December 14, 2012
are a couple photos of Peter attending the screening of
Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" at the
Ziegfield Theater in New York City on Tuesday evening.
The right photo shows Peter with actor Richard Belzer.
Peter will be attending the "Bring Leonard
Peltier Home" Concert at the NYC's Beacon
Theatre. Hosted by Harry Belafonte and Pete Seeger,
the concert will feature performances by Jackson
Browne, Bruce Cockburn, Jennifer Kreisberg, Bill
Miller, Margo Thunderbird. Besides, Peter, guest
speakers will include Author Peter Matthiesson,
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, and Former Amnesty
International President Jack Healey. Leonard Peltier
is a Native American activist imprisoned since the
mid Seventies for his involvement with controversial
incidents at Wounded Knee and Oglala, South Dakota,
including the shooting deaths of two FBI agents. If
you click on the photo below, it'll take you to
Peter's interview yesterday with Democracy Now!
November 18, 2012
DUST BOWL, narrated by Peter, will be shown
in a two-part program airing tonight and tomorrow night.
Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the worst
man-made ecological disaster in American history. The
four-hour documentary chronicles this critical moment in
American history in all its complexities and profound
human drama. It is part oral history, using compelling
interviews of 26 survivors of those hard times - what
will probably be the last recorded testimony of the
generation that lived through the Dust Bowl. Filled with
seldom seen movie footage, previously unpublished
photographs, the songs of Woody Guthrie, and the
observations of two remarkable women who left behind
eloquent written accounts, the film is also a historical
accounting of what happened and why during the 1930s on
the southern Plains.
October 30, 2012
an article by Coyote presently online at Salon.com
called "The Progressive Case for Obama" - Drones,
the drug war and income inequality are important. But a
vote against Obama only makes other issues worse".
Check it out!
September 6, 2012
new link has been created in the "Archives" section for
Coyote's friends, Don and Trace Yeoman. Don is
one of the great living totem-pole carvers and his wife
is a painter. Their son Kyran, who hopes to follow in
his father's footsteps, has made a beautiful 20-minute
video. They are Haida Native people from Canada and one
of Don's creations is a 40-foot totem pole on display at
Vancouver Airport terminal. You can watch the video
at this link.
mid-November, PBS is planning to air the latest Ken
Burns mini-series, "The Dust Bowl". This
2-episode production is already announced for release on
DVD and Blu-ray Disc, with a street date of November
20th...the day after the show finishes airing! Peter,
Patricia Clarkson, Kevin Conway, Amy Madigan, and
Carolyn McCormick lend their presence to this
documentary, which runs approximately 160 minutes long.
a personal note, Coyote will be laying low for the next
six months as he undergoes a rigorous medical treatment
for Hepatitis C. We wish him well and hope he'll return
to good health soon.
August 9, 2012
July edition of Vanity Fair included Peter in an
article called, "Suddenly That Summer."
Journalist Sheila Weller writes, "It was billed as 'the
Summer of Love,' a blast of glamour, ecstasy, and
Utopianism that drew some 75,000 young people to the San
Francisco streets in 1967. Who were the true movers
behind the Haight-Ashbury happening that turned America
on to a whole new age?" Most fans know that Coyote took
on a major role in that San Francisco scene if they've
read his biography, "Sleeping
Where I Fall". You can read his comments about the
Diggers at the
Vanity Fair link. Here's an old photo from those
public TV station KQED serves as the premiere Bay
Area showcase for independent film featuring a new
season of its documentary series, "Truly CA: Our State,
Our Stories". On November 18th, it will present "Stage
Left, A Story of Theater in San Francisco". The
90-minute film by Austin Forbord begins with the
founding of The San Francisco Actor’s Workshop in 1952
and extends through 2010. Inspired by a Western history
of risk taking and exploration, a climate of political
and social activism, a particular multicultural mix, and
a geography that is seismically unstable, San Francisco
theater artists have focused on pushing the boundaries
of the form. Peter is among the artists interviewed.
July 6, 2012
has agreed to narrate a documentary about a cycling
expedition, dubbed "The Roadmelt". Six bicyclists
will travel 500 miles to Yosemite National Park. Led by
Jacob Goff, co-founder of California conservation
organization Snowmelt, the group will ride under its own
power this month in an effort to raise water
conservation awareness before meeting with Muir's March,
a movement to restore the Hetch Hetchy Valley. "Our idea
is to do our own march on bicyles to show the landscape
of California and show how much we are dependent on
water," Goff said. Founded in 2010 with the aim of
turning adventure into conservation, The Snowmelt
modeled its philosophy on the ideas of John Muir,
founder of the Sierra Club.
June 12, 2012
the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival" is
a new documentary exploring the rich history of Club 47,
the iconic Cambridge folk music mecca from 1958 to 1968.
Narrated by Peter, it incorporates old photos, rare
footage of audio and video recordings, and personal
accounts, as it explores the influence the club had on
folk musicians from the 1960s folk revival. Featured are
interviews with Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, Tom
Rush, Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie
Washington, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan and many more. The
film features previously unreleased audio recordings and
photographs of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Eric Von
Schmidt and new performances from Club 47 stars, as well
as by today's emerging folk performers. The photos below
were taken by John Bonner.