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August 5, 2009 | Frazier Moore, Frazier Moore writes for the Associated Press.
Pete Seeger has never paid attention to demographics or audience segments. His message has always been about inconclusiveness as a performer. And he's a performer in many senses of the word. "A musician, singer, songwriter, folklorist, labor activist, environmentalist, peace advocate," listed Tim Robbins at the start of an all-star gathering at Madison Square Garden last May to celebrate Seeger's 90th birthday.
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May 20, 1997 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In a career that spans six decades, folk singer and social activist Pete Seeger has been on the front lines of the labor, civil rights, antiwar and environmental movements. But it's a different cause that brings him on a rare trip west from his home on the Hudson River in Beacon, N.Y.--benefit concerts tonight and Wednesday for the Ash Grove, the folk club owned by his old friend Ed Pearl.
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December 5, 1994 | AARON NATHANS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The capital paid tribute to five of America's artistic legends this weekend when screen icon Kirk Douglas, "queen of soul" Aretha Franklin, folk musician Pete Seeger, orchestral composer Morton Gould and Broadway director Harold Prince received this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The weekend was a swirl of activity for the honorees and guests as some of the biggest names from film, television, music, theater and government met over fine wine and food at some of Washington's grandest sites.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2010 | By Keith Thursby, Los Angeles Times
Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84. Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died Wednesday at an extended-care facility in Oakland, his stepdaughter Nina Menendez said. He had Alzheimer's disease. Silber founded Sing Out! in 1950 with legendary folk singer Pete Seeger and others. It became an influential publication that covered 1950s stars such as Seeger and Woody Guthrie, then in the '60s included such upcoming artists as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and many others.
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April 14, 1985 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
I was in the river, fishing, and my momma and my wife come running down, hollering for me. Their voice was so distressful, I just knew something happen with the kids. But my momma said, "John. You better get away from here." You see, a friend of mine, a white fellow, he'd been up at the store and overheard them say, "That nigger John Handcox, we gonna hang him. We got the rope and we got the limb, all we want is him." Mean things were happening in Arkansas in 1936, the year John L.
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April 19, 1989 | From Times wire services
Folk singer Pete Seeger helped lead a festive hometown march to memorialize 1960s "yippie" leader Abbie Hoffman, with at least 250 people holding white dove placards and singing "Down by the Riverside." The march spanned four blocks from Hoffman's childhood home to the service at Temple Emanuel, which the political activist attended as a child. Among the marchers was Hoffman's close friend, basketball star Bill Walton. A coroner ruled that Hoffman, 52, committed suicide with a combination of drugs and alcohol.
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January 28, 2014 | By August Brown
Pete Seeger's death at 94 leaves a huge hole in America's moral conscience. The folk singer was a fixture in music, politics and American life for the latter half of the 20th century, and he continued performing and speaking in public -- including at President Obama's 2009 inauguration and during the Occupy Wall Street protests -- until his death on Monday. The outpouring from fellow musicians, writers and activists was immediate. The White House released a statement describing Seeger as "America's tuning fork," and said that "[o]
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2009 | Tony Perry
The San Diego school board has sent a letter of apology to folk singer Pete Seeger for the actions of school officials in 1960 who tried to cancel his concert at a local campus because he refused to sign a pledge against communism. After the ACLU went to court to defend Seeger, the concert at Hoover High School went on as scheduled. A current school trustee said she decided the board should send a letter to the 89-year-old Seeger after seeing him perform as part of the inaugural festivities for President Obama.
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January 28, 2014 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before getting in State of the Union mode. The Skinny: I've watched the first two episodes of Fox's "The Following," and while the producers have done a good job coming up with compelling and creepy new characters, I'm not sure I'm up for another season of murder and mayhem. It's very draining. Tuesday's headlines include the latest twist in Charter's efforts to buy Time Warner Cable. Also, movie theater owners want shorter trailers and media pundits are busy analyzing Jay Leno's final interviews.
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January 28, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Pete Seeger, folk singer, activist, song archivist and one of the most important American musical voices of the 20th century, has died at age 94, his grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson told the Associated Press. The singer, who lost his wife, Toshi, last year, was responsible for such classics of American song as "We Shall Overcome," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and "Turn, Turn, Turn. "  VIDEO: 'Turn, Turn, Turn' As Claudia Luther noted in the Times' obituary , Seeger influenced generations: "At some point, Pete Seeger decided he'd be a walking, singing reminder of all of America's history," Bruce Springsteen said at the all-star Madison Square Garden concert marking Seeger's 90th birthday in 2009.
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