Opinion

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Grammys: prayer for Whitney, praise for Adele

The Grammys' usual glitz and glamour were dimmed a few times during tributes to 48-year-old pop icon Whitney Houston.

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Ballad for the Occupation: interview with Spencer Livingston

Spencer Livingston's "Occupy Wall Street" is a mellow, melodic meditation on the feelings of economic injustice that sparked the movement.

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Etta James and Johnny Otis: R & B Revolutionaries

Two Los Angeles-based legends of Rhythm & Blues passed away last week: Etta James and Johnny Otis.

Woody Guthrie’s gift to American culture

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.

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Occupy protests spur music explosion

Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.

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The Occupy Wall Streeters have it!

"They" are You and Me, our representatives who call for peace with justice, jobs, the living wage that all deserve, and an end to greed of the corporations of Wall Street.

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Radical history will come to life at Oklahoma Laborfest

One of the most remarkable features will be a special reading of Nor Iron Bars, which incorporates social realism, regionalism and agitation.

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Dissident Arts Festival held in New York

John Pietaro, a labor organizer and musician, along with poets and activists John and Steve Bloom, brought the festival to New York City last year from Beacon, N.Y., where it originated.

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Texans soak up union culture

Old and new union songs, poetry and information were presented to a group of about 50 people from all over the area.

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Song and struggle: “There is Power in a Union”

"There is Power in a Union" is typical Hill - set to a religious tune, mocking religion, and urging workers to organize in the Big Union.

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