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Folk Singer Pete Seeger Dies at 94

Pete Seeger

Singer/songwriter and political activist Pete Seeger died of natural causes Monday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Associated Press reports. He was 94 and had been in the hospital for six days at the time of his death, according to family members.

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I heard recently on the radio ...

Question: I heard recently on the radio that folk-music promoter Harold Leventhal had passed away, and as the announcer described his life and career, I got to thinking about one of my all-time favorite movies, A Mighty Wind. To what extent, if any, is the dead folk-music promoter in the film based on Mr. Leventhal? The similarities seemed apparent to me.Answer: And to others, believe me. Harold Leventhal is widely but unofficially acknowledged as the inspiration for A Mighty Wind's (2003) Irv Steinbloom; Levanthal's clients were a who's who of celebrated folk singers, including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, read more

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