Spirits were high last night as occupiers were joined by 92-year-old folk legend Pete Seeger for a late night march to Columbus Circle, where a midnight performance featuring Seeger’s grandson Tao Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, composer David Amram, bluesman Guy Davis and others.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday October 22, 2011 9:30 am|
|By: CTuttle Monday February 21, 2011 10:00 pm|
Billy Bragg performing Woody Guthrie’s Union Maid…
|By: Lisa Derrick 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.
|By: CTuttle Sunday December 12, 2010 10:00 pm|
Bobby Darin – Simple Song of Freedom and Pete Seeger – Bring ‘em Home
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday October 10, 2010 9:30 am|
The rhythms, melodies and lyrics of popular music can lift us out of the present, feed our desire for collective joy, and give us a private and comfortable escape. They can also enlighten hearts and minds. Song can celebrate our common humanity and bring us together for common purpose, as when civil rights marchers sang “We Shall Overcome.”