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January 30, 2014
The world has lost a great and wise man with the death of Pete Seeger ( "Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94," Jan. 28). One of the primary lessons he tried to teach us was one of inclusiveness. It was impossible to attend a Pete Seeger concert and not feel invited to join in and to participate by singing along with him. His slight modification to an old African-American spiritual was to change the words from "I shall overcome," to "We shall overcome. " That slight inclusive change altered the course of our nation.
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NEWS
January 30, 2014
The world has lost a great and wise man with the death of Pete Seeger ( "Folk legend, activist Pete Seeger dead at 94," Jan. 28). One of the primary lessons he tried to teach us was one of inclusiveness. It was impossible to attend a Pete Seeger concert and not feel invited to join in and to participate by singing along with him. His slight modification to an old African-American spiritual was to change the words from "I shall overcome," to "We shall overcome. " That slight inclusive change altered the course of our nation.
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By Mark Bomster Jazz Tim Hagans and Marcus Printup | April 2, 1998
Various ArtistsWhere Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger (Appleseed 1024)Pete Seeger has spent a lifetime sowing the fields of American folk music, from his days with the Weavers and Woody Guthrie to his current role as elder statesman with a banjo. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" reflects the richness - and variety - of his harvest.Consider the artists who interpret Seeger tunes anew on this two-disc, 39-song set: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, Odetta, the Indigo Girls, Donovan, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Tom Paxton and nearly two dozen more.
NEWS
May 2, 2009
All-star tribute to Pete Seeger Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and dozens of other musicians will perform Sunday at New York's Madison Square Garden in a tribute concert to folk legend Pete Seeger on his 90th birthday. Seeger has been an anti-war activist and is credited for popularizing the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome." His leftist politics got him blacklisted during the 1950s. Actor promoted Actor Clinton Brandhagen was named Friday as a member of Everyman Theatre's resident company of actors.
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By Alicia Bessling and Alicia Bessling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 2001
Folk legend Pete Seeger tops the list of musicians scheduled to perform at Common Ground on the Hill's annual American Music and Arts Festival July 7-8 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Seeger, 81, known for such classics as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and "If I Had A Hammer," will perform July 7. Joining him on stage will be his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, 23, who has been performing with Seeger for several years. "There's automatic star power when you bring in someone like Seeger," said Don Schumaker, a spokesman for Western Maryland College, the site of Common Ground on the Hill's other programs.
FEATURES
October 14, 1998
This is the month of Halloween. Visit your local library for one of these not-so-scary stories.* "The Ghost's Trip to Loch Ness," by Jacques Duquennoy* "Go Away Big Green Monster," by Ed Emberly* "My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Demons, Etc.," by Judith Viorst* "Abiyoyo," by Pete Seeger-- Courtesy Barnes & Noble, children's division, Annapolis Harbour CenterPub Date: 10/14/98
NEWS
May 2, 2009
All-star tribute to Pete Seeger Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and dozens of other musicians will perform Sunday at New York's Madison Square Garden in a tribute concert to folk legend Pete Seeger on his 90th birthday. Seeger has been an anti-war activist and is credited for popularizing the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome." His leftist politics got him blacklisted during the 1950s. Actor promoted Actor Clinton Brandhagen was named Friday as a member of Everyman Theatre's resident company of actors.
NEWS
January 23, 2009
Omitting Pete Seeger derails concert review While I understand the difficulty of writing a concert review and know that someone will inevitably be disappointed by a reviewer's failure to mention a concert participant, The Baltimore Sun's review of the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial was egregious in its omission of the presence of Pete Seeger ("Musical messages of hope, faith," Jan. 19). While many Hollywood celebrities were part of the celebration, no other person was more deserving of that bully pulpit on such a day of celebration than was Mr. Seeger, who was blacklisted in the 1950s, marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and participated in the Poor People's March in 1968 at that same site.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | July 19, 2001
Patricia Shih performs at Enoch Pratt libraries Singer-songwriter Patricia Shih performs today at three Enoch Pratt libraries. Her family concerts usually focus on a theme - learning and literacy, freedom, multiculturalism or the environment, for example - but for these shows, she'll mix things up a little and present a "best of" compilation that combines her love of books with lyrical messages of tolerance, safety, kindness and generosity. Audience members are encouraged to participate through critical thinking, singing along, sign language and movement.
FEATURES
By A. Scharnhorst and A. Scharnhorst,The Kansas City Star | August 22, 1993
Folk music is back in fashion.Part of it is the music -- acoustic artists are attaining rarely seen popularity -- but a lot of it is the message. Political turmoil, war, economic instability and environmental concerns worldwide are making people relate to folk music once again."
NEWS
January 23, 2009
Omitting Pete Seeger derails concert review While I understand the difficulty of writing a concert review and know that someone will inevitably be disappointed by a reviewer's failure to mention a concert participant, The Baltimore Sun's review of the inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial was egregious in its omission of the presence of Pete Seeger ("Musical messages of hope, faith," Jan. 19). While many Hollywood celebrities were part of the celebration, no other person was more deserving of that bully pulpit on such a day of celebration than was Mr. Seeger, who was blacklisted in the 1950s, marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and participated in the Poor People's March in 1968 at that same site.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tricia Bishop | July 19, 2001
Patricia Shih performs at Enoch Pratt libraries Singer-songwriter Patricia Shih performs today at three Enoch Pratt libraries. Her family concerts usually focus on a theme - learning and literacy, freedom, multiculturalism or the environment, for example - but for these shows, she'll mix things up a little and present a "best of" compilation that combines her love of books with lyrical messages of tolerance, safety, kindness and generosity. Audience members are encouraged to participate through critical thinking, singing along, sign language and movement.
NEWS
By Alicia Bessling and Alicia Bessling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 13, 2001
Folk legend Pete Seeger tops the list of musicians scheduled to perform at Common Ground on the Hill's annual American Music and Arts Festival July 7-8 at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Seeger, 81, known for such classics as "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and "If I Had A Hammer," will perform July 7. Joining him on stage will be his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, 23, who has been performing with Seeger for several years. "There's automatic star power when you bring in someone like Seeger," said Don Schumaker, a spokesman for Western Maryland College, the site of Common Ground on the Hill's other programs.
FEATURES
October 14, 1998
This is the month of Halloween. Visit your local library for one of these not-so-scary stories.* "The Ghost's Trip to Loch Ness," by Jacques Duquennoy* "Go Away Big Green Monster," by Ed Emberly* "My Mama Says There Aren't Any Zombies, Ghosts, Demons, Etc.," by Judith Viorst* "Abiyoyo," by Pete Seeger-- Courtesy Barnes & Noble, children's division, Annapolis Harbour CenterPub Date: 10/14/98
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mark Bomster Jazz Tim Hagans and Marcus Printup | April 2, 1998
Various ArtistsWhere Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs of Pete Seeger (Appleseed 1024)Pete Seeger has spent a lifetime sowing the fields of American folk music, from his days with the Weavers and Woody Guthrie to his current role as elder statesman with a banjo. "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" reflects the richness - and variety - of his harvest.Consider the artists who interpret Seeger tunes anew on this two-disc, 39-song set: Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt, Richie Havens, Bruce Springsteen, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco, Odetta, the Indigo Girls, Donovan, Nanci Griffith, Greg Brown, Tom Paxton and nearly two dozen more.
FEATURES
By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | May 20, 1994
There's no "Picket Fences" on tonight, and "The X-Files" is in reruns until fall, so things are a bit thin -- but a telemovie and a special or two pick up some of the slack.* "Family Matters." (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- To finish his latest season on "Family Matters," Jaleel White once again slips out of the bonds of Steve Urkel and portrays his less nerdy alter ego, Stefan Urquelle. Freddie Jackson guest stars. ABC.* "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (8-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45)
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | May 20, 1994
There's no "Picket Fences" on tonight, and "The X-Files" is in reruns until fall, so things are a bit thin -- but a telemovie and a special or two pick up some of the slack.* "Family Matters." (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- To finish his latest season on "Family Matters," Jaleel White once again slips out of the bonds of Steve Urkel and portrays his less nerdy alter ego, Stefan Urquelle. Freddie Jackson guest stars. ABC.* "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr." (8-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45)
FEATURES
January 8, 1993
Here is a list of nominees for some categories for the 35th annual Grammy Awards announced yesterday.1. Record of the Year: "Tears In Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson.2. Album of the Year: "Unplugged," Eric Clapton; "Ingenue," k.d. lang; "Diva," Annie Lennox; "Achtung Baby," U2; "Beauty and the Beast," various artists.3. Song of the Year: "Tears in Heaven," Eric Clapton; "Achy Breaky Heart," Billy Ray Cyrus; "Beauty and the Beast," Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson; "Constant Craving," k.d. lang; "Save the Best for Last," Vanessa Williams.
FEATURES
By A. Scharnhorst and A. Scharnhorst,The Kansas City Star | August 22, 1993
Folk music is back in fashion.Part of it is the music -- acoustic artists are attaining rarely seen popularity -- but a lot of it is the message. Political turmoil, war, economic instability and environmental concerns worldwide are making people relate to folk music once again."
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