News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Bash

March 21, 2013

‘Labor Songs’ show at ISU to reflect history, influence of union movement here

TERRE HAUTE — A collaboration between Indiana State University’s music school and history department will culminate in “A Sing-Along of Classic Labor Songs,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

During the event, instrumentalists, singers and historians will pay tribute to the labor strife of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when Terre Haute stood at the center of the national labor movement.

Banjo players and guitarists will accompany vocalists as they sing “Dump the Bosses off Your Back,” “Paddy Works on the Railway,” “The Farmer is the Man,” “John Henry” and “Bread and Roses.”

Between songs, Indiana State faculty members — voice professor Peggy Balensuela and labor historian Lisa Phillips — will provide background about the music and major strikes of the era, with contextual images provided by Wabash Valley Visions and Voices.

The event is free and open to the public, hosted by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 725 at the Labor Temple, 31 S. 13th St.

The event is part of the ISU community semester series “Our Town,” which showcases the College of Arts and Sciences and encourages faculty and students to share what they are learning to the community.

A complete list and description of the community semester’s events is available at www.indstate.edu/cas/communitysemester.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Bash
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Man Fatally Shot During Police Standoff Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Raw: Tesla Delivers First China Cars Raw: Royal Couple Tours Uluru in Australia Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Raw: Sinkhole Swallows Part of Fla. Yard Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named Hong Kong Residents Help Create Green Roofs Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down Rise of the Milkbots TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon Teen hitchhikes in wheel well of flight from California to Hawaii Lindsay Lohan's Jaw-Dropping Secret President Sends Message To Boston And Marathon Runners LA Pastor Attracts Churchgoers with Pot Lauren Stoner Shows Off Her Incredible Bikini Body
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity