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Patti Smith seeks to fill The Space at Westbury

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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 1:40 pm

Legendary rock-n-roll star Patti Smith will be performing at The Space At Westbury on Friday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 p.m.

Born in Chicago and raised in South Jersey, Smith migrated to New York in 1967, becoming a highly influential member of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Horses was inducted into the National Recording Registry in 2010 at The Library of Congress by the National Recording Preservation Board. Her subsequent albums are; Radio Ethiopia, Easter, and Wave, Dream of Life, Gone Again, Peace and Noise, Gung Ho, trampin, Land, twelve, Outside Society and, most currently, Banga.

Author of the acclaimed memoir Just Kids, which chronicled her friendship and journey in art with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith was awarded the 2010 National Book Award. Her other books include Witt, Babel, Coral Sea, Woolgathering and Auguries of Innocence.

Smith’s art has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide. Represented by the Robert Miller Gallery in New York since 1978 exhibitions include Strange Messenger, Land 250 and Camera Solo. Steven Sebring’s 2008 documentary, Dream of Life: The Movie, was acknowledged internationally and received an Emmy nomination.

As well as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Smith also holds the honor of “Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres” from the French Ministry of Culture and has been awarded honorary doctorates from Rowan State University, Pratt Institute of Art and the School of Art Institute Chicago. Patti Smith was honored by ASCAP with the Founders Award, representing lifetime achievement, and the recipient of Sweden’s Polar Award that is an international acknowledgement for significant achievements in music.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $35 and are available at

The Space at Westbury is located at 250 Post Ave, Westbury and can be reached at (516) 283-5566.

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