TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rapper Chuck D is this year's winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that recognizes artists who speak out for the less fortunate.
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has presented her daughter with the Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill award, which Clinton herself was awarded in 1995.
BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — A Hudson River educational sloop that was the brainchild of the late activist musician Pete Seeger and his friends is marking its 50th anniversary.
BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — The sloop Clearwater is marking a historic milestone this week.
The ship that annually sails the Hudson River is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its keel laying ceremony on Thursday.
The Clearwater was made to look like the Dutch sloops that used to carry supplies up and down the Hudson River. The late folk singer Pete Seeger and other environmentalists wanted the ship to be a symbol of the river's rebirth and a floating classroom.
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KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — The sloop Clearwater is set to sail on the Hudson River.
The sloop will kick off its spring season Saturday with a public sail from its Kingston home port.
The Clearwater was made in 1969 to look like the Dutch sloops that used to carry food and other supplies up and down the Hudson River
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome," which has been quoted by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was made popular by folk singer Pete Seeger, has been declared a part of public domain.
BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — The Sloop Clearwater has had to cancel its scheduled voyage to Washington, D.C., to lobby on environmental matters because of rough conditions on the Atlantic Ocean.
The Hudson River sloop set sail Monday from Croton-on-Hudson for the nation's capital to deliver petitions and municipal resolutions urging Congress to protect New York's rivers and other American waterways.
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BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Organizers say a New York music festival founded by the late folk legend Pete Seeger will resume next year.
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival will return to the village of Croton (KROH'-tuhn)-on-Hudson, New York, on June 17-18, 2017.
The Beacon, New York, based environmental group Hudson River Sloop Clearwater canceled this year's festival because of financial issues.
WESTON, Conn. (AP) — Fred Hellerman, a founding member of the influential folk music quartet the Weavers, has died. He was 89.
Hellerman died Thursday at his home in Weston, Connecticut, after a lengthy illness, his son, Caleb Hellerman, said Friday.