11/20 – Joe Hill Centenary with Ross Altman & Friends

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 N. Venice Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
8:00 p.m.

2015 marks the Centenary of the execution of Joe Hill by firing squad in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 19, 1915. ROSS ALTMAN takes such milestones to heart, and this year is no exception. Ross reaches all the way back to the Little Red Songbook — first published in 1910 and never out of print since — and celebrates the music of America’s labor troubadour — Joe Hill — and the Industrial Workers of the World, whose anthem Solidarity Forever by Ralph Chaplin is also in its Centennial year. Find out what Joe Hill endured throughout the 20th century and why he still matters in the 21st. Rediscover the heart and soul of the working
class. The story of the IWW is the international story of freedom itself, and it’s a story that must be sung to be fully realized. ROSS ALTMAN brings it to life with the most colorful characters ever to walk the stage of the American labor movement — including one-eyed silver miner Big Bill Haywood, Rebel Girl Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and Swedish immigrant Joseph Hillstrom, who became Joe Hill — “The Man Who Never Died.” General Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

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