09.27.11 The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition DVD featuring Ben Harper out Oct. 24

by kevin

The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition DVD featuring Ben Harper out Oct. 24

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Here's the track listing for the Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition (3 DVD set and a 2 CD set).

The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition DVD:
Disc 1:
Bruce Springsteen "Born In The USA"
Patti Smith "People Have The Power"
Pearl Jam "Better Man"
David Bowie "Heroes"
Ben Harper "There Will Be A Light"
Bob Dylan "Girl From The North Country"
R.E.M. "Country Feedback"
Emmylou Harris & Buddy Miller "Love Hurts"
Fleet Foxes "Blue Ridge Mountains"
Devendra Banhart "At The Hop"
Bonnie Raitt "The Road Is My Middle Name"
Billy Idol "Rebel Yell"

Disc 2:
Brian Wilson "Surfin' USA"
Gillian Welch "The Way It Will Be"
The Pretenders "Sense Of Purpose"
James Taylor "Fire and Rain"
Simon and Garfunkel "America"
Tom Petty "Shadow Of A Doubt"
Dave Matthews "Too Much"
Neil Young "Crime In The City"
Tom Waits "16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six"
Elton John & Leon Russell "A Dream Come True"
Paul McCartney "Get Back"
Metallica "Disposable Heroes"
The Who "Won't Get Fooled Again"

Disc 3:
Bridge School Documentaries: more»

09.21.11 Documentary film 'White Wash' narrated by Ben Harper opens in New York 9/22

by kevin

Documentary film 'White Wash' narrated by Ben Harper opens in New York 9/22

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/action/story/2011-09-21/white-wash-surfin...

New film explores history of black surfing

Opening tomorrow in New York, the documentary film White Wash explores the history of black surfing in America, painting a contrast to the global sport that is dominated by white males.

The film canvasses the timeline of surfing as witnessed by Captain Cook in Hawaii to Olympic swimmer and Hawaiian surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku's advocacy in the 1920s to its current competitive landscape with few black participants. "White Wash" positions surfing as a sport and lifestyle that reflects modern racial complexity.

Drawing on expertise from scholars, writers, pro surfers and community leaders, the film connects the African slave trade, race riots in the 1960s, segregation at America's beaches and the stereotype that blacks are not strong swimmers, let alone surfers.

"White Wash tackles the absurd notion that African Americans have some genetic aversion to water sports and reveals something far more interesting about the effects of social engineering in America," said surfer and X Games TV personality Sal Masekela. more»

09.12.11 Ben Harper playing special fundraising concert Sept. 19th at The Mint

by kevin

http://www.examiner.com/music-in-los-angeles/ben-harper-playing-special-...

Adrian Garro
, Chatsworth Music Examiner
September 12, 2011

The Mint in Los Angeles just announced a special fundraising concert featuring folk/soul songwriter Ben Harper.

Set for Monday, September 19th, the show will be a fundraiser for Babette Ho Cancer Relief. Proceeds from the ticket sales for this special show go to Mrs. Ho and her efforts to battle cancer.

Tickets for this special event are $75 and will go onsale tomorrow.

This will be a special show for Ben harper fans, as he rarely performs in such a small venue as The Mint. View more information about the venue here.

http://www.themintla.com/