night I’d go shoot Rodney Dangerfield.”

WTTW caught up with Natkin in his home studio and combed through nearly 50 years of archives. Some work ended up on magazine covers – other images fill the first book dedicated to his photography.

“I like to shoot anybody putting on a show, anybody jumping around, even if I don’t like them as people – which I do like most of the people I photograph – but I’ll shoot the Rolling Stones anytime if they are in town,” he said. “Buddy Guy I worked with for over 40 years.”

In 1983 he took one of his most recognized photographs.

“I took a picture of Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhodes in 1983,” Natkin said. “People tell me it’s the most famous heavy metal picture ever taken.”

That image even ended up on a limited edition snowboard.

“These guys are not like aliens,” he said. “They’re normal people who just have some kind of talent that drives them to a stage, and they also like to have fun.”

VIDEO: Photographer Paul Natkin toured with the Rolling Stones in the late 80s and early 90s. Here he tells the story of playing pool with Keith Richard and other famous friends.

Even with exceptional access, some photos are hard to come by – including one particular photo of Miles Davis.

“He played the whole show with his back to the audience,” Natkin recalled. “And I knelt on the hardwood floor at Park West and stayed for two hours until he turned to leave and waved to the audience, and I took one picture.”

The music industry has changed drastically in the nearly 50 years he has been on the job.

“I don’t shoot much anymore. 10 years ago I was shooting 200 bands in a year,” he said. “The year before the pandemic, I shot eight. And that’s because bands and managers and publicists don’t want to be photographed anymore. They want their friends to take pictures with their iPhones. And they all have the same answer when I ask them why – they say ‘Because you’re making too much money out of us’.”

Natkin said this is very much a misconception.

“If they ever looked at my sales report from the agency that represents me, they would just start laughing because more than half of the photos they license from me are my part of the sale under $2, but they only look at me with all my expensive equipment and think ‘This guy must be making a fortune,'” he said. “So they limit how much I can shoot, they limit where I can shoot from, and they limit who I can sell the photos to .”

And as Natkin celebrates his book release, he’s not sure where his archive of music history will end up.

“I haven’t quite figured it out yet,” he said. “They’ll probably go to a museum somewhere or an art department in a college. Who knows?”

The book, “Natkin: The Moment of Truth,” features more music industry stories — including the time he shot pool with the Rolling Stones and photographed Prince at 26.st birthday. You can also see more of his photos.

VIDEO: Paul Natkin’s big break came in June 1984 when he was invited to photograph Prince’s 26st birthday in Minneapolis. Here he tells how that assignment turned into work photographing Bruce Springsteen and the Jacksons.

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Harvest Market Draws Massive Crowds, Connects Community |  News, Sports, Work

TR PHOTO BY AUSTIN CHADDERDON — A large crowd gathered along 13th Street Friday night for the 2022 Harvest Market with a host of food and vendor booths and a live musical performance by The Pork Tornadoes at West End Park with several local artists playing at a separate stage.

The sixth annual 13th Street District Harvest Market drew a large crowd Friday night with more than 30 vendors and artists from across Central Iowa, an array of food trucks to choose from and, in addition to the main musical act, The Pork Tornadoes, performances by various artists throughout the evening on the acoustic stage.

The street was lined with stalls boasting a wide variety of products, including jewelry, baked goods, clothing and more, and along with these vendors set up community organizations such as the Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance, the Marshalltown Community Theater (MCT) and others. store to start conversations with event attendees.

On the north side of the street, a temporary acoustic stage was available for artists Buz Owen, Brian Herrin, Bon Jecci and The Basement Band, who each played separately between 5pm and 7.30pm. The West End Park car park was cordoned off. with various food trucks, and the popular Iowa band, The Pork Tornadoes, performed in West End Park from 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Event coordinator and 13th Street District Councilwoman Christine Isom said expanding the market’s footprint into the park area was something new this year, and she felt it was a great opportunity to showcase what it has to offer. Isom was also excited to have a lineup of musicians perform at the Harvest Market.

“I think it’s important because it really is – it really brings the community together to enjoy some of the goodness that’s going on in our community, spend time together and get to know your neighbors. I mean, that’s really part of the mission of 13th Street, is to be able to bring entertainment, to create a village within our community, and that spirit I think you really see during the Harvest Market,” Isom said. “We see our neighbors, we see our co-workers, we see our teachers and our friends, it’s just a good time to connect and have that opportunity.”

However, event attendees didn’t just connect with each other at the Harvest Market. They also joined the many community organizations in the street. One booth was focused entirely on getting design input on the future splash park coming to the Linn Creek District in the near future.

Bolton and Menk principal landscape architect Casey Byers, who is working on the splash park’s design, shared his thoughts and ideas about the project with visitors at his booth, and he also heard ideas from the community. Byers said the main goal Friday night was to introduce the community to the Water Plaza project so they know it’s underway, and he also hoped to get some valuable feedback in the process.

“We want this space to be a reflection of the community. It’s going to be art-focused, and culture-focused and include elements beyond just the water feature and the area for kids to play in, but a place for families to come together and really just celebrate Marshalltown and kind of the culture that’s here. ,” Byers said.

Behind the booth, a large blackboard was set up so people could leave their own design ideas for the water park, and Byers and other Bolton and Menk fellows were available to chat with whoever stopped by. Marshalltown City Planner Hector Hernandez also answered questions about the splash park.

“For the Water Plaza, I want it to be something unique in Marshalltown and bring people together,” Hernandez said. “We want it to be, or at least some of our members want it to be more than just a water plaza, more like maybe it can be used during the winter time, when the water is off, just a unique place to just spend time and hang out together.”

The Marshall County Arts and Culture Alliance also had a table at the Harvest Market, and they discussed their takepART Marshalltown initiative. Alliance Executive Director Amber Danielson said the initiative has two main facets, one of which is a call to action for the community to participate in all that Marshalltown has to offer, and the other is an interactive website, https:/ /takepartmarshalltown.org/ , which showcases the many public art experiences available throughout the city.

MCT was also nearby promoting their upcoming show “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” which will be performing on September 22-24 as well as September 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. Grimes Farm and Conservation Center hosted a collage activity for anyone who wanted to join in, and Carrie Grimes Barr promoted her book “Leonard and Mildred Play Hide and Seek at Grimes Farm.”

Many other organizations also connected with the community, and throughout the event live music echoed down 13th Street. This year’s version of the Harvest Market is topped off with a concert by the Pork Tornadoes, and the event is sure to have people looking forward to the next installment.


Contact Susanna Meyer at 641-753-6611 or [email protected]

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