A group of students at New York's 'Fame' performing arts academy are threatening to boycott a gala honouring veteran musician Peter Yarrow because of his sex conviction.
The Peter, Paul and Mary star pleaded guilty to "taking indecent liberties" with a 14-year-old girl in 1970 and was jailed for three months, but he has since apologised for the incident and was even pardoned by U.S. President Jimmy Carter in 1981.
The Puff, The Magic Dragon hitmaker is set to be honoured by the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts next month (May14), but news of the planned gala has outraged students.
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Peter, Paul And Mary star Peter YARROW is staging a benefit concert in New York in a bid to help find a bone marrow match for an ailing four-year-old boy.
Little Ezra Fineman, who suffers from genetic disorder Hyper IgM syndrome, has been struggling to find a suitable donor so the folk veteran has offered his services to play a fundraising show at which fans can get swabbed and register as bone marrow donors.
Fineman's mum, Robin, says, "It benefits Ezra, but it also benefits any patient looking for a match."
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Peter, Paul And Mary star Peter YARROW showed his support for the Hurricane Sandy relief effort on Tuesday (27Nov12) by performing at a community meeting in New York.
Volunteers from the newly-renamed Occupy Sandy group, which has set up camp across America's East Coast to provide basic needs and hot meals for the victims of last month's (Oct12) superstorm, gathered at the St. Jacobi Lutheran Church in Brooklyn for an update on the non-profit organisation's progress and Yarrow was among those in attendance.
The folk veteran had accompanied his activist daughter Bethany to the meeting and they decided to treat the aid volunteers to a little musical relief at the end of the discussion, with Yarrow performing on his guitar.
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Peter Yarrow and his wife Marybeth McCarthy - Peter Yarrow and his wife Marybeth McCarthy Philadelphia, USA - The Free Library Festival is an annual 2 day celebration of books, music, people, and ideas, hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia at the Parkway Central Library Saturday 18th April 2009
Lerner's film is a no-frills document of Dylan in full performance, chronicling a tale of an artist growing up and away from his folk base, leaving the idealistic folkies in the dust. It also charts an odyssey from songs of innocence to songs of experience.
Peter Yarrow Sunday 12th August 2007 formerly of the folk group "Peter Paul and Mary" signs copies of his new book "Puff The Magic Dragon". Yarrow performed the song for an audience of children and signed copies of the book afterwards. The book takes its words from the Lyrics of the song Washington, DC, USA
Folk rocker and peace activist Peter Yarrow has pleaded with the Vietnamese to forgive America for the Vietnam War in Ho Chi Minh City.
The PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON singer, 66, performed at a charity concert to raise money for VIETNAM ASSOCIATION OF VICTIMS OF AGENT ORANGE last week (ends01APR05).
Agent Orange, a defoliant sprayed by US planes during the 1960s-1970s war, has led to thousands of people suffering from diseases and children being born with birth defects.
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American rocker Peter Yarrow is set to be reunited with his long-lost guitar after three years, after a fan spotted it for sale on EBAY.COM
The PETER, PAUL AND MARY singer lost his handmade LARRIVEE acoustic guitar on a flight from Washington DC to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in December 2000.
After the band's fans recognised the instrument up for sale on eBay, they notified the PUFF, THE MAGIC DRAGON star and contacted the FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) to bring in law enforcement.
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PETER, PAUL AND MARY star Mary Travers has been diagnosed with leukaemia and is undergoing chemotherapy.
The 67-year-old folk legend is expected to fully recover from her illness and plans to join bandmates Peter Yarrow and NOEL PAUL STOOKEY for a spring (05) tour.
Travers' publicist KEN SUNSHINE says, "Mary looks forward to touring again with the trio soon, and is grateful for the well wishes that have come to her from all over the world."08/12/2004 09:22
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