Lou Diskin, Communist and long-time working class activist, died July 28 at the age of 84. Lou was a carpenter, book publisher and seller, educator, and political leader. He was admired for his wisdom, modest character, deep concern for the well-being of all around him, and his daily humorous story. He was well-read in literature as well as politics.
Music Review I had always loved the bluegrass/roots based music of the Dixie Chicks, but after the recent corporate-organized attempt to boycott them, I felt it was almost a duty to get tickets and see their show. They are now on a national tour, dubbed the Top of the World Tour, hitting 12 cities this summer.