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2006-05-24 16:03:35

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez sang "We Shall Overcome" from a tree-top perch in Los Angeles on Wednesday in a bid to save a community garden from demolition. Baez, 65, who gave voice to civil rights and anti-war campaigners in the 1960s, joined Julia "Butterfly" Hill, an anti-logging activist, in taking up residence in the tree in the 14-acre (5.7-hectare) fruit and vegetable garden in gritty south Los Angeles. Baez will take shifts occupying the tree with Hill, who...

2006-05-24 13:57:29

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence on Wednesday in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with demolition. Baez, who gave voice to Vietnam War protesters, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill, whose anti-logging protest in the late 1990s drew widespread attention, said they would occupy the tree in shifts. The 14-acre garden in the middle of gritty south Los Angeles...

2006-05-24 14:26:48

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence on Wednesday in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with demolition. Baez, who gave voice to Vietnam War protesters, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill, whose anti-logging protest in the late 1990s drew widespread attention, said they would occupy the tree in shifts. The 14-acre (5.7-hectare) garden in the middle of gritty south...

2006-05-24 13:44:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez and a woman who once spent two years perched atop a giant California redwood took up residence on Wednesday in a tree in a Los Angeles community garden that is threatened with demolition. Baez, who gave voice to Vietnam War protesters, and Julia "Butterfly" Hill, whose anti-logging protest in the late 1990s drew widespread attention, said they would occupy the tree in shifts. The 14-acre (5.7-hectare) garden in the middle of gritty south...

2005-12-13 05:28:43

By Michael Kahn SAN QUENTIN, California (Reuters) - Some dropped to their knees in prayer, others held candles but many in the crowd of thousands that gathered to protest the execution on Tuesday of Stanley Tookie Williams simply waited silently for the inevitable. The crowd began gathering early on Monday and quickly swelled with people of all ages to mark one of the largest protests in recent memory during an execution at the gates of the prison overlooking San Francisco Bay....

2005-09-23 07:34:50

By Glenn Abel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Don't look back," the baseball sage Satchel Paige advised. "Something might be gaining on you." For Bob Dylan in the 1960s, the hellhounds in the rearview were the crush of celebrity and the weight of ridiculous expectations. Martin Scorsese's "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan" starts off in Ken Burns territory, using a rich and exquisite mix of vintage sounds and images to track Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minn., as he moves to New...

2005-08-21 20:19:18

By Tabassum Zakaria CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Folk singer Joan Baez joined anti-war protesters near U.S. President George W. Bush's ranch on Sunday to meet with military families who want troops pulled out of Iraq. "You know in the first march I went on against the war in Vietnam there were 10 of us," Baez said as she met with a group of women whose sons died in Iraq or were being deployed there. "This is huge," she said. Hundreds of anti-war supporters sat on fold-out chairs...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.