Apocalypse Five and Dime: stomping sound for workers' cause

Apocalypse Five and Dime combines vocals, percussion, a saxophone, and string and brass instruments to produce a sound that was once called: "twisted intense bluegrass/Balkan."


Review: "A Slave in the White House, Paul Jennings and the Madisons"

Paul Jennings was born a slave on President Madison's estate in Montpelier, Virginia, in 1799. In 2009, Paul Jennings' descendants arrived at the White House for a private tour.


Cleveland Laborfest & Forum, and labor exhibition

It was a multimedia celebration from videos and powerpoint presentations to live drama and music.


Jon Fromer: A political life in song


In 1965, Fromer marched from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. with civil rights marchers, kick-starting his life-long devotion to fighting for justice through song.



Kurt Cobain fans celebrate rocker's birthday

The Nirvana frontman was born this day in 1967, and went on to become the voice of a generation and pave the way for heavy music's entry into the mainstream, despite his aversion to such popularity


Love and revolution: Marx family biography has lessons

A frequently heard quote from Argentine-Cuban revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is: "Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love."


Anti-gay Superman writer sparks outrage

"Young Americans look to Superman as a champion of justice. Anti-gay extremists should be a serous concern to these Americans. It is peculiar that DC Comics would decide to bring [the two] together."


U.S. shootings: Rockers, metal artists decry gun violence

You can't sweep issues under the rug, not in a country that goes to the rest of the world and claims to be an exceptional example.


U.S. shootings: Musicians, too, have been the victims

"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."


New book details U.S. war crimes in Vietnam

Remember My Lai?

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