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NY Press write-up: Rev. Billy, Joan Baez and Jason West

NY Press is a mainstream media outlet. They have a story about the Reverend Billy Talen for Mayor fundraiser. The article includes political commentary and music reviews. Interestingly, NY Press tagged the story as “theater” and “religion/faith”, as well as the expected tags.

(excerpt from) NY Press
A Night With Reverend Billy

…A volunteer collected signatures for Reverend Billy’s candidacy (he needs 20,000 to be on the ballot)…

With his high pompadour and guerilla theatre tactics, it’s tempting to dismiss Reverend Billy as an entertainer with a few good points, but the Green Party’s widespread support suggests there might be something more to his foray into politics.

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NYC: Folk singer Joan Baez to play at Rev. Billy for Mayor event

Performance artist and activist Reverend Billy Talen is running for Mayor of New York City on the Green Party line. His campaign is in the middle of the petition drive.

On Monday, July 27th at 7pm at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, musicians including Joan Baez will perform at the “ELECT-A-LLUJAH Benefit Concert” for Reverend Billy’s campaign.… Read more ...