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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger's Powerful, Enduring Network

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

He saw us all as special -- as precious -- as part of a vital project of justice and peace and of joyous, life-sustaining music.

Pete Seeger's Garden

Roger Wright | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Roger Wright

Pete Seeger upstairs at the People's Church on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago; rail thin, head thrust out, jeans and flannel shirt with rolled up sleeves,...

Forcing Hate to Surrender - Thank You Pete Seeger

John Deans | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
John Deans

One can imagine that if hate surrenders, it turns to love. A metamorphosis rather than truncation. Lasting change over brief relief. This is the lesson Mr. Seeger leaves us with.

Pete Seeger, the Sower of Seeds

Carolyn Mugar | Posted 03.31.2014 | Green
Carolyn Mugar

Social change is the cumulative result of this constant sowing, handful by handful, lyric by lyric, person by person. Pete Seeger was a fearless fighter for social justice -- for peace, for civil rights, for workers' rights, for the environment.

Pete Seeger: Beating Flagpoles Into Ploughshares

Michael Winship | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Not only was it sad to hear the news yesterday morning of Pete Seeger's passing but startling to realize that it was 45 long years ago that we first met. It was in 1969, at Georgetown University, when I was a callow college freshman and he already was a legend among folk music lovers and political activists.

Remembering Pete Seeger: "Keep It Small and You Will Make a Difference"

John Mellencamp | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
John Mellencamp

Pete Seeger's life-long commitment to the cause of peace and to addressing the plight of the downtrodden has been an inspiration to all those who have championed society's victims and have done what they could to combat injustice.

Another Side of Pete Seeger

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A banjo player dies at 94 and, for a moment, millions of graying Americans are young and idealistic again.

Legends: Classic Clip Of Pete Seeger On 'The Johnny Cash Show' In 1970

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.28.2014 | Celebrity

Pete Seeger, a pioneer of folk music and powerful political activist, died on Monday at age 94. Over a career spanning decades, the banjo-picking trou...

Pete and America

Richard Brodsky | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Richard Brodsky

It's hard to fathom a life so long, and so well-lived. Our music is diminished, our politics made less, our connection to past times sheared.

Pete Seeger Was Bigger Than Music

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Byrd

Pete Seeger was bigger than music. He was John Henry. He was Odysseus. He was Gabriel. He will not be contained in a thousand obituaries today, however hard we write.

FACE IT: Pete Seeger on My Mind

Michele Willens | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
Michele Willens

Today, everyone will be writing their obits and playing "Turn Turn Turn," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "If I Had a Hammer" in memory of the great and now late Pete Seeger.

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

David Kanegis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

For many of us, Pete Seeger symbolized all that was great and noble in our country. Many of us were disaffected as the young of all generations tend to be. Here was a man born of our parents generation who "got us." If you were one of the lucky ones like me, your parents got him as well.

Pete Seeger Passes

John Farr | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

Seeger's influence can be seen in movies and television throughout his almost seven-decade career as a musician, and will likely continue on for countless more generations of cinema. You'll find his music in great movies from our database, in titles as varied as Malcolm X, The Damned United, and Temple Grandin.

So Long, Pete and Toshi Seeger, It's Been Amazingly Great to Know You

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Their list of accomplishments will fill many printed pages, which all pale next to the simple core beauty of the lives they led.

Sorry, Twitter, But Pete Seeger And Bob Seger Are Not The Same Person

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty

Children, children, children. Honestly, please check your tweets for accuracy before hitting the Tweet button, OK? The Twittersphere got it wrong t...

Remember When Music Was Pissed! (and Nice?)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The #Waywire editors watched the Grammys. We know that robots now make music that wins awards. We know that Pink has a second career pending with Cir...

5,178 Gigs: Pete Seeger as Celebrity Role Model

Glenn Paul Manion | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Glenn Paul Manion

Here are the two points about Pete's career that are especially relevant to musicians trying to build their career in 2014.

This Artist's Powerful Words Will Inspire You To Make A Difference

Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Pete Seeger, the singer and songwriter who charged the way for the revival of American folk music, died on Monday at the age of 94. Known for creating...

Obama Honors Folk Legend Pete Seeger 'For Showing Us Where We Need To Go'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama paid tribute to Pete Seeger on Tuesday, praising the folk legend for "reminding us where we come from and showing us where we n...

Pete Seeger (1919-2014): He Changed the World One Song at a Time

John W. Whitehead | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts
John W. Whitehead

Pete Seeger, the 94-year-old activist-singer-songwriter who tried to change the world with every note he uttered, has died, and we are all the poorer for it.

Pete Seeger's Most Spiritual Moments

Posted 01.28.2014 | Religion

Legendary folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger has passed away at the age of 94, but his songs and words will live on. Best known for eco-fo...

'We Are Not Afraid': The Holy Spirit and the Life of Pete Seeger

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Pete Seeger, 94, folk singer and peace and justice advocate has died, but the spirit of what his life and his music meant lives on. Americans have been less afraid of each other, and of speaking the truth to power, because he lived and sang and marched.

Pete Seeger Brought the World Closer Together

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Pete Seeger spent his time on earth planting, healing, laughing, building up, dancing, loving, embracing and advocating peace. Seeger brought the world closer together with his music. Every day, every minute, someone in the world is singing a Pete Seeger song.

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

Humiliation, Family Style

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As everyone knows, the 1960s was a time of great civil unrest, a subculture embracing hallucinogenic drugs, exuberant celebrations of free love and new music. However, at 1750 Stuart Street in Brooklyn, sounds of celebration and joy were few and far between.