Secret Code: Music Score May Lead To Nazi Gold

Pink The brazen singer decided to wear some duct tape pasties when in July 2012 when she decided to announce her new album. Nicki Minaj She wore prominent flower-shaped pasties with a lot of her costumes during tour. Hayden Panettiere Lady Gaga The singer is known for her love of pasties, pairing them with sheer outfits or wearing them by themselves for coverage on stage. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage) Lil’ Kim The most infamous pasty photo of all time… That is all. (Photo credit HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty Images) Lady Gaga Lady Gaga is never one to shy away from making serious fashion statements. She definitely did not keep it demure last Halloween when she wore these aptly-placed weed pasties. Lady Gaga The singer wore these interesting pasties at a press conference. Britney Spears Britney opted for some black tassels coverage during her Circus tour in New Orleans. (Photo credit: WireImage) Janet Jackson Janet may be wearing a nipple ring — as we all found out — and not a pasty, but we still think she makes the list. After all, millions of people witnessed her nipple slip during the 2004 Super Bowl and billions more after since the moment has been frozen in time on the Internet. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images) Rob Schneider Following the 2004 Super Bowl, comedian Rob Schneider took it upon himself to reenact the half-time show incident with Jay Leno. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/WireImage) Rihanna Rihanna rocked the pasty look twice in July 2009.

CBGB Music & Film Festival Announces Keynote Speakers, Indie Award

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) This week in the listening room: Kings of Leon, Icona Pop, Cher, Mazzy Star and much more. Leave a comment, ask a question and listen as esteemed music critic Gary Graff and various guests riff on all things music. Graff’s work has appeared in the likes of Rolling Stone and Billboard. He currently writes a column that is syndicated by Digital First Media. Is your comment not appearing on the article? Read this . Note: Our article pages automatically refresh every ten minutes. We cannot change this. If you start writing your comment on this page, please refresh the page before you do so this will reset the ten-minute counter. You must be registered to comment (your comment will be saved for you while you register). It’s quick (it takes about 30 seconds) and we only require your email and name. Comments that include any offensive material are prohibited. By using our site you agree to our terms of use . Add a comment: Use the “Report Abuse” link when necessary (you don’t have to be a member, or be logged in) Keep it clean and respect others don’t use language you wouldn’t use with your parents

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“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says one. “I can’t wait to see what they find down there,” says another. Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald’s roads — gold or diamonds, at the very least. The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress — a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end. And that’s not all. In April 1945, the Wehrmacht armed forces and officials of the Reichsbank approved a plan to store at least part of the reserves of the German Reichsbank at Einsiedl, a small town on the southwest shore of Lake Walchen. Much of these assets were handed over to the Allies, but around 100 gold bars, sacks of dollars and Swiss francs and possibly even more hoards went missing. ‘Like a Treasure Map’ Even though Giesen’s theory is an outlandish one by any standards, it has generated reams of publicity in his native Netherlands. It revolves around an annotated score of the “March Impromptu” by composer Gottfried Federlein. Legend has it that in the final days of World War II, Adolf Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann scribbled letters, figures and runes on the score that form a code giving the coordinates of the hidden Nazi treasure. Supposedly, a military chaplain was tasked with taking the score to someone in Munich. But it apparently never arrived, instead ending up decades later in the hands of Dutch journalist Karl Hammer Kaatee.

Taking the lead from viewers, Toffler and his team continue to create pro-social initiatives that speak to the audiences’ beliefs and desire to help those less fortunate. It is through all of these accomplishments and more that the festival is honored to have Toffler as CBGB 2013 Keynote speaker. As one of the leading visionaries in independent cinema, Eamonn Bowles, the President of Magnolia Pictures, will receive the 2013 CBGB Indie Award. This distinguished filmmaker has overseen the release of such popular indie films as “Food, Inc.”, “World’s Greatest Dad,’ ” Blackfish,” ” Humpday,” “Man on a Wire,” “Take this Waltz,” “Prince Avalanche, ‘” “Europa Report,” “The Queen of Versailles,” “Ong-Bak,” “Venus and Serena,” “Into the White,” “God Bless America” and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi.” The essence of the word “independent”, Bowles has not only been instrumental in challenging the viewing public with thought-provoking films, but he is also a veteran of the rock n’ roll stage who played CBGB over seventy-five times as a member of The Martinets and other bands. As an integral part of some of the most successful rock bands in history — Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Jane’s Addiction, Duff McKagan will deliver the CBGB 2013 Music Festival Keynote. Leading the charge of rock music since the 80s, McKagan continues to be a potent and venerable noisemaker in the industry. A multi-faceted artist today, when McKagan isn’t shredding on the stage, he effortlessly morphs into a journalist (,,, an actor (Dead Pool, Sliders), or a producer (biographical documentary It’s So Easy (And Other Lies)). Outside of the arts, he founded Meridian Rock, a wealth management firm aimed at musicians to help educate them about their finances. His versatility and his impact are the epitome of what it means to be an artist today. CBGB has released an interactive mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones for free download, providing real-time updates on the music showcases, film screenings, and daytime conference schedules. The app lets users set up their own ‘favorites’ schedule for the festival, connect with other fans, and explore previews of the full offering of the CBGB Festival. The CBGB app is available for free on the Apple App store, Google Play, or via direct download at: . As previously announced, the major motion picture,CBGB, will have its U.S. premiere at the festival. Based on the behind-the-scenes story of the beginnings of the US punk movement, the film features a talented ensemble cast channeling the prime movers of the era includingAlan Rickman (HARRY POTTER, LOVE ACTUALLY) as late CBGB owner Hilly Kristal,Malin Akerman (WATCHMEN, THE PROPOSAL) as Debbie Harry of Blondie,Ashley Greene (TWILIGHT) as Lisa Kristal, Taylor Hawkins(Foo Fighters) as Iggy Pop,Mickey Sumner (FRANCIS HA) as Patti Smith,Rupert Grint(HARRY POTTER) as Cheetah Chrome of Dead Boys, andJohnny Galecki(THE BIG BANG THEORY) as record exec Terry Ork among many others. There are a number of ways to participate in the CBGB Festival.There are a limited number of tickets available to attend the Red Carpet Premier of CBGB The Movie at the Landmark Theater on Tuesday, October 8th.Tickets and badges for the CBGB The Movie Red Carpet Premier Experience and three additional different tiers of festival access are available on the CBGB website.The CBGB VIP Platinum Badge is available through Ticketmaster.For more information, please visit either or .