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Miles Davis Tutu
Miles Davis Tutu
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Check this out. Thomas Chapin-- awesome musician.
This is fantastic!!!!   I still miss Thomas!!!  Such an inspiration on and off the stage!
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences at the Passing Away of Nelson Mandela

New Delhi, India, 6 December 2013 – In a letter to the family of Nelson Mandela, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his deep sadness on learning of the passing away of Nelson Mandela. His Holiness wrote: “In his death the world has lost a great leader, whose steadfast and unflinching determination played a key role in securing peace and reconciliation during South Africa’s transition from apartheid rule. Under his leadership South Africa was transformed through peaceful means, in the spirit of reconciliation.”

His Holiness said that he will personally miss a dear friend, who he had hoped to meet again and for whom he had great admiration and respect. In his letter, His Holiness continued, “He was a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity, a great human being, someone of whom we can truly say, “He lived a meaningful life.” I pray for him and offer my heartfelt condolences to you, the members of your family and the entire people of South Africa.”

Finally, His Holiness expressed that although Nelson Mandela had physically departed, his spirit will go on. He expressed that the best tribute we can pay to him is to do whatever we can to contribute to honoring the oneness of humanity and working for peace and reconciliation as he did.
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Emory Students are so lucky!!
His Holiness the Dalai Lama talking to students during his visit to their Business Studies class where he interacted directly with students on the topic of secular ethics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on October 10, 2013.(Photo by Jeremy Russell/OHHDL)
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John Coltrane's birthday is today.
September 23rd, 1926.
He would have been 88.

I hope more folks will hear our documentary "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" - the 5 hour series on Trane, narrated by the great American poet Michael S. Harper.

(Produced by me, written by the wonderful Larry Abrams and supported and guided by, the also wonderful, Marty Khan.)

The full 5 hour series is now only $15 (half price).  Downloads from ArtistOwned.com.

This is the real deal. Perhaps the most in-depth overview of Trane's career you can find - all guided by the folks who know the music best - his friends and colleagues.

Included are interviews with: McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, Art Davis, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, John Gilmore, Bob Thiele, Amiri Baraka, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Lewis Porter, Nat Hentoff, Oliver Lake, Grover Washington, Jr, Steve Coleman, Sekou Sundiata, Carlos Santana, George Russell, Gary Bartz, Cornel West, Bobby Zankel, Andrew White, Zita Carno, Sonny Fortune, Dennis Sandole, Pharoah Sanders, Miles Davis, Jimmy Stewart, Odean Pope and many others. And of course, Mr. Coltrane himself. (If you don't know all these folks, check it out -- you will be gently guided.) It also has much fabulous poetry written about Coltrane by Michael S. Harper, Sonia Sanchez, Sekou Sundiata, A.B. Spellman, Amiri Baraka, Nathaniel Mackey and others).

Please take a look at this short excerpt, about Trane, MLK and "Alabama":
"Alabama" John Coltrane and Martin Luther King

The series in MP3 format is available here at www.artistowned.com:
https://www.artistowned.com/album_detail.cfm?albumid=53&artistid=159

(For real -- I'm trying to raise some money to do an interview with a 95 year old woman doctor and Holocaust survivor in Warsaw. After decades of refusing to tell her story, she has changed her mind. Your contributions deeply appreciated.)

Please share this around. 

Happy Birthday Mr. Coltrane.
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John Coltrane's birthday is tomorrow.
September 23rd, 1926.
He would have been 88.

We've lowered the price (by half) of "Tell Me How Long Trane's Been Gone" the 5 hour documentary on Trane, narrated by the great poet Michael S. Harper.
(Produced by me, written by the wonderful Larry Abrams.)

The full 5 hour series is now only $15.

Included are interviews with: McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Rashied Ali, Art Davis, Sun Ra, Dizzy Gillespie, John Gilmore, Bob Thiele, Amiri Baraka, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Lewis Porter, Nat Hentoff, Oliver Lake, Grover Washington, Jr, Steve Coleman, Sekou Sundiata, Carlos Santana, George Russell, Gary Bartz, Cornel West, Bobby Zankel, Andrew White, Zita Carno, Sonny Fortune, Dennis Sandole, Jimmy Stewart, Odean Pope and many others. And of course, Mr. Coltrane himself. (If you don't know all these folks, check it out.) It also has much fabulous poetry written about Coltrane.

Please take a look at this short excerpt, about Trane, MLK and "Alabama":
"Alabama" John Coltrane and Martin Luther King

The series in MP3 format is available here at www.artistowned.com:
https://www.artistowned.com/album_detail.cfm?albumid=53&artistid=159

(For real -- I'm trying to raise some money to do an interview with a 95 year old woman doctor and Holocaust survivor in Warsaw. After decades of refusing to tell her story, she has changed her mind. Your contributions deeply appreciated.)

Please share this around. 

Happy Birthday Mr. Coltrane.
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Bruce performs Victor Jara’s “Manifiesto” in Chile - The Official Bruce Springsteen Website

Springsteen continues to be an extraordinary voice for consciousness and social justice.  Here (this past Thursday) he marks the 40th anniversary of the great theater director and singer Victor Jara:

http://brucespringsteen.net/news/2013/bruce-performs-victor-jaras-manifiesto-in-chile
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We all want to live a happy life and have a right to do so, whether through work or spiritual practice. I’m subject to destructive emotions like anger and jealousy the same as you, but we all have potential for good too. However, our existing education system is oriented towards material development; neglecting inner values. Consequently we lack a clear awareness of the inner values that are the basis of a happy life
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Terrific video!
The Folger rocks!

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