Pete Seeger

WAMC News
3:54 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Folk Singer And Activist Pete Seeger Dies At Age 94

Pete Seeger, the legendary folk singer and banjo player who became an American icon by using protest songs to push for social changes over the 20th century and beyond, died yesterday. He was 94.

With dozens of records, Seeger was a titan in folk music, from early collaborations with Woody Guthrie to a celebrated career with The Weavers to appearances at benefit concerts that continued through his final days. To wit, he remained politically engaged at the Farm Aid concert in Saratoga Springs in September 2013, singing new lyrics to “This Land Is Your Land” with rock stars like Neil Young and Dave Matthews that claimed “New York was made to be frack-free,” referring to the controversial gas drilling process.

    

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New York News
1:27 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Local Artists, Grammy Nominees

The Albany Symphony Orchestra has been nominated for a Grammy award.   The 80-year old Orchestra gets its first grammy nomination for its recording of composer John Corigliano’s “Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra,” featuring the world-acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie, with maestro David Alan Miller of Delmar. The nod comes under the category of Best Classical Instrumental Solo. The recording was released earlier this year.

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Hudson Valley News
1:55 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

Lorre Wyatt Talks About Benefit Concert, Working With Pete Seeger

Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger rehearsing before the 9/1/2013 benefit concert for WAMC.
Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Pete Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends performed a benefit concert for WAMC earlier this month at the Paramount Theatre in Peekskill. After the September 8 show, singer and songwriter Lorre Wyatt spoke with WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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Hudson Valley News
7:07 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Manhattanville College Hosts Pete Seeger For Writing Discussion

Credit Courtesy of Manhattanville College

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.

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Hudson Valley News
10:04 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Music Brought Together Pete Seeger And Friends And WAMC Audience

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

Pete Seeger, Lorre Wyatt, Guy Davis, and friends performed a benefit concert for WAMC Sunday at the Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill. It was a sing-along from beginning to end.

The concert was called “Music Can Bring Us Together”. It brought Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt together for the first time since the Clearwater Festival in June.

Guy Davis performed with them and said this before heading onto stage.

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Hudson Valley News
2:26 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Pete Seeger, Friends Perform Memorable Concert In Peekskill

Lorre Wyatt and Pete Seeger rehearse before the Paramount show.
Credit Allison Dunne

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.

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WAMC News
9:46 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Toshi Seeger Dies

Credit Photo by Ed Renehan ©

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

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11:26 am
Mon May 6, 2013

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Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Pete Seeger playing 8th Step with Peggy Seeger on 5/12

    Peter Seeger will perform with his sister, Peggy, this Sunday afternoon at The 8th Step at Proctors in Schenectady, NY.

WAMC News
7:44 am
Wed February 13, 2013

NY school names theater after Pete, Toshi Seeger

Credit Frederick Fenyvessy Flickr

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."

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