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Arizona Humanities Grant Reunites Folk Singers in Tucson

Tucson Folksingers 1955-1962 share the stage at the Tucson Folk Festival on Sunday, May 4th

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Arizona Humanities grantee ITZABOUTIME Productions presents the Tucson Folksingers Remembrance Project this Sunday, May 4th at the Tucson Folk Festival. You are invited to listen and meet the Tucson Folksingers, a group that gathered monthly from 1955-1962 to sing folk songs. The unique Tucson folk scene developed in response to the Cold War and related issues and events. Under the musical leadership of Clyde Appleton they were also responsible for brightening up Tucson by bringing in some of America’s most socially conscious folk artists.

The stories and songs begin at 3:00p.m. in the Joel D. Valdez Main Library Lower Level Meeting Room (101 N. Stone Ave. – Tucson, AZ 85701).  Tucson Folksingers alumnus Michael Cooney will also be featured on the Presidio Park Plaza Stage at 12:00 p.m.  More info and the full festival schedule is on the Tucson Folk Festival website.

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