History lesson, youngsters: Before Bob Segers Old Time Rock ´n Roll, before rock existed there was Pete Seeger, folk icon, and American rebel. Incidentally, Pete isnt related to Bob -- unless you count the elder Seegers seminal influence on subsequent generations of folksters and singer/songwriters (which you should).
Seeger has played with Woody Guthrie, been labeled a commie, written such classics as If I Had a Hammer and Turn Turn Turn, and stumped all his life for progressive causes. Clearly, a documentary is in order. Luckily, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is showing at two SoFla theaters. On Saturday catch it at either Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale) or Lake Worth Playhouse (713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth). Tickets are $5-8. Call Cinema Paradiso at 954-525-3456, or visit www.fliff.com. Jingle the Lake Worth Playhouse at 561-586-6410, or visit www.lakeworthplayhouse.org.
Dec. 28-Jan. 3, 2007