Saturday, October 4, 2008

Once a month the Dutchess Peace Coalition will offer a free film at the Muddy Cup Coffee House, 305 Main St. in Poughkeepsie.

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song -Film Screening-
Friday, October 3 at 7:30 pm
The Muddy Cup, 305 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

"Famous as he is, Mr. Seeger seems to exist outside of, and in opposition to, the commercial machinery of celebrity. His sensibility is cosmopolitan but also agrarian, devoted to land, family and community x to traditional American values, you might say.

In two years he'll be 90. He is an institution and a monument, but also a living presence whose best songs grow less quaint and more urgent every day, and who can drive some listeners crazy even as he moves others to tears. If you watch the video (included in this film) of him singing "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" on CBS in 1968, you'll know just what I mean."
A. O. SCOTT, New York Times

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