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Arlo Guthrie & Janis Ian

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Arlo Guthrie & Janis Ian

BRITT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

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THU, JUL 12, 2018, 7:00 PM
Britt Pavilion
350 S 1st St

Jacksonville OR 97530

Arlo Guthrie has been known to generations as a prolific songwriter, social commentator, master storyteller, actor, and activist. Born in Coney Island, NY, in 1947, Arlo is the eldest son of Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, a professional dancer with the Martha Graham Company and founder of The Committee to Combat Huntington’s Disease, and America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher/artist Woody Guthrie. Arlo has become an iconic figure in folk music in his own right with a distinguished and varied career spanning over fifty years.

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Now her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian received her most recent Grammy nomination in 2016, making a total of 10 nominations over the years in eight categories! (She lost to President Jimmy Carter.) Her last Grammy Award, presented at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, was for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook Society's Child (Audible.com). She had stiff competition: President Bill Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, Rachel Maddow, and Ellen DeGeneres. When she won, she sincerely considered it to be a “stunning upset.” With her inimitable sense of humor, she went on to say "There must be a joke in here somewhere. An ex-president, a First Lady, and three lesbians go into a bar..."

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An Evening with Ann Wilson of Heart
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Masterworks of Our Time