From the History Theatre’s website:

With Labor organizations and Unions under attack on the political battlefield, now is the perfect time to reflect on the life of one of Minnesota’s most important labor activists and civil rights leaders! Nellie had played an important part in Hubert H. Humphrey’s history, on both the local level and the national stage, and made a tangible difference in the lives of those she worked with and all of the people of Minnesota.

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MLK day Inaugural Celebrating

The Martin Luther King Day Celebration will celebrate Inaugural of the President , the election of the 113 new members to Congress, the new members to Senate and the House of Representatives, and the defeat of the two state amendments.

Will include Food, cash bar. Entertainment, Dancing, and highlights of the Inauguration. There will even be cut-outs of the President and Vice-President for pictures

Ticket Prices:
Pre-Sale  $20
At the Door $25
College Students  w/student ID $10 (At the Door)
Groups of 10 or more $15/ticket (Pre-Sale Only)
No Charge for children 0 – High School Seniors accompanied by parent or guardian

On November 15, 2012, the Okemah city council voted to make the song Okemah Waltz the official city song. Speaking before the council voted, Larry McKinney, who worked with Larry back in 1988, spoke about his first conversations with Larry, who was looking to come to Okemah and teach the children about Woody Guthrie.

Initially hesitant, he eventually agreed, and Larry spent three years in Okemah working with the schools and children. Larry’s album It Takes A Lot of People (Tribute to Woody Guthrie), came out of that work as did the new official Okemah song, Okemah Waltz.

Read the article from the Okemah Leader here.

Download Okemah Waltz notation (PDF)

Larry joined Dale Connelly in the KFAI studio this Wednesday to talk about his song, Water In the Rain, which honors the 38 Dakota men who were hanged on December 26, 1862, following the US-Dakota War of 1862. To listen to the interview and hear Larry singing Water In the Rain, you can visit the KFAI website. Fresh Air will be replaying the interview on December 26, between 7:00 – 9:00 am, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the hanging.

“Creating Intergenerational and multicultural opportunities for all students to prosper.”

Larry Long will be honoring over fifty elders with students in communities throughout the United States this school year of 2012-2013.  Alan Lomax, one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century, called Larry’s pioneering work through ‘Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song’, the ‘missing link’.

Read more at www.communitycelebration.org.

Hang Dynasty – (Members & former members of Steve Miller Band) and special guest star- Larry Long “America’s Troubadour” perform this year at A Taste of Rochester!

100% of Hang Dynasty Concert Ticket Sales go to support our Veterans and Military

Visit the website here.

Woody Guthrie Centennial Concert with Larry Long, Charlie McGuire, and Pop Wagner
Minnesota State Fair
Sponsored by the Minnesota AFL-CIO

Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m. “STICKING TO THE UNION” WOODY GUTHRIE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION w/ POP WAGNER, LARRY LONG & CHARLIE MAGUIRE
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: MN AFL CIO Labor Pavilion
Visit the website here.

Minneapolis Monarch Festival

10 AM – 4 PM

Lake Nokomis Naturescape Gardens,

Minneapolis, Minnesota

www.monarchfestival.org

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association,Community Celebration of Place and Monarchs in the Classroomare proud to present the 2012 Minneapolis Monarch Festival, on Saturday, September 8, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Nokomis Naturescape.

The fourth annual Festival will feature an exciting stage line up. We start the day with Tejano 2000 and the Mark Stillman Band (“Border Crossings,” or North meets South in dueling bands), The rest of the day will include (not in order of appearance) KetzalCoatlicue Aztec Dance Group, Larry Long with special guest, Fiddlin’ Pete (American Folk), Javier Trejo and his band (Mexican & American Rock), Peña (Afro/Peruvian), Cyril Paul & the Calypso Monarchs (Calypso, Reggae) and K-Libra 24 (Salsa).

This was a huge project brought together by Hali Hammer.  Like any great idea – she threw the seeds of Woody Guthrie to the wind – and those seeds took root throughout the nation and world at the same, in the same key, and with the same hope of building a better world for generations to come!   What better time to sing this anthem than on Woody Guthie’s Centennial year.  Enjoy and then pass it on!

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The Okfuskee County Historical Society in Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma are considering making the Okemah Waltz, which Larry wrote with children from Okemah in 1986-87 for their first hometown celebration of Woody, their official town song!

Download the chord chart.

Woody Guthrie fans descended on Okemah Friday to listen to folk music and honor the historic icon at the 15th annual Woody Guthrie Festival. The event falls on what would have been Guthrie’s 100th birthday Saturday.

For the full article and video, click here.

If you are in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 1, Sunday, please come to this remarkable cultural gathering in celebration and support of our friends from Tibet. Larry will be performing with the Pavarotti of gospel music, Robert Robinson.

Visit this link for more information.

Time and Place

Friday, May 25th from 5:30pm onward at the home of Gail Daneker and Ian Keith (1791 Dayton Ave., Between Marshall and Selby/Fairview and Wheeler …in St. Paul, Minnesotal)

 

About Save Our Sons

Save our Sons started by Melvin W. Carter Jr. two decades is still at it. SOS continues to touch the lives of young men struggling to avoid inner city traps, snares and pitfalls. SOS spearheads it’s community driven Stop the Bleeding/Start the Breathing-Crime Prevention Initiatives by recruiting and enlisting community partners. Partners include (but in no way are limited to) local elders, neighbors, faith communities, schools, elected officials, other like heartened organizations, law enforcement, corrections and any and everyone with a heart for best outcomes. Over the past two years Save Our Sons has worked to publish the SOS Bulletin Series, 7 workbook lessons from the core teachings of SOS. In our publications and in our all services we work to challenge the notion that gang involvement, drugs and violence are the solution to the problems that young men we meet are born into. When we challenge these notions, they listen. When we support these youth to investigate these questions we launch a more powerful journey within them than the one that calls them to the street. Please join us in this work. In 2010, Melvin received the Natalie S. Bimel Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for Outstanding Contributions to Juvenile Detention Reform by a Community Member for his work advancing social justice for communities of color.

SOS is a tax deductible 501C3 organization.For more information: Gail or Ian at 651-647-5798

Larry will be performing with Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott and Billy Peterson at WoodyFest in Okemah, Oklahoma for Woody Guthrie’s Centennial Celebration, July 11-15, 2012, in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma.   Other performers include: Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Melanie, Billy Bragg, and more!

Larry organized the the first hometown tribute for Woody Guthrie at the Crystal Theatre in Okemah, Oklahoma, on December 1, 1988. The work that Long did with the Okemah community grew into the annual Woody Guthrie festival, still held every year on Woody’s birthday.

Additional artists include: Radoslav Lorkovic, Nancy Apple, Monica Taylor, Susan Herndon, Damn Quails, Miss Brown to You, Butch Hancock, Red Dirt Rangers, 3 Penny Acre, Samantha Crain, Michael Prysock, Mike Blackwell, Bob Livingston, Bochilders Memorial Set, Bill Chambers, Burns Sisters, Michael Fracasso, Ronny Cox, Ramsay Midwood, Johnsmith, Carolyn Hester, John Fullbright, John McCutcheon, Joel Rafael, Jimmy LaFave, Greg Jacobs, Happenstance, Grant Peeples, Butch Morgan, Lauren Lee & Liberty Road, Mike Stinson, Randy Crouch, Ronny Elliot, Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, Don Conoscenti, Sam Baker, Kevin & Dustin Welch, David Amram, Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Ellis Paul, and more.