A benefit concert for the campaign to stop the cement plant in Suwanee County, will be held Tusday, May 18 at the Saoca Lounge, next to Brick City music hall at 238 W. University Ave. Environmental Troubador Dana Lyons will play. Lyons has toured the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and even Siberia with humorous and hard-hitting songs. His newest release is Cows with Guns. The suggested donation is $5. Don't miss this show. Children are welcome. Info: 339-8373.
On Saturday, May 22 at 10 am there will be a walk to the proposed cement plant site from the South entrance of Ichetucknee State Park (3.5 miles). Refreshments will be provided. More information, call Robin at 336-0963.
Dana Lyons plays May 18 at Saoca Lounge in an enviromental benefit concert.
The Civic Media Center will host a presentation and discussion on the recent "Millions for Mumia" demonstration, on Tuesday, May 25 at 8:15 p.m. The presentation will include a report by local people and others from around Florida who went to the demonstration in Philadelphia on April 24, and the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal and related issues such as police brutality, racism and the justice system, and the death penalty. The march and rally in Philadelphia drew around ten thousand people, some of whom came from as far away as Europe. It was accompanied by simultaneous demonstrations in San Francisco, New York, and other cities. Mumia's case has drawn international attention because his trial and conviction demonstrate the overt and covert racism and political repression that are at the root of the United States' legal system.
Ordinary Soldiers: A Memorial Day Special will be broadcast on WUFT-FM Classic 89 at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, 1999. As America pauses on Memorial Day to reflect on the contributions of its men and women in the service, NPR presents "Ordinary Soldiers," a one-hour special of folk, pop and rock songs that explore America's military past, present, and future. From the perspectives of soldiers caught in conflict to the heartache of families they've left at home, this special is at once tender, fierce, moving, and memorable. Among the artists whose works will be featured and who will tell the stories behind the songs they've written or performed are John Prine, Natalie Merchant, Jennifer Kimball, John McCutcheon, Ginny Hawker, and Tom Paxton.
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