lifeblood: listlogs: 2008-069


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date:    mon, 15 sep 2008 10:18:37 +1000
from:    sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>
subject: spartanburg herald-journal article

hi folks,

here's the text of the spartanburg herald-journal article that susan
mentioned.  you can find it online at
http://www.goupstate.com/article/20080912/news/809120342/1083/news&title=indigo_girls_interweave_music__altruism.

cheers,
sherlyn

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indigo girls interweave music, altruism

by gary glancy
gary.glancy@shj.com

published: friday, september 12, 2008 at 3:15 a.m.

amy ray of the indigo girls knew at an early age that her music held a
greater purpose.

"i found that music was sort of about humanity for me," ray said, "a way to
describe the human condition and to bring the walls down."

before their concert at spartanburg memorial auditorium on thursday, ray
and bandmate emily saliers made a stop at converse college to take part in
a forum for students and faculty on music and social activism.

other panel members included kiya heartwood and miriam davidson of the
kentucky-based band wishing chair; local unitarian universalist minister
and musician meg barnhouse; and professor anne lipe and chairwoman
elizabeth york of the music therapy department.

the forum was initiated by junior music therapy major gwen stembridge, who
had family connections with the indigo girls in georgia.

"the idea for an event like this has been rolling around in my head for
about two years now, since i got to converse," stembridge said of somehow
intertwining music and philanthropy.

"it's all too easy to see these two passions as separate, but what i've
come to realize is how much they relate to each other."

the indigo girls agreed.

ray said music has always been an anchor tied to her values and the need to
make a difference in the world.

"for me, i've never been able to separate them," ray said. "as we became
the indigo girls and moved through our lives and became involved in
activism, our music has grown only because our activism has grown, and
vice-versa."

saliers said the women's main focus has been on a group they helped start
called honor the earth. she called music "a tremendously galvanizing
power."

"we use music as the bridge to bring people together," saliers said.

music therapy students mary elizabeth hendricks and elly macphail were all
smiles as they filed in to see the indigo girls.

"it's incredible," hendricks said. "we always get classical (music) people
to come in, but now we have some famous singers."

ray called her chemistry with saliers and the work they've produced "a
mystery."

"we don't really know what goes on, we just know it's happening, and so we
keep doing it," she said.

this story appeared in print on page c1

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date:    sun, 14 sep 2008 20:35:59 -0400
from:    anna creech <eclecticlibrarian@gmail.com>
subject: re: spartanburg herald-journal article

awesome sauce! if y'all haven't heard wishing chair (who are actually now
based in spartanburg, not kentucky), you should. admittedly, i'm a bit
biased, but i think they rock.

on sun, sep 14, 2008 at 8:18 pm, sherlyn koo <sherlyn@pixelopolis.com>wrote:
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> other panel members included kiya heartwood and miriam davidson of the
> kentucky-based band wishing chair; local unitarian universalist minister
> and musician meg barnhouse; and professor anne lipe and chairwoman
> elizabeth york of the music therapy department.

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