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Woody & Marjorie: Hard Traveling

On Labor Day weekend 2015, the Omni William Penn hotel in Pittsburgh presents a celebration of Woody Guthrie’s songs and stories to honor Southwestern Pennsylvania workers past and present. ‘Woody & Marjorie: Hard Traveling’, combines live music and readings centered around the lives of Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie Mazia.Woody Guthrie was an iconic musician of the 1930s and 40s. Marjorie Mazia danced with the Martha Graham Company in the 1940s. Guthrie and Mazia had a passionate relationship marked by creativity and true devotion, despite his restless wanderings and the losses and struggles they faced together. The show pays tribute to the uniqueness and continued relevance of his work in helping us find the individual and collective stories that connect more than divide us.
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‘Woody & Marjorie: Hard Traveling’ is presented in partnership with Advanced Labor & Cultural Studies as part of a special Omni Labor Day package that includes Saturday dinner or Sunday brunch in the hotel’s Terrace Room. Recommended for ages 16 and up. For more information about the show please call 412-353-3756. For event information and reservations, please contact the Omni William Penn at 412-553-5235.
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One response to “Woody & Marjorie: Hard Traveling

  1. David Abramoff Ph.D. June 21, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    What’s old is new. Looks like we need Woody more than ever.

    http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2015/06/21/Advocates-push-back-against-wage-limits-under-disability/stories/201506210106

    http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2015/06/21/Len-Boselovic-s-Heard-off-the-Street-Critics-question-proposed-rules-for-cutting-pensions/stories/201506210099

    ‘… June 3 proposal that called for major concessions, including defining the normal work day as 12 hours.’ http://www.post-gazette.com/business/career-workplace/2015/06/21/Three-United-Steelworkers-contracts-set-to-expire/stories/201506190085

    The eight-hour day was established in 1886 through actions by the Knights of Labor and reinforced in the 1930s and 1950s for most Americans.

    What would Woody have to say about these individual and collective stories? More important, inspired by his example, what do we as individuals and a society say about them now? — DA

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