by Rebecca Carter
Categories: Arts/Culture.

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We didn’t know folk music could be so sexy. For years, Canadian singer Joni Mitchell has been crooning about the pitfalls of “paving paradise to put up a parking lot.” (Yup, that’s where the Counting Crows and Bob Dylan got the lyrics). Now she’s brought her folksy tunes to the Alberta Ballet to create Dancing Joni & Other Works. The performance highlights her life-long concerns about environmental neglect and humanity’s warring nature.

“As an artist creating today, quite frankly, I can see no other subject matter that is of more importance now. We need people to awaken to this reality,” said Mitchell. Dancing Joni & Other Works has just wrapped up in Calgary and will be performed at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium today and tomorrow, February16 – 17, 2007. Good news: the performance special will be recorded to television in high-definition and produced for CHUM/Bravo by Calgary-based Joe Media Group.

About Rebecca Carter

Rebecca Carter is the Co-Founder of Ecorazzi. Rebecca was recently featured in the book Hot, Rich, and Green. She is one of 70 eco-achievers featured in Glamour magazine in April 2009, named Best of Green 2010 by Miami Magazine and Best Environmentalist by Miami New Times Best of 2008. She's raising a couple of little boys in Miami and speaks English & Spanish. Find out more at www.RebeccaCarter.net. Follow Rebecca on Twitter: @rebeccacarter

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