Pete Seeger

The Roundtable
11:13 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Seeger Fest July 17-21

    Seeger Fest 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.

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.

Kitama Cahill-Jackson joins us now to tell us more.

New York News
6:06 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Owls Attend Earth Day In New York

Katherine Murphy of Adirondack Wildlife, with a short eared owl, which is endangered in New York.
Credit Karen DeWitt

Earth Day was celebrated at the New York State Capitol with a tribute to the late Pete Seeger, and a display of live owls.

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Hudson Valley News
8:49 am
Sat May 3, 2014

"Woodstock Soundout" Will Pay Tribute To Pete Seeger

There is a concert tonight in Ulster County celebrating the music of the late Pete Seeger on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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.

The Soundout: The Music of Pete Seeger will feature Tracy Bonham, Cindy Cashdollar, Josh Ritter, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Eric Weissberg, and more.

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New York News
4:52 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Mid-Summer Festival To Honor Folk Legend Pete Seeger

Credit WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger will feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

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.

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.

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Hudson Valley News
8:14 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement

Assemblyman Kevin Cahill

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.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Michael Meeropol: Pete Seeger Was Great Because Of Not In Spite Of His Politics

Like many in the Hudson Valley, I took the loss of Pete Seeger personally.  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.   For us who lived in and near Beacon, NY where he had lived for 65 years, he was a local hero.  The sloop Clearwater and the attention it brought to the Hudson River actually led to an actual clean-up of terrible pollution.  Now, the river can be fished and it’s safe for swimming.

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Commentary & Opinion
11:43 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

There will never be another Pete

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.  After hearing him, nothing was the same.  He was my lifelong hero.  I had few others.  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. 

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New York News
10:25 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Tributes To Seeger From Far And Wide

Credit Frederick Fenyvessy Flickr

Several area lawmakers have released reactions to yesterday’s death of Pete Seeger:

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WAMC News
4:18 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community

Credit Nick Knupffer / Flickr

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to Pete Seeger for reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go.

Seeger, the veteran folk singer, died Monday night at age 94. The writer of "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," he welded his music to activism on issues of American workers and the disadvantaged.

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Vox Pop
2:50 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Vox Pop : Pete Seeger : 1/28/14

Credit Frederick Fenyvessy Flickr

It’s a day of mixed emotions today as we remember the iconic Pete Seeger. The sadness of his passing last night at the age of 94 is eased by the celebration of his long and impactful life. Today we want to talk about our friend Pete.

Pete Seeger, remembered - Hour 1

Pete Seeger, remembered - Hour 2

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