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22 hrs ago | RollingStone

How the Newport Folk Festival Got Its Groove Back

In 2008, ticket sales at the Newport Folk Festival had become so slow that founder George Wein was considering selling the 50-year-old event where Dylan went electric in 1965.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Indie, The Decemberists, Folk, Pop/Rock, Arlo Guthrie, Music, Entertainment

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Bradenton Times

Film Fridays Continues with Pete Seeger Doc

BRADENTON Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is the featured film this Friday at the South Florida Museum in downtown Bradenton.


Related Topix: Bradenton, FL, Folk, Bob Dylan, Pop/Rock, Celebrities, Bruce Springsteen

Sun Jul 20, 2014


Stream Lincoln Center's Star-Studded Pete Seeger Memorial Concert

Folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger who popularized songs like "If I Had a Hammer ," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "We Shall Overcome" died at age 94 in January, less than a year after his wife Toshi passed away.


Related Topix: Folk, Activism, Peter, Paul & Mary, Music, Entertainment


Pete Seeger Tribute at Newport Honors Traditional Folk

Newport, known as the place where Bob Dylan cast aside his acoustic guitar and went electric in 1965, has made its mark on the festival scene more recently with an innovative mix of old and new - most with a far different sound than the folk movement Seeger helped lead.


Related Topix: Folk, Pop/Rock, The Decemberists, Beacon, NY

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Centre Daily Times

OLLI column | Video course to share conversation with Pete Seeger

No question Pete Seeger was one of the iconic figures of the 20th century, the king of sing-along, champion of American and world folk music, a man with a point of view and a voice and banjo to put it through.


Related Topix: Folk, Woody Guthrie, State College, PA


Joan Baez cancels Vancouver Folk Music Festival appearances

Veteran folk singer Joan Baez has canceled her Saturday appearances at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the event's organizers announced Saturday morning.


Related Topix: Folk, Joan Baez

Fri Jul 18, 2014


Stars To Honor Pete Seeger At Video Streamed Memorial Concert July 20

Pete Seeger, the legendary American folksinger and activist who died in January, and his wife and fellow activist, Toshi, who died last year, will be honored at a free memorial concert Sunday in New York that will feature star performers and be video streamed live .


Related Topix: Folk, Activism, Judy Collins, Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte, Holly Near

Red Bank Green

Lincroft: a Seeger Session, Among Friends

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim Scott -seen at right accompanying his friend, the late Pete Seeger - hosts a singalong tribute to the late folk music master Saturday evening at the Unitarian Meeting House.


Related Topix: Lincroft, NJ, Folk, Red Bank, NJ, Monmouth County, NJ

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Sharing stories and song at Seeger Fest July 18-21

Since the passings of icons, activists and Beacon residents Pete and Toshi Seeger, tributes have poured into the Hudson Valley from all over the world.


Related Topix: Beacon, NY, Folk, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Amsterdam, NY


This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands

The influence of Pete Seeger cannot be underestimated. As a songwriter, he penned "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" As a singer and cultural historian, he did more than anyone to propagate "We Shall Overcome" - the anthem of the 1960s American civil rights movement - and he inspired generations of up-and-coming musicians, including Bob ... (more)


Related Topix: Folk, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Bruce Springsteen, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Peter, Paul & Mary, Greenwich Village (New York, NY)

Derry Today

US singer to celebrate Creggan 'pre-harvest'

Felix Sonnyboy Wilson - one of the bright young stars of the American folk and bluegrass scene - will be hosting a special lunchtime gig in the RA th MA3r Garden tomorrow .


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Folk

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Advocate

Schwartz to play in tribute to Seeger

A folk music singalong at 6 p.m. Sunday in Granville will honor the life of folksinger Pete Seeger, who died Jan. 27 at age 94. One of his friends, Allen Schwartz, has been added to the slate, and will open the show along with Mary Borgia and Judith Allee.


Related Topix: Granville, OH, Folk

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Refinery 29

Bring the Noise, Bring the Folk: 35 Songs To Prep For Newport 2014

Newport 2014 ain't your granddaddy's folk festival. That's not to say this three-day soiree isn't about roots and tradition.


Related Topix: Folk

Mon Jul 14, 2014


Hear Woody Guthrie's Unreleased 'My Name Is New York' - Premiere

Although he's most commonly associated with the plains of Oklahoma, Woody Guthrie spent the last 27 of his life in country's biggest urban area.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Folk, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Music, Entertainment

New York Daily News

Ahead of Seeger Fest, folk legend's modest will revealed

Folk legend Pete Seeger will be honored this week with an elaborate five-day program of singing, square dancing and reminiscing all over the region.


Related Topix: Folk, Music, Entertainment

Sun Jul 13, 2014


(Sunday Homily) The Encouragement We Need: Pete Seeger on Seeds & Sand

Readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: IS 55:10-11; PS 65:10-14; ROM 8:15-23; MT 13: 1-23; Last week, on the 4th of July, Amy Goodman replayed an interview with the legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger .


Related Topix: Folk, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Sat Jul 12, 2014

WNYC-AM New York

Seeger Fest: A Time to Remember, a Time to Celebrate

Singer Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3, 2009 in New York City.


Related Topix: Folk

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Magpie concert celebrates music of Seeger, Guthrie

They will use the music of two of America's great singer-songwriters to inspire new songwriters in a concert in two parts with an interval with cookies and milk, and they will encourage youth and families to write songs.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Folk

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Alan Chartock: Assessing the Churcha s predicament

Now that Pete Seeger is gone, Arlo is the reigning voice of folk music. He can fill huge halls all over the world.


Related Topix: Alice's Restaurant, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Great Barrington, MA, Opinion

Democracy Now

July 4 Special: 'We Shall Overcome': Remembering Folk Icon, Activist Pete Seeger

In a holiday special, we feature the historic speech, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro," written by abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, and read by James Earl Jones.


Related Topix: Folk, Woody Guthrie, US News, Liberal Political News