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Milestones: Marking Way Stations on the Journey

Kevin Belmonte | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
Kevin Belmonte

I never met Mr. Seeger, but in my journey as a writer, I've been privileged to meet and befriend other artists. Two of them, Malcolm Guite and Steve Bell, are national treasures in their native England and Canada respectively. Both are musicians and poets -- and both are marking milestones just now.

The Lost Audience: Adventures in Ethnomusicology

Hank Bordowitz | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty
Hank Bordowitz

I have always had somewhat Catholic tastes that encompassed Pete Seeger to Pete Townshend, the Sex Pistols to Sunny Ade. I used to have to explain this, but now it seems expected of me. Then and now, all of this is bound together.

I Wore a "Free Palestine" T-Shirt to the Pete Seeger Tribute Concert at Lincoln Center

Alan Singer | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

Pete Seeger died in January 2104 at the age of 94. Seeger was a pioneer in the modern folk music revival as well as lifetime political activist involv...

Seegerfest at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts
Steve Rosenbaum

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Finally a Huge And Magical "First Time Ever" Musical Event, and You Can Be There

Jerry Ashton | Posted 09.10.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Wouldn't it be better -- this time 0- to be able to look back and say "I'm glad that I was there," rather than, "I wish..."

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: By The Riverside

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.01.2014 | Religion

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

Preserving the 'Working Class' Identity

Joseph A. McCartin | Posted 06.29.2014 | DC
Joseph A. McCartin

Many Americans don't like to acknowledge the existence of a working class. In such an environment, the preservation of working class identity and labor culture requires conscious, intentional effort.

Across Race, Generation: Pete Seeger and Ending Poverty

Pam McMichael | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Pam McMichael

Pete Seeger knew the power of song. Through it, he influenced generations of people across the country and world.

My Vinyl Offer

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Dreier

I figured that I'd never bond with my daughters over music. But something happened a few months ago that may have turned the tables -- literally.

Daily Meditation: Seasons Turn

Posted 03.20.2014 | Religion

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

Two Tales From the Tavern Infuse Hope, Faith and Remembrance: Sara Lee Guthrie Johnny Irion and Jeffrey Faucault

LuxEco Living | Posted 04.13.2014 | Entertainment
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda Santa Ynez California Courtesy of Jeremy Ball A Magical Night! Tales from the Tavern at the Maverick Saloon was a mixture of mus...

Pete Seeger and the Power of Singing out Against Climate Change

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green
Ronnie Citron-Fink

This is the text of my testimony presented to the EPA this week on its proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants: I've traveled from N...

Bob Dylan, Corporate Shill

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I don't want to make too big a deal about Bob Dylan appearing in a Chrysler commercial during the Super Bowl and yet, I'm afraid, it is a big deal.

Pete Seeger

Shan Wells | Posted 04.07.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Rush Limbaugh's Favorite Lesbian Socialist -- Author of 'America the Beautiful' -- Inspired the Super Bowl Coke Ad

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.07.2014 | Media
Peter Dreier

Right-wingers like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, former Congressman Allen West, and others are freaking out about Coca Cola's Super Bowl ad featuring "America the Beautiful" sung in different languages as faces of people of different cultures are shown.

Pete Seeger, Media Critic

Danny Schechter | Posted 04.06.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

Pete Seeger, my American idol, was a great singer, songsmith, troubadour and progressive voice. His death was celebrated with tributes in leading newspapers the world over. What's less well known is that Seeger originally wanted to be a newspaperman.

An Unforgettable Glimpse Into Pete Seeger's Genius

Henry Miller | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Henry Miller

When Pete Seeger died at the age of 94 last week, he left three extraordinary legacies: all of them world-class. One was of music -- building audiences for folk music and making his own remarkable contributions to it.

Pete Seeger: America's Civic Apostle

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

It takes rare fortune and fortitude to live, really and richly, in the full span of one's life. Especially if it reaches to a century. From youth to nearly his last breath, Pete Seeger was flat out alive. What did his life show? This simple truth: no one lives alone.

"Buy a Gun for Your Son" But Let the Neighbors Know About It

Roxane Assaf | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Roxane Assaf

In 1965 Pete Seeger didn't "feel like applauding" at the end of Tom Paxton's live performance of "Buy a Gun for Your Son." Then he added, "But it's...

Pete Seeger and the Power of Principle

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

As I think of Seeger, I am a little in awe of the man's great courage and his ability to live according to his principles over a long and productive life. Seeger understood the power of image, song and art.

Meatless Monday: Singing Out in the Kitchen

Ellen Kanner | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

I am in the kitchen, singing. I am in the kitchen, singing for Pete Seeger, who died last week at the age of 94. Seeger was a folk music hero who want...

BOTH SIDES NOW: Frum-Shrum Debate if SOTU Blah or Sets Up GOP for Fall in Fall

HuffPost Radio | Posted 02.02.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2014-02-03-BothSidesNowLogoPlaincolhirescopy1.jpgDavid ('Axis of Evil') Frum & Bob ('Dream will never die,') Shrum clash over whether Obama got traction with 'Give America a Raise!' Are his unilateral actions unconstitutional or inevitable? And will GOP agree to reforms that encourage more minority/young voters?

Pete Seeger: His Public Face Was His Private Face

Michael Wenger | Posted 04.02.2014 | Celebrity
Michael Wenger

I actually only encountered him personally one time. That one time cemented my admiration for him for all time. Let me tell you what happened, how the Pete Seeger we saw in public demonstrated that he was the same man in private.

Friday Talking Points -- Avoiding Immigration Traps

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the House have announced they are now ready to do something on immigration. There will be traps laid by the Republicans, so Democrats have to be vigilant about defusing each one as it pops up.