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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Alternative Press Turns 25

Posted By on Wed, Jul 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Apparently, none of the Super Sweet 16 kids wanted $30,000 paintings at their parties
  • Apparently, none of the "Super Sweet 16" kids wanted $30,000 paintings at their parties
Cleveland's own Alternative Press opened up shop 25 years ago as a four-page fold-over punk rock fanzine. Since then, it has expanded with a significant upgrade in production value, international distribution and a number of other branding techniques.

So, the people from AP took a short leave of absence from the Cleveland home base to head to Los Angeles for its 25th Anniversary Show. The party features art by rock starts, with pieces like a $30,000 Marilyn Manson watercolor on display. The show also features rock-related art, from album covers to some of AP's best photographs of musicians, and a retrospective on the last 25 years.

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