Pete Seeger http://wamc.org en Lincoln Center Will Stream Seeger Fest Concert http://wamc.org/post/lincoln-center-will-stream-seeger-fest-concert <p></p><p>New York City’s Lincoln Center says it will offer a live stream from a weekend memorial concert for Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi. The concert is Seeger Fest.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:35:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 94948 at http://wamc.org Lincoln Center Will Stream Seeger Fest Concert Seeger Fest July 17-21 http://wamc.org/post/seeger-fest-july-17-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.seegerfest.org">Seeger Fest</a> is a one-time festival created by Pete and Toshi Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, as a way for those who knew and admired Pete and Toshi to remember them, and for those who hadn't heard of them, to get inspired by their compassion for the human race.</p><p>The fest will take place July 17th through July 21st and will include performances from includes performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow, Amanda Palmer, Tom Chapin, The Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Kim and Reggie Harris, and many others.</p><p>Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 15:13:54 +0000 Alan Chartock 93942 at http://wamc.org Seeger Fest July 17-21 Owls Attend Earth Day In New York http://wamc.org/post/owls-attend-earth-day-new-york <p>Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with&nbsp;a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls. Mon, 05 May 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 89726 at http://wamc.org Owls Attend Earth Day In New York "Woodstock Soundout" Will Pay Tribute To Pete Seeger http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-soundout-will-pay-tribute-pete-seeger <div><p>There is a concert tonight in Ulster County celebrating the music of the late Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p><p></p><p>Longtime Pete Seeger friend Happy Traum will host the Woodstock Soundout, billed as a tribute to a folk music legend and the common man. The Woodstock Soundouts, which date back to 1967, provided the template for the 1969 Woodstock Festival.</p><p></p><p>The Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger will feature Tracy Bonham, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Ritter, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, and more.</p> Sat, 03 May 2014 12:49:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 89617 at http://wamc.org "Woodstock Soundout" Will Pay Tribute To Pete Seeger Mid-Summer Festival To Honor Folk Legend Pete Seeger http://wamc.org/post/mid-summer-festival-honor-folk-legend-pete-seeger <p></p><p>A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger will feature music, film and remembrances in New&nbsp;York City and the Hudson Valley.</p><p>Seeger family members say Wednesday the free "Seeger Fest" from July 17 to 21 will celebrate the lives of the famous singer and his late wife, Toshi.</p><p>It will include a memorial service in Poughkeepsie and multiple concerts, including one in Manhattan's Central Park. Musical artists involved include the Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle and DJ Kool Herc.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:52:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 89403 at http://wamc.org Mid-Summer Festival To Honor Folk Legend Pete Seeger Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement http://wamc.org/post/seeger-resolution-passed-not-without-disagreement <p>The New York state Assembly Thursday passed a resolution to honor the life of legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. An assemblyman from the Hudson Valley spoke in defense of Seeger after another assemblyman spoke in opposition to the resolution. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:14:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 86360 at http://wamc.org Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement Michael Meeropol: Pete Seeger Was Great Because Of Not In Spite Of His Politics http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-pete-seeger-was-great-because-not-spite-his-politics <p>Like many in the Hudson Valley, I took the loss of Pete Seeger personally.&nbsp; He was a great national and international figure having received over 20 honors and awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, the Harvard Arts Medal, the Kennedy Center Honor and been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.&nbsp;&nbsp; For us who lived in and near Beacon, NY where he had lived for 65 years, he was a local hero.&nbsp; The sloop Clearwater and the attention it brought to the Hudson River actually led to an actual clean-up of terrible pollution.&nbsp; Now, the river can be fished and it’s safe for swimming.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Michael Meeropol 83416 at http://wamc.org There will never be another Pete http://wamc.org/post/there-will-never-be-another-pete <p></p><p>Pete Seeger is gone. I first met him at Buck’s Rock Work Camp when I was 14. He was standing on the big cement porch, surrounded by kids.&nbsp; After hearing him, nothing was the same.&nbsp; He was my lifelong hero.&nbsp; I had few others.&nbsp; I wasn’t alone -- many of you first heard Pete at camp or school. That’s how he made his living during the time he was blacklisted.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:43:33 +0000 Alan Chartock 83095 at http://wamc.org There will never be another Pete Tributes To Seeger From Far And Wide http://wamc.org/post/tributes-seeger-far-and-wide <p>Several area lawmakers have released reactions to yesterday’s death of Pete Seeger: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:25:12 +0000 WAMC News 82800 at http://wamc.org Tributes To Seeger From Far And Wide Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community http://wamc.org/post/obama-seeger-believed-power-community <p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:18:29 +0000 Dave Lucas 82751 at http://wamc.org Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community