At Occupy Wall Street, the beat goes on -- with Crosby and Nash
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When it comes to Occupy Wall Street and the music scene, Pete Seeger may have helped get the ball rolling. Tuesday’s featured celebrities at Occupy Wall Street will be David Crosby and Graham Nash.
The two are scheduled to perform a concert at New York’s Zuccotti Park, where anti-greed protesters have been camped since mid-September.
According to the Occupy Wall Street website, Crosby, who visited the park a few days ago, and his longtime collaborator Nash -- as in Crosby, Stills and Nash -- will turn up around 3 p.m. and perform an acoustic set.
The New York activists have had support from many celebrities over the last weeks, including Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and Penn Badgley -- as well as Roseanne Barr and Michael Moore, both of whom gave speeches in the park.
And a few weeks ago Pete Seeger, the 92-year-old folk legend, marched down Broadway with about 1,000 protesters and then led them in a singalong, shouting verse after verse of old protest songs.
-- Geraldine Baum