The band R.E.M will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 12. The Grammy winning band hails from Athens, Ga., and is considered a pioneer of alternative rock.
Singer Michael Stipe has fronted the band for all of its recordings, including the hits "Shiny Happy People" and "Losing My Religion." The band's latest CD is R.E.M.: The Best of the IRS Years 1982 1987, a CD-DVD combo.
His new book is Picture This: Debby Harry and Blondie. Rock photographed many musicians before they were famous. The British-born photographer took pictures of Lou Reed, Brian Eno and Ziggy Stardust (aka David Bowie) when he was just a cult figure in London. His book Blood and Glitter is about the Glam Rock era.
Singer Michael Stipe with the band R.E.M. Earlier this year he published a book of photographs "Two Times Intro: On the Road with Patti Smith" (Little, Brown & Company). The band also has a new album, "Up." (Warner Bros.) (Originally aired 5/11/98)
Photographer Roy DeCarava. A collection of his photographs, featuring leading jazz musicians and life in Harlem, spanning the past 50 years has been published recently: "Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective." (Museum of Modern Art). The traveling exhibit of DeCarava's work is currently being shown at the San Francisco Modern Museum of Art (Jan 23-April 14, 1998) (REBROADCAST from 5/8/96)
Photographer Roy DeCarava. A collection of his photographs, featuring leading jazz musicians and life in Harlem, spanning the past 50 years has been published recently: "Roy DeCarava: A Retrospective." (Museum of Modern Art)
Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie are co-founders of Mosaic Records, a label committed to reissuing classic jazz recordings, many of them originally recorded by Blue Note. The two have also collaborated on the new book, "The Blue Note Years: The Jazz Photography of Francis Wolff," (Rizzoli International Publications). It includes 200 photographs taken by Francis Wolff from 1941-1965, who also co-founded the Blue Note label. Many of Wolff's photographs were used as Blue Note album covers.
Photographer Fazal Sheikh. Since graduating from Princeton University in 1987 he has won an impressive collection of awards including the Leica Medal of Excellence, The Ruttenberg Award, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His new book "A Sense of Common Ground," (Scalo) presents a series of photographs taken of African refugees from several different camps. The book was published along with a traveling exhibition, opening at the International Center for Photography in New York City. (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)