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WATCH: Springsteen's Amazing Tribute To A Latin American Legend

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices

The Boss has just boosted his Latino cred. Bruce Springsteen gave a tribute in Spanish to Chilean folksinger Víctor Jara at a concert in Santiago...

LOOK: Pinochet's Torture Chamber Now Shelter For Thousands

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | World

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Just days after Chile's bloody 1973 military coup, popular songwriter and theater director Victor Jara was dragged down to the base...

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

The Music and Its Message: Songs of Protest and Cultural Identity

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

2011-03-22-ochs.jpg Two thrilling new musical documentaries place great emphasis on the importance of a song's lyrics while paying homage to their creators.

Phil Ochs, Tom Paine, And There But for Fortune

Bruce E. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce E. Levine

The afterlife of the man once called "Tom Paine with a guitar" has, for the last 30 years, paralleled that of Tom Paine himself. Both Ochs and Paine were discarded by their respective mainstream worlds.

Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune -- New Documentary Opens in Los Angeles

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

Kennedy's assassination, the ongoing turmoil of resistance to integration and the escalation of the Vietnam War gave the singers a new identity. At the center of the storm was Phil Ochs.