Today in 1958: The D.C. Court of Appeals reverses playwright Arthur Miller’s conviction for contempt of Congress following a two-year legal battle.
He had been charged for refusing to tell the House Un-American Activities Committee the names of alleged Communist writers with whom he attended five or six meetings in New York in 1947.
It’s Today’s Action Calendar!
Tonight, Tennessee-based storyteller and writer Jim Pfitzer and his one-man play tells the story of Aldo Leopold. This free event is tonight from 6 to 7pm. There will be a potluck at 5 – bring a dish to pass. This is at the Leopold Center, E13701 Levee Road, northeast of Baraboo. Get directions and more info at aldoleopold.org.
Tonight, see the Polonski Project, featuring the 1931 collection of Yiddish songs, with guest artist Eric Gordon and local musicians. Gordon has authored books on American composers Marc Blitzstein and Earl Robinson and sings with Yiddish and social action choruses in Los Angeles. This is tonight from 7 to 9pm at the Hancock Center , 16 North Hancock. There is a suggested donation. For info call Glenn at 608-239-5537.
Tonight is a Free Town Hall Meeting: Illegal Wars, Torture and Spying – with Buzz Davis, David Swanson, Collen Rowley, Debra Sweet, Don McKeating – moderated by Joe Elder. This is tonight from 5:30 to 9pm at UW-Madison, Room B10 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive. For more info, email email@example.com