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Odetta dies

Odetta - gee hue/Flickr

Photo: Odetta. gee hue/Flickr

The Voice of the Civil Rights Era, Odetta Gordonwill not get the chance to perform at President-elect Barack Obama’s Inauguration as she and others had hoped. The Birmingham, AL born singer/songwriter passed away last night at the age of 77, a result of heart disease according to her agent and numerous reports, including this one at nytimes.com (subscription may be required). They also have an extended Last Word interview with the folk music icon currently available on their website.

We remember

I do not normally redirect readers from here over to Dre’s Ramblings (my personal blog – currently being rebuilt as a self-hosted version) but I feel that on this 7th anniversary of 9/11 there is nothing that I can write currently that expresses how I feel better than this piece I wrote 2 years ago.

Staten Island 9/11 Memorial - acnatta/Flickr

Staten Island 9/11 Memorial. acnatta/Flickr.

Just remember to take a moment…