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Movement afoot to name bridge after Pete Seeger

Movement afoot to name bridge after Pete Seeger

GREENBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo snubbed, at least for now, a bid to name a bridge being built across the Hudson River for folk singer Pete Seeger, his office said.
GERRY HARRINGTON, United Press International
Pete Seeger, folk singer and songwriter, dies at 94

Pete Seeger, folk singer and songwriter, dies at 94

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger, who wrote "If I Had a Hammer," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" died Monday, his grandson said.

Delbert Tibbs, exonerated while on Florida death row, dies

CHICAGO, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Delbert Tibbs, who was sentenced to death in Florida in the 1970s only to be cleared of murder a few years later, has died. He was 74.
Fans wish Pete Seeger a happy 94th birthday

Fans wish Pete Seeger a happy 94th birthday

BEACON, N.Y., May 3 (UPI) -- Fans including the Library of Congress cheered and honored U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger, who turned 94 Friday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 3, 2013.
By United Press International

Clearwater sees the next Mystic Seaport

KINGSTON, N.Y., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A green group founded by folk singer Pete Seeger has teamed with a museum and city to turn part of a Hudson River harbor into a learning center, the group said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police arrested dozens of Occupy Oakland protesters encamped at a plaza near the California community's City Hall Tuesday and began dismantling the camp.
Occupy Wall Street protest holds teach-in

Occupy Wall Street protest holds teach-in

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City moved to Union Square Saturday to bolster the 16th Annual Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality event.

Folk music editor Irwin Silber dead at 84

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Irwin Silber, who helped spur the folk music movement of the 1950s and 1960s as editor of Sing Out!, has died at the age of 84, his son announced.
Pete Seeger to receive Gish Prize

Pete Seeger to receive Gish Prize

NEW YORK, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. folk musician and human rights activist Pete Seeger has been named the winner of the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.

Wind chime maker aids Hudson River cause

SHOKAN, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- A gift company started by a musician inspired by a landfill has created a wind chime supporting the ecology of New York's Hudson River, the company says.
GERRY HARRINGTON
18,000 attend Pete Seeger concert in NYC

18,000 attend Pete Seeger concert in NYC

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- More than 18,000 people turned out for a New York concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.

Seeger birthday party to help environment

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Folk singer Pete Seeger says he agreed to celebrate his 90th birthday with a New York concert to benefit his environmental group.
Stars line up for Seeger's 90th B-day gig

Stars line up for Seeger's 90th B-day gig

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen and Emmylou Harris have agreed to perform at a New York benefit concert celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.

Seeger performance to benefit farmers

RUTLAND, Vt., July 12 (UPI) -- U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger is set to perform at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vt., to help raise funds to give farmers microloans, activists say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 3, 2008.
By United Press International

Computer system aids lost-and-found

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- The head of lost-and-found for Metro-North Railroad in New York says he expects a new computer program to cut phone calls about lost items by a third.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, May 3, 2007.
By United Press International

Caldecott, Newbery awards distributed

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- A book by U.S. folk singer Pete Seeger and an underwater picture book were children's book winners announced by the American Library Association. Seeger and co-author Paul DuBois Jacobs received the Schneider Family Book Award for "books that embody the a

Funeral held for musician Tillman Franks

SHREVEPORT, La., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Funeral services were held Saturday in Louisiana for Tillman Franks, a songwriter and contemporary of American folk icon Pete Seeger.

Union workers protest Bruce Springsteen

MILWAUKEE, June 15 (UPI) -- Two dozen union workers protested at a Bruce Springsteen concert in Wisconsin because it was at a non-union venue.

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Today is Wednesday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2006 with 242 to follow.
By United Press International

Springsteen unveils 'Seeger Sessions'

ASBURY PARK, N.J., April 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen went old-school with a 17-piece band as he unveiled "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" in Asbury Park, N.J.

Springsteen covers Pete Seeger

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- New Jersey rocker Bruce Springsteen's next album is a tribute to folk icon Pete Seeger. "We Shall Overcome -- The Seeger Sessions" hits U.S. store shelves April 25, Billboard.com reported Friday.
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