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music news: Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter at CITI Wang Center on October 8, 2016

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Joan Baez

Joan Baez’s career began in the late 1950s at the famed Club 47 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She performed at the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959. She released her first LP, Joan Baez, for Vanguard Records in 1960.Baez’s most recent album, Day After Tomorrow, carries on Joan’s tradition of serving as a lightning rod for a wide array of songwriters, with material by Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello and others, and was nominated for a Grammy. She’s released 24 albums in her career.

Baez marched on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr., inspired Vaclav Havel to fight for a Czech Republic, and participated in two of the early Amnesty International tours – the Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986 and the Human Rights Now! tour in 1988. She brought the Free Speech Movement into the spotlight at Berkeley, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, organized resistance to the war in Southeast Asia, then forty years later saluted the Dixie Chicks for their courage to protest war. Joan Baez is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and recipient of Amnesty International’s prestigious Ambassador of Conscience award.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. Hits include “Passionate Kisses” and He Thinks He’ll Keep Her.” She has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Most recently, in 2014, Carpenter released her acclaimed debut orchestral album, Songs From The Movie. Arranged and co-produced by six-time Grammy winner Vince Mendoza, the record is comprised of ten previously recorded compositions including Between Here and Gone” and Come On Come On.” Carpenter has performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra among many others. At this show, Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform songs from new album The Things That We Are Made Of (Lambent Light Records) out May 6, 2016. She will be joined by pianist Jon Carroll and guitarist Johnny Duke.

Tickets on-sale Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10am.

Reserved seat tickets are $43.75 -$98.75 (includes $3.75 facility fee) and go on sale Friday, April 22 at 10:00 AM without service charges at the Wang Theatre box office located at 270 Tremont Street. Tickets may also be ordered online starting at 10:00 AM at Ticketmaster or by phone by calling 800.982.2787. Applicable service charges will apply. To order tickets via TTD, dial 800.943.4327. Normal box office hours are 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday. The Wang box office accepts all major credit cards.

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Women’s History Month: focus on 1960s

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1960—folk singer Joan Baez releases her first album.

1960—Harper Lee writes the Pulitzer-prize winning To Kill a Mockingbird.

1960—the first BIRTH CONTROL PILL gets U.S. approval for sale.

1961—Eunice Kennedy Shriver helps establish a presidential committee on mental retardation. She later founds the Special Olympics.

1962—Ship of Fools by novelist/short-story writer Katherine-Anne Porter gets published.

Rita Moreno in West Side Story

1962—Rita Moreno wins an Academy Award for her role as Anita in West Side Story.
She is one of few people to win an Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1962—First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy redecorates the White House with period furniture, wallpaper, art and china. She initiates a congressional bill to ensure that White House furnishings become the Smithsonian Institution’s property.

1963—feminist writer Betty Friedan writes The Feminine Mystique.

1963—The French Chef with Julia Child first airs on public television. The next year, Mastering the Art of French Cooking is published.

1963—President Kennedy signs the Equal Pay Act of 1963 [women earned 59 cents to every dollar men earned, today women earn ONLY 77 cents to every dollar men earn].

1964—more than forty neighbors witness the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens and everyone ignores her cries for help.

1965—choreographer Twyla Tharp begins her career at Hunter College.

1966—television show That Girl premieres starring actress/feminist Marlo Thomas.

men try to take away Katherine Switzer's number during 1967 Boston Marathon

1967—Katherine Switzer secretly enters and successfully completes the Boston Marathon. She entered with the initial “K” to get in.

1968—Slouching Toward Bethelem, a collection of essays by Joan Didion, is published.

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