This Month – Don’ Miss the Great Performances Special: “Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden”

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With a career spanning more than half a century, renowned folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist, Pete Seeger, turned 90 in May of 2009. In honor of the milestone birthday, a multi-generational roster of artists, whose music has been shaped by Seeger’s vision, gathered at Madison Square Garden on May 3rd to celebrate his lifetime achievement.

 Joining Seeger for this extraordinary concert event were more than 40 artists, including Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, and many others who performed songs inspired by Seeger’s music and activism.

 Tune in for Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration from Madison Square Garden, Thursday night August 5th at 9:30PM on WVPT.

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