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Phil Hoose Interviews Mr. Rogers

Posted by on Apr 15, 2017 in Music | 0 comments

Phil Hoose Interviews Mr. Rogers

“During the minute or so that I am on hold, waiting for Fred Rogers to pick up the phone, I grow increasingly tense. The next voice I hear will belong to a man whose sweater is in the Smithsonian, along with the Spirit of St. Louis and pterodactyl skeletons and Archie Bunker’s chair. He is one of the most identifiable figures in American life. When he finally does answer, how many other callers will be on hold as I scramble for whatever I can get of his time? . And then the voice arrives and instantly everything is all right. It is a slow voice, offered with modulation and care. There...

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Pete Seeger, Planter of Seeds

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Music | 1 comment

Pete Seeger, Planter of Seeds

In the fall of 1954, Pete Seeger began his long-running column “Appleseeds” in Sing Out! Magazine. He dedicated it to “the thousands of boys and girls who today are using their guitars and their songs to plant the seeds of a better tomorrow in the homes across our land.” He was indeed a planter of seeds, seeds that germinated as individuals and small groups with backbone and heart. I knew him best through his central role with one of those groups, the Children’s Music Network. READ MORE of Phillip Hoose’s article, “Singer Seeger’s Legacy Extends Throughout Maine and Across the...

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