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Tom Waits to Release First Photo Illustrated Book of His Poetry November 26, 2010

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Tom Waits is collaborating with photography Michael O’Brien to publish a book of poetry called Hard Ground. The book has been described as a “portrait of homelessness,” combining Waits’s poetry with O’Brien’s images of the people who “live on the hard ground.”

Although this is the first official collaboration between Waits and O’Brien, the photographer had previously taken pictures of Waits, and one of his photographs was used as the album art for Waits’s Glitter and Doom Live.

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Allman Brothers Band Gets Back The Beacon And Gets An Apology Too November 26, 2010

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NEW YORK On Monday the Allman Brothers Band announced that it would return to its homestead at the Beacon Theater after a one-year absence, at a news conference where Gregg Allman and his bandmates received a surprising apology from executives at MSG Entertainment, which runs the theater.

Speaking from the stage of the Beacon James L. Dolan, the chairman of Madison Square Garden, said: “I told Gregg before, our apologies for last year. That won’t happen again.”

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