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Adele Bertei
Adele Bertei is a singer, songwriter and scribe. She’s written and sang back-up for artists as diverse as Sheena Easton, Matthew Sweet, Lydia Lunch, the Pointer Sisters, John Lurie, Oleta Adams, Sparks, Thomas Dolby, Culture Club, Whitney Houston and Tears for Fears. Adele left the music business in 1993 and began working as a ghostwriter. She facilitates songwriting workshops for incarcerated women in Los Angeles with the non-profit Jail Guitar Doors and is co-founder of WREN (Women's Renewal Network), a collective that supports women and girls in renewing their lives after incarceration. Her website:

Entries by Adele Bertei

Freedom. Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2016 | 4:39 PM

2016-03-01-1456864646-2236171-Suseburt.jpg I recently had the honor of meeting with Susan Burton in Los Angeles. Susan, who spent 20 years of her life incarcerated, has become one of the great leaders of the social justice movement in America.


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Arthur Newman: A Gem From 2012's Toronto Film Festival

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 2:09 PM

Who among us has never felt the urge to shake off our identity and start over, with a new name, a new life far away from our stockpile of disenchantments?

In this atypical road movie, we first meet Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) in his local unemployment office staring into space...

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Every Day a Memorial Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 3:58 PM

Memorial Day has passed, our day to honor and remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen and women who gave their lives for America. Yet a day does not pass without me mourning the America they've lost their lives for.

On the front page of Sunday's New York Times May 27th...

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