The Songs & Words of Hope and Freedom

Award-winning singer-songwriter Holly Near and veteran actor Mike Farrell celebrate the inspirational history of social change in an intimate performance benefiting Antioch University S.B.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $75

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Classical


Ms. Near, whose career dates to the late 1960s, has released 30 recordings and performed with such iconic figures as Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Joan Baez. Her work for social change has won her awards from many organizations, including the ACLU and NOW. She was named Woman of the Year by Ms. Magazine, and in 2005 was included among “1,000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize."

Perhaps best known as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the long-running TV hit M*A*S*H, Mr. Farrell also starred in the television series Providence and has made numerous appearances on such shows as Desperate Housewives and Law & Order: SVU. An activist for many social and political causes, he has long been involved with Human Rights Watch, Death Penalty Focus, and PETA, which named its humanitarian award after him. Traveling to Central America, he helped refugees from the civil war in El Salvador.

For additional information or to obtain tickets, contact Robin Elander at (805) 962-8179, x-5171, or Information is also available at

Phone: 805-962-8179

Event posted Oct. 29, 2012
Last updated Oct. 29, 2012


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