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Festival Set to Honor Late Folk Singer Pete Seeger

"Seeger Fest" will celebrate the late singer's life

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    Festival Set to Honor Late Folk Singer Pete Seeger
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    A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger will feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the Hudson Valley.

    Seeger grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson says Wednesday the free "Seeger Fest" from July 17 to 21 will celebrate the lives of the famous singer and his late wife, Toshi Seeger.

    It will include a memorial service at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie and multiple concerts, including one in Manhattan's Central Park. Musical artists involved include the Chapin Sisters, Steve Earle and DJ Kool Herc.

    There will also be events throughout the Hudson Valley to honor the couple's commitment to the community.

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    During his decades-long career, Seeger became more than just a singer. He was an advocate for social change, an anti-war activist who wrote the civil rights anthem “We Shall Overcome”, and a tireless environmentalist who crusaded for a cleaner Hudson River aboard his sloop, the Clearwater. Andrew Siff looks back at the life of a legend.
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    Seeger Fest will open with the screening of a documentary about the singer, who died in January at age 94.

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