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Joan Baez

Daily Meditation: Swing Low

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Erik den Breejen at Freight + Volume

Kari Adelaide | Posted 07.27.2014 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

The grid-like formation of lyrics, which are the primary constructive element in these works, are reminiscent of rongorongo tablets, a form of proto-writing from Easter Island made with dense rows of glyphs on shaped pieces of wood.

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.

The Club 47 Folk Revival" Explores the Iconic History of Old Cambridge Folk Club

Lesley Daunt | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment
Lesley Daunt

Rob Stegman has been producing and directing award-winning motion pictures for over 30 years. His work includes everything from corporate videos and educational media to broadcast and cable television.

The New Mongrels: A Resurrection of an Old Idea

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.

Baez, Belafonte & Ellsberg Celebrate the War Resisters League

John Dear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Dear

In her diary on October 19, 1923, 48-year-old New York City educator Jessie Wallace Hughan wrote, "Took Tracy to dinner -- had hair done -- organized the War Resisters League..." That day she launched a new independent, secular network of peace activists that has continued to resist every war since.

5 Hispanic Leaders That Everyone Should Know

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

5 Hispanic Activists And Leaders Who Paved The Way

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

The Concert Event Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

Sunday night's "Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of 'Inside Llewyn Davis'" concert at Manhattan's Town Hall was one of those only-in-N...

'So Many OMG Moments'

AP | JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 11.30.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — When Justin Timberlake couldn't attend Sunday's concert celebrating the music of the new Coen Brothers movie, "Inside Llewyn Davis," ...

Chats With Jimmy Webb, Nora Guthrie and Little River Band's Wayne Nelson, Plus Tracy Newman and The Slants Exclusives, and Colin Gilmore's Best

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Let's talk about Jimmy Webb's new album, Still Within The Sound Of My Voice.

Justin Timberlake Skips Big Benefit

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 10.20.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Coen brothers and T Bone Burnett will celebrate the folk music of their 1960s Greenwich Village comic drama "Inside Llewyn Davis"...

Music Hath Charms

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Kevin Belmonte

The lives of all these artists show that music brings so many gifts in her train. To remember names like Seeger, Paul and Horowitz is to see the truth of that.

No 'Joanie Phonie' Here: Joan Baez Radiates in Newark Concert

Jared Feldschreiber | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Jared Feldschreiber

In October 1967, Joan Baez blocked the doorways of the building at the Armed Forces Induction Center in hopes of convincing young potential inductees to not serve in the Vietnam War. As a result, Baez and others, were arrested.

The Prophetic Joan Baez

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Just as in those fresh days from decades ago, Baez continues to sing out injustice, the challenge and responsibility to be decent in a world bent on bending goodness into greed and simple pleasure into perversity. It brought to mind the prophet Ezekiel.

Have Harmony, Will Travel: A Conversation With Carla Olson, Plus a Koji and Run For Cover Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"It's a double-edged sword being a new artist. You have all the freshness and you can bring something completely unseen to the forefront if you mange to get your stuff out. My suggestion is just to follow your heart and not try to be anybody else."

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
trivago

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...

Why Obama 'Disappointed' Her

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

HANOI, Vietnam — At 72, Joan Baez is not short of events to anticipate: She has her mother's 100th birthday party, a tour of Australia and a new...

What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Kumbaya?

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.19.2013 | Media
Michael Sigman

If Kumbaya abuse has been so deep that the mere sound of the word hurts your ears, try this: Sit quietly for a couple of minutes, watching your breath go in and out.

Rockin' A Hard Place: Where Sugarland, John Mayer and Zac Brown Climbed to Fame

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Kristi York Wooten

John Jeter's memoir, Rockin' A Hard Place: Flats, Sharps And Other Notes From A Misfit Music Club Owner, is an absorbing tale of how to start a business and fail, and win, and succeed, and fail and win again.

Massachusetts' Legendary Coffeehouse

CarsTravelFood | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

In this modern era that embraces constant change, it's nice to know some things are still here, like this New England institution.

Has the Kennedy Center Ignored Latinos?

Kate Kelly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Kate Kelly

Only two artists of Hispanic descent have been honored in the last 35 years -- Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo (2000) and actress, singer, and dancer Chita Rivera (2002).

Motherload Monday: Chats With Steve Earle, Ravi Coltrane, Jerry Douglas, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval and Marina & The Diamonds

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Storm & Grace: A Conversation With Lisa Marie Presley, Plus A.J. Croce Heads East in May

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Because of the organic-ness and the honesty and the Lisa Marie Presley presence on the recordings, do you feel like this might be the closest to the vibe -- not necessarily the recordings -- of what your dad, Elvis, was trying to do?

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.