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A look back at David Bowie

Rykodisc’s Jeff Rougvie, who worked with David Bowie, will speak at the tribute.

Leland Stein

Rykodisc’s Jeff Rougvie, who worked with David Bowie, will speak at the tribute.

David Bowie departed planet Earth over a year ago, but his spirit lives on in Arlington on Friday, March 3, when the Regent Theatre hosts “Celebrate Bowie,” a multimedia tribute to the Thin White Duke.

Boston band The Daily Pravda will open the 2.5-hour show with Bowie tunes both popular and obscure.


“Expect everything from ‘Ziggy’ right up to ‘Lazarus,’ ” says Regent co-owner Leland Stein, who spent his teen years cruising in a 1959 Cadillac convertible listening to Bowie in the early 1970s.

After the music, record exec and pop culture maven Jeff Rougvie takes the stage. He’s one of the forces behind North Shore indie label Rykodisc, and he worked closely with Bowie on nearly 20 releases from 1969 until 1980, from “Space Oddity” to “Hunky Dory” and “Low.” Rougvie will talk about Bowie’s creative approach and reveal unseen material from his career. He’ll also take audience questions.

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“Hardcore Bowie fans will want to stick around for this,” Stein says.

Tickets are $17 in advance and $22 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, 781-646-4849,

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