Culture Connect Featured Event
Holly Near in Concert with 'emma's revolution.'
Tickets $ 25.00. Phone 860-233-9897 for tickets and information.
Holly Near was last in Hartford in 2007; her show at the Unitarian Meeting House sold out early.
Holly Near has been recognized many times for her work for social change, including honors from the ACLU, the National Organization for Women, and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; she was named Ms. Magazine Woman of the Year and received the Legends of Women’s Music Award. During her travels in the Pacific with the Free the Army show, Holly became a globally conscious feminist, linking international feminism and anti-war activism. She was an active participant and coalition builder in what she calls the “heady days” of 70s activism, when so many movements were gestating .
Another significant arena of Holly’s activism is the LGBTQ community. Her interest was both personal and political. She was one of the first celebrities to discuss her sexual orientation during a pioneering 1976 interview with People magazine. A staunch advocate for LGBTQ rights, Holly is comfortable with her own sexuality and has a clear understanding of the fluidity of sexual orientation.
For more information about Holly Near, go to Hollynear.com .