David Bowie

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Months after Bowie’s death at age 69, many never-before-published images of him are now compiled in Bowie: Photographs by Steve Schapiro (powerHouse), including photos from tours in 1976 and 1986.

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Bowie’s Last Role

by Lucas Fagen on March 19, 2016

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There’s never been an album quite like David Bowie’s “Blackstar” in rock & roll history.

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There has been a David Bowie-shaped void in the souls of many since January 10.

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David Bowie, Prettiest Star

by Lucas Fagen on January 23, 2016

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David Bowie was a legendary art hero, a hot tramp and an honorary young American and a true somebody person. He was a gifted actor who injected every role he played with flamboyant electricity, and he was always playing a role.

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The musical Lazarus, currently nearing the end of a sold-out run at the New York Theatre Workshop, is the closest we’ll get to a final David Bowie performance.

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“Look up here, I’m in heaven/I’ve got scars that can’t be seen,” sings a frail, blindfolded David Bowie from a hospital bed in his video for “Lazarus,” released four days before his death on January 10.

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CHICAGO — This is not really a review of the exhibition David Bowie Is.

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David Bowie Is Everywhere

by Stephen Truax on August 18, 2014

'David Bowie' at Martin-Gropius-Bau

BERLIN — It was impossible, having been born in the 1980s, not to memorize David Bowie’s song with Queen, “Under Pressure” (1981), as well as Bowie’s first top-five hit, at age 22, “Space Oddity” (1969) — a song that went on to actually be the first played in space. But I never had a direct relationship with Bowie’s music, the way I did with some of his contemporaries.

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Fagen’s Critical Catalogue (February 2014, Part 1)

by Lucas Fagen on February 16, 2014

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In part 1 of this month, reviews of 2 Chainz, Panic! at the Disco, Jason Isbell, David Bowie, and El-P & Killer Mike.

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BRIGHTON, UK — For several decades now we have been laboring under the impression David Bowie is a pop star. But a new show at Tate Liverpool puts Bowie where he firmly belongs, as a central figure in art. It proves the pioneering musician is also a muse, a performance artist, and a conceptualist all rolled into one.

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