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What:  Cultural Heroes –  A historic American civil rights museum exhibit honoring Bessie Smith, Marian Anderson, Paul RobesonLead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Josh White and Billie Holiday, with a related thematic music and stories program by Josh White, Jr.

Where:  Fisk University, 1000  17th Avenue, Nashville, TN

Concert & Lecture:  Little Theatre of Fisk University

Museum Exhibit:  Aaron Douglas Gallery at the John Hope Franklin Library

Date: Concert Program – Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 4:00 pm.  Exhibit runs through June 30th (more…)

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Musician Activists are invited to submit songs of social and political significance to the 5th biennial Music2Life Songwriting Contest. Winners will perform at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, be connected to relevant, nonprofit causes and qualify for stipends, receive a 1,000 CD package and $1500 donation to charity of choice.
New this year – the Music2Life Fellows program is a highly competitive award that offers select Musician Activitsts a stipend of up to $5,000 to apply their music to an issue of social concern.  Fellows and their projects are also filmed as part of our documentary series on how music makes change.  Apply through the Music2Life Songwriting Contest. (more…)

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Memorial Celebration for Odetta 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 24th.

In Words & Song by celebrated artists, friends and family. At New York’s Riverside Church. FREE EVENT. Open to the public.

WHO: David Amram, Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Oscar Brand, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, Ruby Dee, Emory Joseph, Wavy Gravy, Geoffrey Holder, Holmes Bros., Marie Knight, Maria Muldaur, Bernice Reagon, Sonia Sanchez, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Josh White, Jr., Peter Yarrow. More special guests to follow, in addition to video tributes.

WHAT: Celebration of the life and career of ODETTA, “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” [December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008]

WHERE: RIVERSIDE CHURCH, 490 Riverside Drive (at 121st Street), New York, New York 10027. Tele: 212-870-6700

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm. (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Odetta was a transformational musical artist of the 20th Century, and “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.” In a career that spanned more than sixty years, she was the first major influence on the careers of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin. Free to the public, the Memorial Celebration will include video highlights of Odetta’s life, in addition to song performances and words of remembrance presented by celebrated artists who knew and worked with Odetta.

“If only one could be sure that every 50 years a voice and a soul like Odetta’s would come along, the centuries would pass so quickly and painlessly we would hardly recognize time.” (Maya Angelou)

Submitted by Douglas A. Yeager Productions


Read “Odetta, An American Voice” from Dirty Linen #87 April/May 2000.

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