Folk singer, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger will discuss writing in times of social upheaval social upheaval and change at Manhattanville College in Westchester County Friday evening.
Mark Nowak is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Manhattanville College in Purchase. He says he hatched the idea of inviting Beacon resident Pete Seeger for a writers talk a few years ago with Hudson Valley activist Connie Hogarth, who founded the Connie Hogarth Center for Social Action at Manhattanville College. Nowak says the idea grew to the following.
Pete Seeger took to the stage of the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill Sunday. Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends played a benefit concert for WAMC. WAMC's Alan Chartock dedicated the concert to Seeger's wife Toshi, who died in July.
Folk music website, Singout.org is reporting that Toshi Seeger, wife of folk music great Pete Seeger, died on July 9, 2013. Seeger, who had been in ill health in recent years, was 91. Read the full report.
A ceremony held Tuesday night unveiled a bronze plaque outside the theater at Beacon High School in southern Dutchess County. The plaque is engraved with a banjo and identifies the venue as "The Seeger Theatre."