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Steinbeck Festival 2012 Instills ‘Change’
SALINAS, CA - The National Steinbeck Center presents the32nd Annual Steinbeck Festival,to take place on May 3-6, 2012 in Salinas, California, in collaboration with The Woody Guthrie Centennial, a worldwidecelebration with the GRAMMY Museum & the Woody Guthrie Archives, withSteinbeck Festival International Fringe Fest participants in Cebu, Prague, Sag Harbor, Jerusalem, Port-au-Prince, Canberra, Ithaka, Buenos Aires and others.
This year’s theme is ‘A Voice,’ allowing artists to express the various ways in which they tell their stories.“An overarching goal of the various activities is to introduce younger audiences to Guthrie’s music and remind all listeners of his place in the long history of music as a powerful tool of social change,” said GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Robert Santelli in an interview with the L.A. Times.
• Colliding Voices: Revisiting Steinbeck’s A Russian Journal with Susan Shillinglaw
• Carlos Bulosan: A Filipino American Voice for the 1930s and Beyond
“Today we have a generation, maybe a generation and a half, that’s grown up without any sense of the power that music can have,” Santelli said. “One of the goals for 2012 is to remind people that music is a very viable and potent agent for social and political change in this country.” Join us to celebrate the power of one voice—through story, song and image—in the work of Steinbeck and others. What can a voice change? Everything!
About the National Steinbeck Center
The National Steinbeck Center is located at One Main Street in Salinas, California, the birthplace of John Steinbeck. It is a museum and cultural institution with a mission to engage people in the exploration of culture, issues and the arts relevant to our times, inspired by the words of John Steinbeck. The Center offers multiple visitor experiences:
For more information about this and other events, visit our website atwww.steinbeck.org.