Late Night: Edward Snowden’s New Gig in Russia?

By: Saturday October 19, 2013 8:00 pm

I’m in strong disagreement with the notion that “musical events are not the appropriate setting for political statements.” Cultural institutions such as the Mariinsky Orchestra, by receiving State funding, are reflections, however indirect, of State policy.


FDL Movie Night: Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

By: Monday January 3, 2011 5:00 pm

Set against the backdrop of the 1960s through the end of the Vietnam War, Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune traces the life and music of singer songwriter Phil Ochs, who committed suicide in 1976. Ochs was a driven artist and activist who sense of social justice was at times in conflict with his desire for recognition, a tragic American hero with a history of bipolar disorder whose life and work was deeply enmeshed with the cultural and political tapestry of his time.

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