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News Wed Sep 19 2007

Peace Fest Coming to Chicago?




An occasional browse of the musicians' section on the Chicago Craigslist can sometimes prove to be a useful endeavor.

Yesterday, for example, one post called for volunteers to perform at an after party of a Chicago version of the Power to the Peaceful Festival, a San Francisco-based all-purpose peacenik music festival that just completed its 9th run a couple of weeks ago in Golden Gate Park.

The what??? If there is such a festival, they forgot to tell anyone, because other than an afterthought-looking MySpace page, little information exists for this event on the web, organizers could not be reached for comment (yet), and the supposed venues haven't publicized anything.

But, if this does happen, it could be interesting, and would theoretically include a variety of musical acts, activists and a screening of the seldom-seen documentary “I am Not Alone,” directed by musician Michael Franti. Franti went to Iraq, the Palestinian Occupied Territories and other war-torn regions to “explore the human cost of war with a group of friends, some video cameras and a guitar.” (Of course, that’s the first thing most people think of doing in their free time.)

In fact, the whole festival would be organized around a Franti concert that is indeed happening at the Vic September 29 and 30. So we’ll keep making phone calls and googling to see what’s up, and if the answer is nothing, then we’ll stick to the free stuff section, where there are apparently some awesome oak trees on offer.

 
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