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Swing Left Party on March 4th at 4pm in Los Angeles

To Friends Appalled by the Trump Presidency I’m hosting a Swing Left organizing event on Saturday, March 04, 2017 at 4:00 PM at my home in Los Angeles. Have you heard about Swing Left? Swing Left is an online network that helps people find their closest Swing District (Congressional districts[…]

Los Angeles Corral of Westerners

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Almansor Court – 700 S. Almansor, Alhambra, CA.
Social Hour: 5:00 PM 
Dinner: 6:00 PM Our Speaker: Darryl Holter 
His Subject: This Land is Your Land: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles, 1937-1941 Woody Guthrie was, and still is, one of the most beloved of all American singers and songwriters. Guthrie’s very productive years in Los Angeles[…]

Darryl Holter 2020 Vision: A New Song for a New Year

2020 Vision: A New Song for a New Year A new song by Darryl Holter: Among Democrats there is a lot of scrambling around to see what to do next.  I think the most important thing to do is to prepare working class voters who voted for Trump to understand[…]

Darryl Holter Reviews The Book 26 Songs in 30 Days

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Darryl Holter Reviews 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest. for Woody Guthrie Annual The Woody Guthrie Annual is an open-access peer-reviewed journal containing the most up-to-date scholarship on Woody Guthrie, his work and his cultural and political[…]

Julia Holter Premieres New Film Soundtrack

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Julia Holter Premieres New Film Soundtrack, LA Times Review by Randall Roberts, LA Times Nov 10 2016 Over the last five years the Los Angeles composer and avant-pop singer Julia Holter has moved from issuing vinyl-only compositions based on ancient Greek plays and musique concrete-inspired mixtapes to becoming an interdisciplinary[…]

Remembering Tom Hayden

I was saddened to learn this morning about the death of Tom Hayden.  I read a lot of his writings in the late 60s and early 70s, especially the very important political document of the times, The Port Huron Statement.  I talked to Tom once in an airport when he[…]

Unconfined by Expectation

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Los Angeles Central Library review on LA Review of Books by Darryl Holter Darryl Holter is a historian, entrepreneur, musician, and owner of an independent bookstore. He has taught history at the University of Wisconsin and UCLA and is an adjunct professor at USC. LOS ANGELES BOOMED in the early[…]

Woody Guthrie Tulsa International Airport

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Look who’ll be at both baggage claim areas to greet you the next time you fly to Tulsa International Airport! TULSA, Okla. — It took Woody Guthrie’s hometown of Okemah more than 30 years after his death to finally celebrate his life and work with an annual music festival, and[…]