A Time for Peace: The life and song of Pete Seeger at Mizner Park Cultural Center

Fri Nov 2, 2018

Pete Seeger honed his banjo skills while traveling in Appalachia and became the most stalwart of America’s troubadours for social justice, peace, and the environment, together with his wife, Toshi. He founded such iconic groups as the Almanac Singers and the Weavers, and continuing to entertain and rally crowds around their causes after others of his generation had long since faded away. Seeger sang for striking workers and union rallies in his youth, withstood with aplomb the brunt of the McCarthy communist witch hunt, bore with dignity 19 years of blacklisting from TV appearances because of his communist associations, and continued performing and singing for causes he believed in right up until his death in March 2014 at age 94.

This powerful program blends the story of Seeger’s life, illustrated with dramatic slides, with a live performance of his songs by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen, who sing professionally as the PinkSlip Duo. Seeger penned iconic songs like “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “If I Had A Hammer,” and his lyrics will be projected on a screen and the audience invited to sing along. PinkSlip’s music combines with gripping photography and intellectually stimulating commentary for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Mizner Park Cultural Center MPCC
201 Plaza Real
Boca Raton FL 33432

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