New York City Declares Jan. 20 David Bowie Day

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David Bowie performing in Europe on July 20, 2005.

Wednesday (Jan. 20) is now officially David Bowie Day in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared. 

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Acting Commissioner Luis Castro of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment will present the proclamation at the sold-out final performance of the New York Theater Workshop production of Lazarus, which was conceived and co-created by Bowie.

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Bowie died on Jan. 10 following a private 18-month battle with cancer

De Blasio tweeted Bowie's "Space Oddity" lyrics "the stars look very different today" in response to the announcement. 

 


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