Women's Show - HOLLY NEAR - singer, songwriter, activist

11/22/03

Special guests on the Women’s Show – “From a Woman’s Point of View� – this Saturday, November 22nd.Holly Near and Cris Williamson -- two long-time activists for human dignity.The interviews will not focus so much on their past, though they are legends, icons actually, but on their engagement in the world today.We will talk to them about the present -- and I think you will see that their great artistry demonstrates how the present, impossible without the past, sculpts the future.

        Holly Near.A unique combination of entertainer, teacher, and activist.She was born to parents from North Dakota and New York who were political activists, ranchers, and supporters of culture in the rural community of Ukiah, California.Holly moves comfortably in this blend of western sensibility and eastern sophistication.An immense vocal talent, Near’s career as a singer has been profoundly defined y an unwillingness to separate her passion for music from her passion for human dignity and peace. 

Holly and Cris can be heard in concert December 6th at the Palladium in St. Petersburg.They have just released a new CD, “Chris & Holly.�

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