Activist singer-songwriter Joan Baez turns 80 today, and tonight you can join her at a live streaming event celebrating a new stage in her life.
After retiring from live performance in 2019, the musician whose 1975 success, Diamonds and rust, it was written about her former lover, Bob Dylan, has devoted himself to painting full time.
His new solo art exhibit features portraits of “people who make the world a better place.” Mischief makers 2 is a continuation of their first show that featured portraits of people who changed the world through nonviolence, such as Malala Yousafzai, Aung San Suu Kyi, Ram Dass, John Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr., a friend they marched with. arm in arm.
Diamonds and Rust Productions will host the 80th birthday celebration broadcast live tonight, January 9, at 8:30 p.m. with tickets, which cost $ 20 (the day of the show). The event will feature his new portrait show with a live interview with Báez, a virtual tour of the show, and other festivities and “antics” to mark the historic occasion.
His new show’s themes include personal heroes and famous friends from the worlds of politics, literature, music, and more, including Nelson Mandela, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Kamala Harris, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Báez also includes a self-portrait in acrylic, titled “Black is the color. “
“I hope this new collection of portraits inspires you,” says Báez in his artist statement. “Maybe it will encourage you to go out and, in the words of the late Congressman John Lewis, ‘make a big mess.’
During the closings of 2020, he also began playing music from his beautiful kitchen and posting the songs on YouTube. Check out his interpretation of Dylan Forever Young dedicated to all heroes of the 2020 pandemic …
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