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"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz":benefit for Open Media

The show is a fundraiser benefitting Open Media Boston (www.openmediaboston.org), the non-profit, metropolitan progressive news outlet. The six year old digital publication features “news from the ground up.”

 
 
David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle & the Afro D All Starz
David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle & the Afro D All Starz
PRLog - May 13, 2014 - JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. -- In his song “A Brief History of the Orange Line” David Rovics tells the story of how activists prevented state and federal transportation officials from building an eight lane highway through Boston’s Roxbury and Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. It was 1972 when then Governor Francis Sargent finally cancelled plans for the construction.

But the idea that people from varied backgrounds and with limited resources can unite and win a social and political battle is timeless. Even as current issues seem intractable, it’s this spirit of remembering and honoring past accomplishments that informs much of Rovics’ music (www.davidrovics.com (http://www.davidrovics.com)).

Just back from a trip to Europe, the musician and activist will bring his “songs of social significance” to Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain on Sunday June first for a show called “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz.” In a musical and comedic event that features multiple headliners, Rovics will be joined by stand-up comedian and political humorist Jimmy Tingle (www.jimmytingle.com) and the hip-hop, jazz and soul blending, “socially-conscious, community-minded” sounds of the Afro D All Stars (www.facebook.com/afrodallstarz).

The show is a fundraiser benefitting Open Media Boston (www.openmediaboston.org), the non-profit, metropolitan progressive news outlet. The six year old digital publication features “news from the ground up,” and covers stories about community and labor organizing, free speech and human rights, economic democracy, arts and technology. The organization co-hosts the annual Digital Media Conference bringing “…together progressive technologists and activists to talk about cutting edge developments in media and technology from the perspective of grassroots movements for social justice.”

Benefit Fundraiser Details:
“THE WORLD ACCORDING TO David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz”
Donation: $20
$15 for Seniors & Students
Early Bird Special: 2 for $30 (if purchased by May 16)
For tickets and tax-deductible donations: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/662250

Sunday June, 1 2014
3:00 pm-5:30 pm (doors at 2:15)
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
http://tinyurl.com/k6ma8j7 (Google map)

For more information:
www.facebook.com/events/1394559584159941
617-431-OMB1 (431-6621)
info@openmediaboston.org

Media Contact
Open Media Boston
781-492-5816
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