Arts & Entertainment

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-farleymowatforweb.jpg

Farley Mowat: Writer, socialist and environmentalist

Canadian author Farley Mowat, who died on May 12, wrote with humour, keen perception and passionate social commitment, completing over 40 books and numerous articles.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-musiciansprotest457x520.jpg

Labor says "NO" to outsourcing of "Draft Day's" music

"Some people think music drops from heaven. But it doesn't. It takes talented union musicians to make music."

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-masekela.jpg

Hugh Masekela: 75th birthday celebration tour

South African trumpeter and activist Hugh Masekela has entertained audiences with his special blend of jazz and world music for over 50 years.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-seeger095.jpg

Poem: “Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Riverfest, St. Paul, Minnesota"

From "The Death of Communism" (Partisan Press) and reprinted with permission.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-PeteSeeger2.jpg

Pete Seeger, we honor you

Here are just a few stories about the impact made by Pete Seeger on a single one of the millions of people who were influenced by him during his long, creative, inspiring and productive life.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-PeteSeegerObama520x2.jpg

A song for Pete Seeger

Ah Pete, I somehow thought you were like the Sequoia

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-black-revolutionary.jpg

“Black Revolutionary” explores life of William Patterson and global freedom fight

In Gerald Horne's new book, "Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle," we are privy to William L. Patterson's transformation from well-to-do lawyer to a revolutionary.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-AudraMcDonald.jpg

Thrills are alive with sound of Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald revealed herself as not only possessing a stellar soprano voice, but also a sparkling wit, winning personality and a strong social consciousness and conscience.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-chaves.jpg

Artist, teacher, Chicano activist, Jose Montoya made history

Much-beloved California artist, teacher, and former poet laureate of Sacramento, Jose Montoya died Sept. 25 at the age of 81.

assets/Uploads/_resampled/CroppedImage100100-liberation-music300x300.jpg

"Liberation Music": Defining an era of protest through jazz

The music is representative of the free style era that bore it, but there is nothing obsolete about this compilation. It illuminate a period when musical expression played an important role in progressive politics.

1 2