01.25.2016
By Terry Flanagan

‘Boss’ Photos in Soho

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By Terry Flanagan, Markets Media Managing Editor

As the editorial contact person for a media outlet with lifestyles coverage, I get a lot of pitches for various events about town, whether they be meetings with fashionistas,  or art gallery openings with de rigueur wine and cheese, or book signings.

As a lunchpail guy, I’m not much for fancy-schmancy cultural stuff, so I typically forward the invites to my colleagues.

But I’m a Jersey Guy (Jersey Shore specifically) who grew up on Bruce Springsteen, so when I was invited to a media viewing of a photo exhibit on the 35-year-old The River album, I jumped at the chance.

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I’ve seen Bruce live a handful of times. On a fandom scale of 1-10, I’d say I’m about a 7, nowhere near a few of my friends from home who I’d easily put at 9. My favorite ‘Boss’ album is Tunnel of Love, but of course I like The River (with the exception of Hungry Heart, which FM radio has overplayed to death over the years).

Anyway, I strolled over to the Morrison Hotel Gallery in Soho last Thursday evening for a look-see. The place was pretty small, and it was quite crowded, but I was able to navigate through the media horde to check out all the photos (apologies for the one I took that comes with an unidentified finger).

It was worth the trip, as the photos caught some offhand, genuine moments of a bygone era. If you are a big Bruce fan, I say definitely go check this out. If you’re a medium fan, stop by if you’re in the area, but I wouldn’t go far out of my way to see.

The exhibit is open to the public through Feb. 9. See www.morrisonhotelgallery.com for more information.

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