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Friday, Jan. 31: Judy Collins

Pantages Theater

JUDY COLLINS: She has stood the test of time more ably than many of her contemporaries. Press photo

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The life and career of folk singer Judy Collins is almost too storied to get into without resorting to bullet points: her rise through the ranks of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early '60s; her discovering of Leonard Cohen (which led to her making the first recordings of the man's songs, back when he was too timid to perform them himself); her political activism, which included testifying in the infamous Chicago Seven trial, during which she participated in the open heckling of Judge Hoffman by singing "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" from the stand; her transition from exclusively performing cover songs to becoming a respected songwriter in her own right - and this just amounts to roughly the first decade of her career as a musician.

Read Rev. Adam Mckinney interview with Judy Collins in the Music & Culture section.

JUDY COLLINS, w/ the Passenger String Quartet, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma, $28-$64, 253.591.5890

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