Courtney Love to Be Honored at Basilica Hudson
Joe Mama-Nitzberg and Melissa Auf der Maur (Basilica Hudson co-founder and director, as well as Love’s former bandmate in Hole) will direct the evening’s festivities, which will include readings and performances by Love’s longtime peers, along with innovative artists who have been inspired and influenced by Love’s work.
Among those slated to take part in the benefit are Aaron Dessner, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Brandon Stosuy, Yelena Yemchuk, Jack Walls and other special guests.
“Courtney’s legacy is vital to the voice of women in our culture,” says Auf der Maur. “The passion she brings to her life and art fuels and inspires the long fought battle for the empowerment of alternative voices as they take center stage at last! As the founder and frontwoman of the band Hole, and through her escapades as a
Hollywood actress and all-around empowered voice for over three decades, Courtney broke new ground, combining lyrics of intellectual acuity with music of a singular power to create a body of work with riveting emotional intensity.”
Previous recipients of the biennial Pioneering People honor are singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright (2016) and fimmaker John Waters (2014).
Tickets for “Pioneering People: Courtney Love, A Tribute Celebrating the Magic and the Power” are on sale now, priced at $50, $175 & $250.