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The fold-in is at noon, Sunday, February 27, at the home of Abe and Joan Feinberg,

The more, the merrier. Help with the folknik; jobs include folding, taping and labeling. Get your copy early and enjoy a meal afterwards and make music. Bring a potluck dish and instruments.

The more people we have, the quicker we can get the folknik into the boxes ready to go to the post office and have fun the rest of the day.

Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s contribution to the civil rights and labor movements. A weekend of solidarity in an era of war, racism, and hard times.

“As you know, the establishment of social justice in our nation is of profound concern to me. This great struggle is in the interest of all Americans and I shall not be turned from it. Yet no sane person can afford to work for social justice within the nation unless he simultaneously resists war and clearly declares himself for non-violence in international relations.”

—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14-16, 2011
Local 1781 of the I.A.M.
1511 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA

$65 for weekend, $40 for Saturday only. Concert $15-25, sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Youth scholarships available— see application form, deadline 11/30/10.

Festival Schedule:
Friday 1/14
5:30Dinner
6:00Registration
7:00 - 10:00Welcome; Arts Exchange (song and poetry swap)
Saturday 1/15
9:00Registration, continental breakfast, informal song swaps
9:30- 10:45First set of workshops: M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (musicians from Mississippi); David Solnit (puppet workshop); Brigid O’Farrell (Eleanor Roosevelt book)
11:00-12:15Second set of workshops: La Peña workshop; Culture & organizing behind prison walls; Media Workers
12:10-1:15Lunch
1:15-3:00Living Together in Harmony: Bay Area Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Heritage Chorus; Vukani Muwethu; La Peña Community Chorus; Solidarity Notes; Seattle Labor Chorus (invited); D.C. Labor Chorus
3:00 - 3:15One song together
3:30-5:00Third set of workshops
5:30-6:30Dinner
6:30-7:30Arts Exchange
Sunday 1/16
9:30-10:15Continental breakfast, song swap
10:30-noonFourth set of workshops: David Bacon, Document your struggle in photographs; Cuba workshop by Bobbie Rabinowitz; Catherine Powell, How to capture and preserve your union’s history and memorabilia; Peace and anti-war song swap
Noon-1:00Lunch
1:00-2:00Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Featured performers: Jimmy Collier, Elise Bryant (excerpt from “Angel of the Night,” a play written by Elise)
2:00-4:45Films; concert preparation for participant groups

Benefit concert Sunday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
M.C. Andrea Turner;
performers (not listed in order of appearance):
Mississippi musicians M.U.G.A.B.E.E.; Avoctja (poetry); Bernie Gilbert; Elise Bryant; Jimmy Collier; Festival Chorus (director, Lichi Fuentes).

The Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival

The Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Festival will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center at 390 Morris St. in Sebastopol.

Doors open at noon and the show runs until 8:00 p.m. This year’s line up features Jim Hurst, The Stairwell Sisters, Black Crown String Band, Euphonia, Sarah Campbell & Nina Gerber and Suzie Glaze & Hilonesome.

This is the eleventh year for this regional event; the California Bluegrass Association and the Sonoma County Folk Society have worked to come up with a fine lineup that should have something for everyone. Jamming is encouraged and there will be a guitar workshop featuring IBMA award winning guitarist Jim Hurst.

Tickets may be obtained in Sonoma County at Peoples’ Music and the Last Record Store beginning January 1, 2011. Tickets are also available on-line at the California Bluegrass Association.

General admission is $28 in advance, $33 at the door. For members of the CBA and SOCOFO, tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

For further information call 707-829-8012 or

Correction

The November/December folknik had the wrong day for Folk Music and Beyond on KALW. Tune your radio dial to 91.7 FM from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for this great show on Saturdays.