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Odetta

Alvin Ailey Unveils World Premiere, Odetta

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.12.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Wednesday night saw an array of beautiful luminaries including: the still handsome Harry Belafonte, the ever talented Ruben Santiago Hudson, and the magnificent Jessye Norman (to name just a few) came out to see the world premiere of Odetta.

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.

Daily Meditation: Let Your Light Shine

Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion

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

First Nighter: 'A Night With Janis Joplin' Gets Only a Piece of Her Heart

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Whenever performers -- such as Mary Bridget Davies in A Night With Janis Joplin, at the Lyceum -- impersonate iconic figures, they're going to be compared to the original, whether they like it or not. They certainly can't be surprised when they are.

Conversations With Sammy Hagar, Chick Corea and Tom Rush, Plus a Manicanparty Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.25.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you want to be a band, a rocker, a guy that can play music and jam with other people and be a real musician, then you've just got to go play as much as you can in front of as many people as you can any time, anywhere and live and breathe it. Put your head down and keep on swinging."

Spirit In The Room: A Conversation with Tom Jones, Plus The Adversary's 'De La Luna' Video Premiere

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Not On My Watch

Sonya Denyse | Posted 06.10.2013 | Impact
Sonya Denyse

I have been sleeping around lately, although that is not how it sounds. However, you won't catch me at home some nights. I have been sleeping in the homes of elderly family members, doing what I can when I can.

Sweet Honey In the Rock Is Ready to Rock NYC

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Margie Goldsmith

It's been 39 years since this all female African-American a cappella group was formed and for four decades the group has been singing out for justice, truth and entertaining, educating and empowering audiences.

Dog Ears Music: Born in December Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Paul Westerberg, Carl & Dennis Wilson, Eddie Vedder, Benny Spellman, Tom Waits and more.

Stevie Nicks In Your Dreams and Conversations with Matt Nathanson, Roger McGuinn and My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.19.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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David Amram at 80

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

No one can believe David Amram is now 80. Yes, you can do the math. But, to see him cavorting about the ample stage in front of a packed Symphony Spac...

Dog Ears Music: Songs For The Beach

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we give you a summer soundtrack, featuring music by Beck, Etta James, Dr. Dog, Salt-N-Pepa, Eels and others.

Nanci Griffith Releases New Album, Plays At The Grammy Museum

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Howie Klein

The exhibit explores the 200-year history of music and politics in America, assembling over 100 diverse artifacts from government archives, private collections, and myriad musical artists.

Bless You, My Hero

Carly Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Carly Simon

Odetta's concert was more than I could ever tell you about now. I remembered being visited by things other than from this world.

Moments with Odetta: Inspirational Singer, Beautiful Woman

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

Odetta Holmes sang at the 1963 March on Washington, and it was reported that she wanted to sing at Obama's inauguration. But she didn't quite make it; she died on Tuesday, at age 77.

Odetta

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

A few days ago, Odetta died, age 77. I photographed her on February 6, 2003 in a makeshift studio in the lobby of Radio City Music Hall.

Odetta, Voice Of Civil Rights Movement, Dies At 77

AP | POLLY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Odetta's monumental voice rang out in August 1963 when she sang "I'm on My Way" at the historic March on Washington, where Martin Lut...