Madison’s Progressive Magazine Celebrates 100 Years With A Star-Studded Event!

Progressive

In 1909, Sen. Robert LaFollette Sr. founded The Progressive with the intent to create “a magazine of progress—social, intellectual, institutional” and to “[win] back for the people the complete power over government—national, state, and municipal—which has been lost to them.”

100 years later, this award-winning monthly magazine based in your very own hometown is still going strong, as it remains among the finest liberal publications in the nation.

To celebrate The Progressive‘s historic anniversary, True Endeavors is proud to present a star-studded concert event. On April 30th, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Melissa Ferrick, Hamell on Trial, Catie Curtis and Peter Mulvey will all take to the stage at the Orpheum Theatre for a night of unforgettable performances!

Tickets are available in three tiers:

General admission tickets are $50, and Premium tickets are $100. Those who purchase Premiums will be allowed early entry to the event and receive a limited edition silk screened concert poster as well as a year’s subscription to The Progressive. Additionally, 20 tickets are being held for those interested in participating in the event’s ticket auction. Auction winners will receive the Premium package as well as the opportunity to participate in a post-show meet and greet with the performing artists.

Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here.

Auction to hang with the artists! Get yours here.

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Uninsured musicians in peril — Silos’ member died of treatable illness

Memorial concert to raise money and awareness about important issue.

Drew Glackin memorial concert Thursday, June 5 at High Noon.
Drew Glackin, 1963-2008

Drew Glackin was a helluva guy. An amazing musician and a friend to all he met, Drew was a member of alt-country legends The Silos, playing bass and pedal steel. He also recorded or toured with Tandy, Gingersol, Susan Tedeschi, The Hold Steady and Chris Mills, among others.

His death this past January just days after a sudden heart attack at the age of 42 is a damning indictment of our failed health care system. Like so many musicians, Drew did not have health insurance. Though bandmates, friends and family noticed he didn’t look well and even suggested he see a doctor, Drew avoided doing so, presumably for fear of what he’d find out.

Had he done so, the doctors would no doubt have diagnosed the thyroid condition that led to his untimely death, a death that left a huge hole in the hearts of his friends and family.

Something like 45 million Americans lack health insurance. The system is in crisis, and the issue is among the top concerns on the minds of the voting public heading into the fall elections.

We may not end up with the single-payer national health insurance system common in other industrialized countries, but major reform of some sort is likely if Obama wins in November.

Meanwhile, if you are an uninsured working musician, there’s help out there for you. Go to the Future of Music Coalition’s website to learn about their HINT program, Health Insurance Navigation Tool.

And come see The Silos perform live at High Noon Saloon on Thursday, June 5, early 6:30 start time, with special guests Weinland, a great band from Oregon.

We can raise a glass in tribute to Drew and raise some awareness…and money for a good cause.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the HINT program, in the hopes that the sad loss of our friend Drew will help others get the insurance they need.

Tickets are $15 and available online at www.trueendeavors.com or www.high-noon.com.

-Tag Evers

For more information about The Silos, go to: http://www.myspace.com/thesilos

For more information about Weinland, go to: http://www.myspace.com/johnweinland

Brought to you by Muzzle of Bees and True Endeavors.