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  • Arts of War on the Web » Jimmy Cliff’s ‘Vietnam’
    rest After more Vietnam chanting Cliff hits us with It was just the next day his mother got a telegram it was addressed from Vietnam Now mistress Brown she lives in the U S A and this is what she wrote and said Don t be alarmed she told me the telegram said but mistress Brown your son is dead Cliff ends the song with the plea Somebody please stop that war now You can see Cliff doing the tune on You Tube Comments Off on Jimmy Cliff s Vietnam Posted on June 1st 2011 in Music Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Billy Bang, 1947-2011
    New York City loft jazz scene in the 70s During those years Bang played briefly with the Sun Ra Arkestra In 1977 he formed the New York String Trio with John Lindberg and James Emery He also played solo gigs and put in time as a bandleader He made more than two dozen albums including Vietnam The Aftermath and Vietnam Reflections 2005 Vietnam The Aftermath changed Mr Bang s life his New York Times obituary quoted Bang s agent Jean Pierre Leduc as saying leading not only to the sequel album and a documentary but also to extensive media coverage and large enthusiastic audiences touched by his story Comments Off on Billy Bang 1947 2011 Posted on April 27th 2011 in Music Obituaries Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Music
    long strange trip that resulted in him dining with Chairman Mao For that to take place Nixon says he had to vault over the bodies of our lost from the Vietnam War Posted on February 8th 2011 in Music Musicals There But For Fortune Phil Ochs Doc Folksinger songwriter Phil Ochs was one of the most important artistic voices in the antiwar movement during the Vietnam War He wrote and performed frequently one of the most famous and strident anti war songs of the era I Ain t Marching Anymore as well as Draft Dodger Rag which pokes fun at those who evaded the draft for specious reasons The former contains the all too true lyric It s always the old to lead us to the wars It s always the young who fall Ochs who took his own life in 1976 is perhaps best known though for his song There But for Fortune which fellow folksinger Joan Baez made popular Phil Ochs There But For Fortune is the title of a new documentary written and directed by Kenneth Bowser that looks at Ochs short life and times The film received good reviews in the few cities where it had theatrical releases earlier this month Melissa Anderson writing in The Village Voice wrote Rich in archival material Kenneth Bowser s documentary traces his subject from handsome skittishly affable troubadour in a turtleneck to a mentally ill ranter puffy from too much drink and irrevocably broken after the Chicago 68 riots Ochs hanged himself in 1976 at age 35 The documentary she concluded is densely researched enough to yield insights not just into its overlooked subject but also into his overly analyzed era Rock critic Stephen Holden writing in The New York Times called it respectful and nonmaudlin Posted on January 13th 2011 in Documentaries Music VN War Music Conference in Wisconsin Mark your calendars for November 18 19 20 Those are the dates for Next Stop Is Vietnam The War on Record 1961 2008 a three day symposium examining the music of the Vietnam War sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison The event is co sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Madison s Integrated Liberal Studies Program the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Wisconsin Public Television and the Monona Terrace and Convention Center It also is part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the Department of Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison The opening event is a presentation beginning at 7 00 p m Thursday November 18 at the Museum titled Distant Drums Sky Pilots and Green Berets The Music of the Vietnam Era The evening s speaker is Hugo Keesing the producer of the massive new 13 disc CD Next Stop is Vietnam On Friday November 19 at noon the Museum will host I Believe I m Gonna Make It A Conversation about Southern Music and the Vietnam War with Charles Hughes a PhD candidate in history at UW Madison and

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  • Arts of War on the Web » New Exhibit of Ted Engelmann’s Photographs in Denver
    high rate of suicides among American soldiers and veterans The exhibit kicks off with a reception from 6 00 9 00 on March 1 On Friday March 15 Engelmann will give a slide presentation abut the project beginning at 7 00 p m It s free and open to the public Comments Off on New Exhibit of Ted Engelmann s Photographs in Denver Posted on February 27th 2013 in Photography Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Attention: Vietnam Vets in the UK
    to take part in the project Each participant will receive a digital image of the final product along with a large print If you re interested send an email to todor nw10photography com or go to www nw10photography com If you do please mention that you read about the project on The VVA Veteran s Arts of War on the web page Comments Off on Attention Vietnam Vets in the UK Posted on October 2nd 2012 in Artistic Queries Photography Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV Series Uncategorized Vietnam War Archives February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Horst Faas,1933-2012
    of a wounded medic aiding others wounded in battle 1967 and of course Nick Ut and his napalm girl Kim Phuc in 1972 Henri died in 1971 in the flames of a helicopter Eddie Adams Henri Huet and Nick Ut wrote our history with perfect singular newsphotos The German born Faas himself received the Pulitzer for his Vietnam War coverage as well as the Overseas Press Club s Robert Capa Award and other honors I don t think anyone stayed longer in Vietnam took more risks or showed greater devotion to his work and his colleagues the late Vietnam War correspondent and author David Halberstam said of Faas I think of him as nothing less than a genius Comments Off on Horst Faas 1933 2012 Posted on May 14th 2012 in Obituaries Photography Comments are closed Contents Unsung Heroes Art Exhibit in Boston Bobbie Ann Mason Receives Kentucky Literary Honor Creative Writing Contest The Jeff Sharlet Memorial Award for Veterans Veterans in Politics radio The Photography of Muhammad Abdus Sabur in NYC New VN War Exhibit Opens at Army Heritage Center in Carlisle Pa New HBO Doc on Richard Holbrooke Jefferson Starship Free Concert in D C Nov 8 American Boys Wins Big Book Honor Eddie Adams Enduring Vietnam War Photos Children of the April Rain Play in D C Nov 10 The Draft New Vietnam War Play Tony Gleaton 1948 2015 Don Oberdorfer 1931 2015 Herbert Schandler 1928 2015 Search for Categories Archives Art Art Exhibits Artistic Queries Arts on the Web Book News Book Talk Comic Books Comments Conferences Dance Documentaries Drama Essays Events Feature Films Fiction Games History Honors and Prizes In the Classroom Journalism Journals Magazines Memorials Museums Music Musicals Obituaries On DVD On Line On Stage On TV Opera Photography Plays Poetry Radio Sculpture TV

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  • Arts of War on the Web » Photography
    Vietnamese national police summarily executing a Viet Cong suspect with a bullet to the head became one of a handful of photographs of the 20th century that many believe changed history When I saw the picture I was not impressed and I m still not impressed Adams who died of Lou Gehrig s Disease at age 71 in 2004 says in the excellent new documentary An Unlikely Weapon The Eddie Adams Story It was just a news picture I still don t understand why it was so important The film is opening at the Starz Theatre in Denver on July 3 followed the next week by a run at the Laemmle s Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills and the Regency South Coast Village in Santa Ana Calif The film will also be in theaters in July in Chicago and Palm Springs and goes nationwide later this summer For a list of openings go to the doc s web site Adams an iconoclast who never failed to speak his mind goes on in the documentary to say how the light was all wrong in the photo and how the composition was not up to his standards While that may have been true that image could not have been more impressive if you measure its impact on the future of the American war in Vietnam The startling photo which won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 1969 brought home the brutality of the war to the American people in a new and disturbing way as former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw puts it in the movie The reaction to the photo also was an important factor in the Johnson administration s decision to put the brakes on the war effort and begin disengaging the United States from the war that Johnson had greatly escalated four years earlier As The New York Times noted in Adams obituary Although there was little doubt that the captive in Adam s photo was indeed a Vietcong infiltrator his seemingly impromptu execution shocked millions around the world when the photograph was first published and it galvanized a growing antiwar sentiment in the United States The photo The Times added reinforced a widespread belief that the South Vietnamese and American military were doing more harm than good in trying to win the war against an indigenous insurgency and the North Vietnamese army that sponsored it That s not how Adams saw it however Two people s lives were destroyed that day he tells cinematographer Isaac Hagy s camera in the documentary the VC suspect that is along with General Loan because he was all but branded a war criminal by the court of public opinion for the rest of his days Eddie Adams was never proud of the picture his son August says in the documentary It haunted him for the rest of his life Not that Eddie Adams stayed home and brooded about the picture He regretted the firestorm of vitriol that came down on Gen Loan who Adams said told him afterward that he killed the man because the VC killed many of my men and your people Eddie Adams who was a Marine combat photographer in the Korean War went on to become one of the world s top photojournalists He specialized in two very different things portraits of the rich and famous and on the spot combat photographs During his 45 year career as the film produced and directed by Susan Morgan Cooper co produced by Cindy Lou Adkins and edited by Hagy shows Adams covered thirteen wars and won hundreds of photojournalism awards while working for AP Time and Parade Adams also set up a state of the art photography studio in New York City where he did his celebrity portraits He shot covers for Life Time Penthouse and Parade including brilliant images of Arnold Schwarzenegger Clint Eastwood Mother Teresa Pope John Paul Bette Davis Anwar Sadat and Louis Armstrong In 1977 Adams was so moved by the plight of the thousands of Vietnamese who were fleeing their country by boat that he managed to get on board an overcrowded thirty foot vessel bringing with him bags of rice and a large supply of gasoline He stayed on board taking a series of evocative photos many of them of children Those images were instrumental in Congress passing legislation allowing those boat people into the United States It was the only good thing I did in my life Adams says in his singularly blunt way but I m not a good guy The filmmakers made effective use of extensive interviews with Adams many of his images footage from the Vietnam War and comments from his colleagues many of who were Vietnam War photographers or correspondents That list includes big network broadcasters Tom Brokaw Morley Safer the late Peter Jennings and Bob Schieffer photojournalists David Hume Kennerly Nick Ut and Gordon Parks former Vietnam War newspaper correspondents Peter Arnett George Esper and Bill Eppridge as well as Walter Anderson the Vietnam veteran and former editor of Parade magazine Nick Ut offers his thoughts on Adams work as well as on the Vietnam War picture that Ut took that also became an iconic image of the war the June 8 1972 photograph of a young naked Vietnamese girl fleeing her napalmed village The girl in the picture Kim Phuc also offers her thoughts on the impact of the famed photos of the war The documentary narrated by the actor Keifer Sutherland lives up to its title providing a full picture of Eddie Adams life and work That includes the annual four day free workshops he began in 1988 in upstate New York for aspiring photojournalists The film offers more though a look at the life and work of photographers in general who covered the Vietnam War Posted on June 26th 2009 in Documentaries Photography Francois Sully s VN War photos on line You can look at a large array of the Vietnam War

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    Bradley Kasal Phelps a Vietnam veteran who received the VVA Excellence in the Arts Award at the 2009 National Convention spent four four years working on the life sized monument which he completed on November 1 His son Marine Corps Lance Corporal Chance Phelps was killed at age 19 in Iraq the same year the photograph was taken The acclaimed HBO film Taking Chance is based on the journey that Marine Lt Col Mike Strobl underwent after he volunteered to escort Chance Phelps s body from Dover Air Force Base to Phelps hometown in Wyoming Strobl s journal of that journey is the heart of the film Marines John Phelps said after he finished the sculpture understand that the monument is honoring the sacrifice of all Marines especially the wounded The sculptures were presented to the Marine Corps from the organization Hope for the Warriors a nonprofit that works in various ways to help post September 11th service members and their families including those who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty I am honored to work with Hope For The Warriors in creating this monument Phelps said I express myself through my art and this monument is a labor of love for me Love for not just my son but for my growing Marine Corps family Sculptor John Phelps at left with the statue Standing next to Phelps is Chris Marquez the Marine on the left in the statue Lucian Read photo taken in Fallujah of USMC Lance Corporal Chris Marquez 1st Sgt Bradley Kasal and Lance Corporal Dane Shaffer Posted on November 12th 2014 in Art Memorials Sculpture Connelly s City of Bones Audio Michael Connelly s Harry Bosch detective novel City of Bones published in hardcover in 2002 is now available on audio Hachette 9 CDs 11 hours 25 This was Connelly s seventh sterling detective novel featuring former Vietnam War tunnel rat Bosch a brooding brilliant LAPD homicide investigator This time Bosch will not rest until he discovers the killer of a 13 year old boy whose bones turn up in a shallow grave in the Hollywood Hills As usual Bosch gets into serious trouble with his uptight superiors has a troubled love affair and fights through dark emotional times before he solves the case The plot hums rapidly and the dialogue and characters ring true in this top notch satisfying novel The reading is done by Peter J Fernandez in what the Publishers Weekly review calls a convincing performance Posted on November 3rd 2014 in Book News Fiction Big Veterans Day Concert on the Mall in D C HBO has been a long time supporter of America s veterans The giant pay cable network continues that admirable endeavor with its sponsorship of what promises to be a memorable live concert on Veterans Day November 11 The Concert For Valor includes performances by Bruce Springsteen who has been an important supporter of Vietnam Veterans of America Rihanna Metallica Carrie Underwood Zac Brown

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