Harvard Square Celebrates Folk Era
Performances and Exhibitions Through Nov. 30
By: David Wilson - Nov 17, 2009
Fifty years ago, the established businesses and political power-meisters
of Harvard Square did their best to brand the folk venues and the
participants in their midst as dangerous, subversive and anti-American
and stamp them out.
Harvard Square celebrates, through November 30, the survival and
vitality of the folk community as a venerable institution with storefront
displays of genre ephemera and proudly proclaims a stamp of approval
upon a series of performances by representatives from the distant and
not so distant past which included Maria Muldaur, and Suzanne Vega.
Coming up this week are two events of note.
Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks will perform Friday November 20th at
the First Parish Church, 3 Church St. in the Square starting at 8:00 p.m
Anyone remember "I Scare Myself?"
At 7PM on the 22nd of this month at The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle
Street: .A Special Screening of the film "Festival!" directed by Murray
Lerner. "Festival" is a documentary featuring rare performances from
the Newport Folk Festival between 1963 and 1966. A "Q&A" with
the Director and reception will follow the screening.
Link to Harvard Square.com
Link to New England Folk Music
Events and Locations
Video Â– New England Folk Music Archives Video with highlights
from the collection.
Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe,
Photographer: Melissa Bugg Â– "Portraits"
Photographer: Steve Nelson -"Faces of the Square in the 1960's"
Photographer: John Byrne Cooke "Visions of the Future: Baez & Dylan"
Ephemera Artist: Original Club 47 Calendar by Byron Lord Linardos.
Photographer: Rowland Scherman Â– "Folk Giants"
The former Z-Square Windows at
"The Sexy Sixties" Â– Portraits of Maria Muldaur, Joan Baez and Betsy
Siggins, at the Viking Hotel Pool,
Ephemera Artist: Byron Lord Linardos "Beautifully Illustrated and
Hand Printed Posters and Club 47 Calendars"
Photographer: Robert Corwin "Early Newport Folk Festival Photos
from the 1960s"
Photographer: Ralph Jaccodine's images of Anje Duvecot and Adam
Photographer: Various Photos from the
Artwork & Ephemera Window: Eric Von Schmidt
Book Collection: Folk Music Books for kids and teens!
Photographer: Don West Â– "Folk Music through the Ages"
Posters: Club Passim Campfire Festival Posters Autographed by
hundreds of folk artists. Installation: Interactive Guitar with Oral
Histories of Folk Artists by Touchable Stories Artist
Photographer: Robert Corwin -"1960's Folk Legends from Newport
Eye Q Optical,
Photographs by Don West & Rowland Scherman & Walter Petrule
Irving House at Harvard,
Assorted photos and posters from the NEFMA Archive.
Window of 124 Mount