Tag Archives: Deaths

Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

Josefina gently poured Judith Rosenberg’s ashes from the bag in the carved wooden box from Mexico. By Elaine J. Cohen | The Rag Blog | June 24, 2015 AUSTIN — The muses are, once again, tugging at my sleeve. Kleio, … finish reading Elaine J. Cohen :
METRO | Casting Judith’s ashes into the big river

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Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

John Clay, whose unique musical vision reflected a vicious honesty tempered only by his darkly innocent sense of humor, is dead at 74. By Dan and Christy Foster | The Rag Blog | January 14, 2015 AUSTIN — Austin lost its most … finish reading Dan and Christy Foster :
METRO | The unforgettable voice of John Clay

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Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

Kerrville was a great vision that all of us involved in Texas music shared, but — ironically — one that only someone of Rod’s unique talents as an impresario could actualize. By Bobby Bridger | The Rag Blog | April … finish reading Bobby Bridger :
My relationship with Rod Kennedy in four acts

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Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

Remembering the late, great Sid Caesar, who didn’t laugh at my jokes… By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | February 19, 2014 The wonderful Sid Caesar just died at age 92. What a tremendous talent! From 1951 through 1958 … finish reading Alan Waldman :
All hail (Sid) Caesar!

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Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

Asked by HUAC if he had sung for Communists, Pete replied: ‘I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.’ By Steve Russell … finish reading Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

The world has been diminished by his passing, just as it was enriched by his life. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2014 Several weeks ago, I began writing a column I intended to publish … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Pete Seeger: A life that enriched ‘you and me’

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Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

So long, Pete & Toshi. It’s been amazingly great to know you. By Harvey Wasserman | The Rag Blog | January 28, 2014 [Also see Rag Blog remembrances of Pete Seeger by Steve Russell, Lamar Hankins, and Harry Targ.] Toshi … finish reading Harvey Wasserman :
Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

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Alice Embree and Phil Prim :
Remembering Judy Smith

Judith Hart Smith, 1944-2013 Judy Smith was the face of feminism at The Rag for many years. Judy Smith, who had a great and lasting impact on all who knew and worked with her, died November 6, 2013, in Missoula, … finish reading Alice Embree and Phil Prim :
Remembering Judy Smith

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Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

Ralph Dungan in Chile, 1966. Photo from The Washington Post. Discretion, valor, and the ‘good liberal’ In the most patronizing tone, Mr. Dungan said if we opposed U.S. policy, we should ‘return to the U.S. and run for Congress.’ By … finish reading Allen Young : Ralph Dungan, the ‘Good Liberal’

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Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013. My Nelson Mandela Real historic figures get lionized, sanitized, and most importantly redefined as defenders of the ongoing order rather than activists who committed their lives to revolutionary changes… By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Harry Targ : My Nelson Mandela

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Turk Pipkin : Remembering James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano from season six of The Sopranos. Sleep well, Jimmy:Remembering James Gandolfini Though I’d worked a long while in film and television, I never dreamed that a tall drink of water from Texas would end up … finish reading Turk Pipkin : Remembering James Gandolfini

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Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

Fred Astaire: Bidding adieu. Witness to notable crossings: Confessions of an obituary aficionada Brimming with Mississippi gentility and rousing political arguments, he drew me into the swirl of mad farmers, musicians, historians, sheep herders, and political philosophers who were demanding … finish reading Chellis Glendinning : Confessions of an Obituary ‘Aficionada’

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