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Messages in Harmony: The Life and Songs of Peter, Paul and Mary
Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Peter, Paul and Mary came together as a result of auditions held by promoter Albert Grossman in 1961, and with their exquisite harmonies became one of the most influential groups of the sixties folk revival. Peter Yarrow, Mary Travers and Noel Stookey, whose middle name “Paul,” Grossman insisted on using to complete the catchy group name, had top-10 hits with four of their first five singles, and introduced Bob Dylan to the world with Blowin’ In The Wind and Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right. Peter, Paul and Mary were credited by members of the Weavers with “taking the torch of folk music,” as evidenced by their performance at the 1963 March on Washington on the same podium with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This powerful program tells the story of Peter, Paul and Mary's rise from Greenwich Village to the national spotlight, with live performances of their songs by Joan Friedenberg and Bill Bowen. PowerPoint photos illustrate their story, and projected slides include lyrics for the audience to sing-along. PinkSlip’s harmonies combine with stimulating photography and commentary for a unique and memorable interactive experience.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Joan Friedenberg (Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University) is a 30-year professor of education and author and Bill Bowen is a 35-year journalist, including working 23 years at the Palm Beach Post. Both overlapped their careers with a penchant for performing music – Joan (keyboard, guitar, autoharp, harmony vocals), a classically trained musician, played and sang in several bands and choruses in New York, Illinois and Florida, and Bill (guitar, harmonica, banjo, vocals) has busked in bars and restaurants from Jupiter to Key West. Their meeting in 2010 was fortuitous. Their performances in various Palm Beach County venues as the harmony-centric PinkSlip Duo led to using their complementary talents to create programs about their musical heroes. Audience testimonials reflect the PinkSlip Duo's success: "Just wonderful," "Great balance of music, talk and photos," "Very talented, very well put together, very enjoyable."  Due, in part, to this acclaim, PinkSlip Duo was named "Best Folk Band for Palm Beach and Broward Counties for 2015" by New Times.

SPL3065
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Location: Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Fees: Member - $30 per event
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$150 for any combination of eight events, members only

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Non-member - $35
Cash will no longer be accepted as payment for lectures.

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