New York's Amigos to bring back hootenannies at Greenwich House Music School
Acclaimed New York Americana band The Amigos is partnering with Greenwich House Music School in presenting a monthly series of themed music parties, The Amigos Family Dinner , consisting of jam sessions and potluck dinners. The Amigos hope the distinguished West Village facility for music education can evoke the spirit of the legendary hootenannies held in the Village by the likes of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie .
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Peninsula Daily News
Sunday concert in Port Townsend to honor songs of Seeger, Guthrie
The patriotism and protest of folk pioneers Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie will be celebrated by seven songwriters from the Salish Sea region at "7:30 p.m. Sunday. The show will be at Key City Playhouse, 419 Washington St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, by phoning 360-385-KCPT or online at www.keycitypublictheatre.org .
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Millburn's Lorre Wyatt Sings for the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation
Folk singer-songwriter Lorre Wyatt, Pete Seeger's long-time friend and writing partner, will headline a concert honoring the 40th anniversary of the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation's Summer Camp Program at Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. WCBS Newsradio 88 anchor Wayne Cabot will MC the event, and former and current Millburnaires and Millburnettes will join Wyatt on stage. Wyatt began his musical career at Millburn High School where he was a member of the Millburnaires, a boy's choral group.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
#dnaEdit: Much ado about little
The much touted Teachers' Day address of the Prime Minister was no doubt a novel, but stodgy exercise. But the interaction had some spark The legendary American singer Pete Seeger once said the best way to kill a song is to make it officious.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
The Jersey Journal
Millburn's Lorre Wyatt sings for Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation
Folk singer-songwriter Lorre Wyatt, Pete Seeger's long-time friend and writing partner, will headline a concert honoring the 40th anniversary of the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation's Summer Camp Program at Congregation B'nai Israel in Millburn, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. WCBS Newsradio 88 anchor Wayne Cabot will MC the event, and former and current Millburnaires and Millburnettes will join Wyatt on stage. Wyatt started his musical career at Millburn High School where he was a member of the Millburnaires, a boy's choral group.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
The Georgia Straight
Art Bergmann remains a rebel
Art Bergmann's Communist leanings begin and end with his owning a vintage copy of Pete Seeger's We Shall Overcome LP a riot that happened long ago hangs over the courtyard of the Woodward's complex, where the Straight meets up with Art Bergmann on a hot weekday afternoon.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Peggy Seeger - Everything Changes - Signet
Peggy Seeger is one of the most remarkable musicians that the folk genre has ever known but she is too often described as sister to Pete Seeger and wife of Ewan MacColl .
Sat Aug 30, 2014
'The Boxtrolls': Venice Review
A villainous trollcatcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in this latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman' VENICE There's a captivating sequence on the end credits of The Boxtrolls that's more or less a hand-drawn capsule version of the entire story, accompanied by an airy cover of the ... (more)
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Throwback Thursday: Bob Dylan Sang for Civil Rights in 1963
Fifty-one years before the events in Ferguson, Mo., the singer performed with Pete Seeger to support a voter-registration drive: "The press went crazy over the caliber of the white folk who came," says comedian Dick Gregory Along with the genius and blessings of celebrity comes the obligation to spread the good news," says Jesse Jackson from ... (more)
Harry Belafonte, Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrier to receive honorary Oscars
Singer and activist Harry Belafonte speaks during a memorial tribute concert for folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger on July 20, 2014.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Ashokan Center hosts Summer Hoot Festival
A few days after the inaugural Summer Hoot festival held last year at the Ashokan Center, the organizers got a postcard from one of the performers.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Northwest Music Scene
The Last Internationale making two stops in the Northwest
Founded by New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, The Last Internationale quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances.
Listen to Never-Before-Heard Woody Guthrie Song 'Man's a Fool'
Folk icon Woody Guthrie famously traveled and wrote music all across the U.S., but for nearly three decades, he made New York City his home base.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
At the Downtown Dance Festival: graceful dancers and a gorgeous view
Perhaps only one thing could improve the view in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, in Lower Manhattan, where the annual Downtown Dance Festival opened on Sunday.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Hartford Theaterworks' showcases singer-activist's music and life in 'Woody Sez'
For the baby boomer generation, Woody Guthrie was known primarily as the father of folk singer Arlo Guthrie .
America loses and denounces itself in an anti-Russian frenzy
Washington dictates to its citizens, how to treat Russia. US officials want business and culture figures not to stand out from the political course of the United States.