Woodstock 50 can proceed planning pageant, if solely briefly: Decide – Poughkeepsie Journal

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Bethel Woods Middle for the Arts “We Are Golden”celebrates the 50th anniversary of Woodstock
John Meore, jmeore@lohud.com

Woodstock 50 has gained one other court docket victory, if solely briefly.

A state Supreme Courtroom stipulation signed Thursday by Decide Andrew Borrok says Woodstock 50’s former monetary associate gained’t be paying any pageant bills; Woodstock 50 is free to spend its personal cash on the pageant; and all of this stays in impact till Borrok can hear each events argue their case, or midday Wednesday, whichever comes first.

Borrok’s stipulation comes after accusations from Woodstock 50 that Dentsu Aegis has been interfering with its plans for a Woodstock anniversary live performance following a Could 15 determination by state Supreme Courtroom Decide Barry Ostrager.

Woodstock 50 final week introduced it secured financing via the Oppenheimer & Co. brokerage and funding financial institution.

Ostrager dominated final week that Dentsu Aegis was beneath no obligation to proceed with the anniversary live performance or return $18 million to a pageant account. However Ostrager additionally mentioned Dentsu couldn’t cancel the pageant outright, because it tried to do on April 29.

Ostrager mentioned his Could 15 determination would expire inside 30 days if arbitration didn’t start with each side.

Referencing Dentsu’s Amplifi Dwell division, the stipulation says:

Neither Dentsu nor Amplifi can “contact any distributors linked to the Woodstock 50th anniversary pageant.” 

The stipulation additionally says:

“If any vendor contacts (Dentsu or Amplifi Dwell), relating to the pageant, (their) response to such inquiry or inquiries shall be restricted to the next: ‘Whereas Amplifi Dwell would contemplate any commercially affordable method to transfer ahead, Amplifi Dwell is just not agreeing to make any funds of pageant bills at the moment. Amplifi Dwell has no objection to Woodstock 50 spending its personal cash on pageant bills.’ “

Items on display for the show,

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Museum director and curator Wade Lawrence addresses the crowd gathered to see a preview of the show,

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Sammy Killelea of White Lake points out one of the artists displayed in a hallway at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on March 28, 2019.

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Dave NIssen of Cornwall looks over Woodstock artifacts during a preview of the show,

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Mary Lou Hopkins of Bethel admires the photography on display in the show,

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Karen Gause of Greenwood Lake and Jerome Kazlauskas of Highland Mills watch the voices of the past portion of the show,

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An original information sign on display for the show,

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A site plan for the Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Some of the original sound mixing equipment on display for the show,

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Some of the original sound mixing equipment on display for the show,

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The BSA motorcycle owned and ridden by Michael Lang during the Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Museum director and curator Wade Lawrence beside poster art on display in the show,

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Museum director and curator Wade Lawrence beside poster art on display in the show,

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Museum director and curator Wade Lawrence beside assistant curator Julia Fell at the entrance to the show,

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Festival posters on display for the show,

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An original sign from the Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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An original sign from the Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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A shirt worn by one of the stage crew from the Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Musical instruments that were played at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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The drum kit played by Duke Dewey at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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A collection original 1969 Woodstock Festival t shirts on display for the show,

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Mimicing the original 1969 Woodstock Festival, a message board tree is part of the  show,

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Ruth Klein of New York City and Smallwood watches one of the presentations on a kiosk in the show,

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Paying respect to artists who have died a display acts as a memorial in the show,

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Clothing, instruments and a microphone all used at the 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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A bass guitar played by Jack Casady at the 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Angela Schiener of Monroe uses a Photo Booth kiosk in the show,

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From left, Angela Schiener of Monroe and Paula Diffley of Chester pose for a picture at a Photo Booth kiosk in the show,

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A collection of items on display in the show,

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From left, Charlie Maloney of Monticello, Susan Kozykowski of Barryville and Flo Mauro of Port Jervis look over artifacts from the show,

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From left, Susan Kozykowski of Barryville and Flo Mauro of Port Jervis look over artifacts from the show,

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From left, Robert Butler of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania, Tracey Morrison of Bayside Queens, and Carl Porter of Lackawanna County Pennsylvania discuss   the show,

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Photographs of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Clothing worn at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Clothing worn at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Clothing and musical instruments from the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Marketing materials for the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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An original information sign on display for the show,

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A flag from the original 1969 Woodstock Festival on display for the show,

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Carl Porter of Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania passes through the show,

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The stipulation is signed by attorneys for each side.

Dentsu spokesperson informed the Journal the corporate believes Ostrager’s ruling affirms it has “management over the pageant,” and it “signed this stipulation as a part of the method for the newest injunction (Woodstock 50) filed, which can be heard subsequent week.”

Woodstock 50 didn’t instantly return Journal inquiries.

Pageant once more seeks funds

In a separate court docket submitting, Woodstock 50 has appealed Ostrager’s ruling that Dentsu doesn’t need to return the $18 million it faraway from a pageant account when it tried to cancel the pageant.

Woodstock 50 returned to state Supreme Courtroom this week, searching for an emergency injunction in opposition to Dentsu that might:

Mandate compliance with Ostrager’s ruling that mentioned it couldn’t cancel the pageant.Stop its interference with Woodstock 50’s manufacturing of the pageant.Stop it from asserting management over the pageant.

“Dentsu has accomplished all the things in its energy to undermine” and attempt to cancel the pageant, Woodstock 50 legal professional Marc Kasowitz wrote in court docket papers.  

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Woodstock 50 lawyer Marc Kasowitz leaves the courthouse in Manhattan on Monday. (Picture: Carucha L. Meuse/Poughkeepsie Journal)

Kasowitz additionally wrote that “Dentsu has repeatedly said to W50 and different pageant stakeholders, in addition to (in) statements to the media, that Dentsu has sole management over the pageant, and that Dentsu is not going to be staging the pageant — basically, that Dentsu has cancelled the pageant.

“On the identical time that Dentsu has said that, whereas it is not going to do something to facilitate the staging of the pageant, it additionally is not going to allow another social gathering to take action. Particularly, Dentsu is claiming that W50 is just not approved to take any motion to supply the pageant or advance its preparation — however that, pursuant to the order, the pageant has not actually been cancelled, is probably not cancelled, and is to proceed.”

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Kasowitz additionally famous the urgency of the request, given the three-day pageant is scheduled to start Aug. 16.

“With out this supplemental injunctive and interim aid, any award granted within the arbitration can be ineffectual as a result of by the point such aid is granted, Dentsu could have efficiently prevented W50 from producing the pageant,” he wrote.

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