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02.28.2014 | | Posted at 09:20 AM

For the Love of Music Visits Birthplace of an Era

By David Luhrssen
  Greenwich Village tends to get all the credit for the folk-blues revival of the 1950s and early ‘60s, the Inside Llewyn Davis scene that nurtured Bob Dylan and other great talents of the era. But as shown in the documentary For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival, Cambridge, Mass. was also crucial. A tiny venue down the street from Harvard Square, Club 47 op...
10.24.2013 | | Posted at 09:49 AM

Global concert series out on DVD

By David Luhrssen
  When Britain’s Peter Benenson founded Amnesty International in 1961, he was confronted not only by the reality that human dignity was routinely abused in most of the world, but by apologists for human rights abuse in the West. They fell in two camps: the mindless leftists willing to give the Soviet Bloc and Mao’s China a pass; and the feckless supporters of U.S. foreign policy ...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wisconsin authors explore the life behind Li’l Abner

 Al Capp, creator of “Li’l Abner,” was a brilliant comic artist when comic strips were in their heyday, the 1920s through the 1960s. Brilliant is not too strong a word. There were several others, among them Walt Kelly
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010
Joan Baez has been one of the leading protest singers of the past 50 years and an outspoken activist on behalf of enough causes to fill a notebook, but one thing she had always declined to do is endorse a candidate for political office on any level—until 2008, that is, when she broke with tradition to throw her support behind presidential candidate Barack Obama. “It’s just that this was a statesman and a highly intelligent human being,” Baez says, explaining...