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Music and Movements: The Tradition Continues

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1960s folk music scene was a chapter in a long story, one that began decades earlier and that continues today as a new generation of singers and songwriters connect -- directly and indirectly -- to the burgeoning progressive movements that are rippling across the country.

Pete Seeger: Changing the World One Song at a Time

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

Before the Beatles or the Rolling Stones, Jim Hendrix, Bob Dylan and others, there was Pete Seeger. With his five-string banjo in hand, Seeger helped to lay the foundation for American protest music.

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday. What's an appropriate gift for the most influential folk artist of the 20th century? A few years ago some of Pete's fans launched a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to resurrect that effort.

Remembering Bess Lomax Hawes

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Throughout her life, Bess Lomax Hawes was a political radical who fought for a better future, but who also understood the importance of preserving the many cultural traditions of America's past.