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February 18, 1961

Joan Baez, called by The Miscellany News “a new folksinger who has attracted much attention recently,” performed in the Students’ Building as the “stellar attraction” of Frosh Weekend.  The 20-year-old singer, praised by Robert Shelton in The New York Times for an “almost laconic stage manner and marmoreal delivery that…steps back to let her poetic texts and lovely melodies take the limelight,” had recently appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival, Harvard, Wellesley, Yale and the Dartmouth Winter Carnival.

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