Seeger tribute to be streamed
Lincoln Center in New York says it will offer a live stream from a weekend memorial concert for Pete Seeger and his wife, Toshi.
The free concert will be held Sunday at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. It will feature artists and speakers who had a close personal relationship with the Seegers. They include Judy Collins, Harry Belafonte, Dar Williams, Peter Yarrow, Holly Near and Tom Chapin.
Lincoln Center notes that Seeger loved to lead sing-alongs. In that spirit, it’s inviting audiences to take part in a global online sing-along.
A song will be selected later this week, and lyrics will be available on-screen.
Audience members also will be able to share video of their renditions.
Information is available at http://www.seegerfest.org/#!memorial-concert/c1al2.
Filmmakers post bond
Two filmmakers charged with manslaughter several months after a train crash killed a member of their movie crew flew to Georgia over the weekend to turn themselves in at a rural jail, where they posted $25,000 bond apiece before returning home to California, their defense attorney said Tuesday.
“Midnight Rider” director Randall Miller and his wife and business partner, Jody Savin, were booked Sunday in the Wayne County jail about 60 miles southwest of Savannah, said the couple’s defense attorney, Don Samuel. The amount of their bond had been approved prior to their arrival, allowing them to report to jail quickly and quietly.
“There were in and out in 30 minutes,” Samuel said.
Miller, Savin and executive producer Jay Sedrish were indicted July 3 on charges of manslaughter and criminal trespassing related to the crash that occurred during the shooting of a movie based on the life of singer Gregg Allman.
Stars’ cursing prompts apology
The mayor of Philadelphia is apologizing for the profanity used by rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Marlon Wayans during a family-friendly July Fourth concert.
Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday that cursing hasn’t been problem at the show in recent years. He says performers are supposed to adhere to network TV standards.
The free outdoor concert, which featured multiple acts, was aired live on WPVI-TV. The station censored the broadcast when foul language was used.
Nutter says The Roots and singer Ed Sheeran edited their songs to avoid profanity but were still bleeped, creating the appearance they cursed.
Richardson returning to stage
Joely Richardson is coming back to a New York stage in something she never thought she’d do – a one-woman show.
The English actress will play poet Emily Dickinson in William Luce’s play “The Belle of Amherst.”
“Never say never,” Richardson said. “I always swore to myself that I would never do a one-woman show. I thought, ‘That’s for crazy people.’ And then I read it.”
—From News wire services