Updated 9:12 am PDT, Wednesday, July 3, 2019 FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow, of the 1960's era musical trio "Peter Paul and Mary," claps and encourages the audience to sing along during a memorial tribute concert for folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in New York. An upstate New York music festival has disinvited folk singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary over his 1970 jail sentence for indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl. The Press and Sun Bulletin of Binghamton reports that board members of the Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival in upstate New York cited negative reaction to Yarrow on social media in their decision to remove Yarrow from the festival’s lineup. less FILE - In this July 20, 2014, file photo, singer-songwriter Peter Yarrow, of the 1960's era musical trio "Peter Paul and Mary," claps and encourages the audience to sing along during a memorial tribute … [Read more...] about Fest drops Peter Yarrow over ‘indecent liberties’ sentence
Music saved Jess Baron, carrying her through what she says was a difficult childhood. She was always naturally musical, first picking up a guitar at 7 years old, and she continued to understand the ways in which music could be both healing and facilitate other forms of learning. She wanted to share her love of music and its ability to assist in classrooms with other teachers.“I was a naturally musical child and, from the start, felt and understood music to be a language of the heart that brings people together, relieves stress, promotes creativity, and serves as a channel for authentic and passionate self-expression,” she says. “I became a music teacher in my 20s, but so few of my colleagues felt comfortable singing or picking up an instrument, and many felt badly about their voices.”She decided to use her gift for both playing music and teaching, and founded Guitars in the Classroom, a nonprofit that trains teachers to sing, play and write simple guitar songs … [Read more...] about Creating learning and growth with Guitars in the Classroom
Updated 6:47 am PDT, Thursday, May 16, 2019 FILE - In this undated file photo, folk singer Pete Seeger strums a banjo on the bow of the 75-foot Hudson River sloop Clearwater to be launched in South Bristol, Maine in May, 1969. Seeger and a group of volunteers had the $150,000 vessel built to dramatize the fight against the pollution of the Hudson River. Clearwater's founders and crew members will gather with public officials in Beacon, N.Y. on Friday, May 17, 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the sloop's launch. less FILE - In this undated file photo, folk singer Pete Seeger strums a banjo on the bow of the 75-foot Hudson River sloop Clearwater to be launched in South Bristol, Maine in May, 1969. Seeger and a group of ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image … [Read more...] about Sloop Clearwater celebrates 50 years on Hudson River
CARLSBAD Submissions sought for youth art show The Carlsbad Oceanside Art League presents its 25th anniversary Children’s Art Show May 8 to June 2 at the COAL Art Gallery, 300 Carlsbad Village Drive. The show features art from students in preschool to eighth grade. Young artists can enter one piece created during the last year; teachers can enter up to 10 pieces of student art. Art can be created in one of four categories: Painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic), Drawing (pencil, pen and ink, scratchboard, pastel), Other (photo, computer arts, mosaic, mixed) and 3D (sculpture, ceramic, fiber). Art can be submitted to the gallery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Entry forms and guidelines are at coalartgallery.com. Center offers Yoga, Tai Chi Kung classes The Carlsbad Senior Center is offering new classes beginning next week including Heart Coherent Tai Chi Kung from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Functional Yoga with Guided Visualization from 2:45 to 4 p.m. Mondays. Participants … [Read more...] about Daughters of 1812 support National History Day
Watching President Trump stumble his way through the shutdown, with his poll numbers declining as Speaker Nancy Pelosi treats him like a lead-footed sparring partner, it’s hard to remember that this was a setback entirely of his own making. Why, with a bipartisan deal ready to sail through Congress in December, did he make “the wall” not just a point of negotiation, but the central cause of his next two years? How did he manage to trap himself into being held hostage by the most intransigent of his supporters, causing massive suffering among government workers and serious threats to everything from public safety to the national economy? Why did he wait a month to accept a deal to open the government—without new funds for a border wall—that was on the table last year? If you’re into armchair psychoanalysis, you could note—as his biographers have written—that for Trump, acknowledging error is more or less impossible. But it would be a … [Read more...] about Why Did Trump Take So Long to Fold on the Shutdown?