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Friday, 12 October 2012 12:59

Allison B. Krause

Born: April 23, 1951

Died: May 4, 1970, Kent State University, Ohio.

Age: 19

Cause of death: Shot by National guard

Notable because: 5 days before protesting the war in Cambodia she said "flowers are better than bullets" and was then shot by a National Guardsman - 4 dead in Ohio - wrote Neil Young on seeing the picture and before a week had passed that song was all over radio.


Allison Krause was an honor student at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, when she was shot and killed by the Ohio Army National Guard in the Kent State shootings, while protesting the invasion of Cambodia and the presence of the National Guard on the Kent State campus. The Guardsmen opened fire on a group of unarmed students, killing four of them, at an average distance of about 345 ft (106m). Krause was shot in the left side of her body at about 330 ft (105m) fatally wounding her. A subsequent autopsy found that a single rifle bullet entered and exited her upper left arm, and entered her left lateral chest fragmenting on impact causing massive internal injuries. She died from her injuries later that same day.

Altogether, sixty-seven shots were fired by the Guardsmen in 13 seconds. The other students killed in the shootings were Jeffrey Glenn Miller, Sandra Lee Scheuer and William Knox Schroeder. In addition, nine other students were wounded in the gunfire.

Just days before Allison Krause was killed, she said "flowers are better than bullets."{From a eulogy given by Ms. Krause's boyfriend, Barry Levine}

The shootings led to protests and a national student strike, causing hundreds of campuses to close because of both violent and non-violent demonstrations. The Kent State campus remained closed for six weeks. Five days after the shootings, 100,000 people demonstrated in Washington, D.C. against the war.

Krause was an alumna of John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, MAllison Krausearyland. There is a courtyard memorial dedicated to her there. Her father, Arthur S. Krause, became an outspoken advocate for the press for truth and justice about what occurred that day and fought it in the courts for nearly 10 years following the death of his daughter. In the end the family of Allison Krause received a 'Statement of Regret' and $15,000 for the loss of Allison.

In 2010, Allison's sister Laurel Krause co-founded the Kent State Truth Tribunal 'KSTT' with Emily Kunstler. The tribunal was organized to uncover, record and preserve the testimonies of witnesses, participants and meaningfully involved individuals of the Kent State shootings of 1970. Showing his support, Michael Moore livecast every KSTT testimonial at his website. In all, three tribunals were held in 2010: May 1, 2, 3 & 4 in Kent Ohio at the 40th anniversary of the shootings with a west coast tribunal in San Francisco in August and an east coast tribunal in New York City in October 2010

Windy City [Deluxe Edition]

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Editorial Review: Alison Krauss, the most awarded female artist in GRAMMY history (27 awards including Album of the Year in 2009), will release Windy City, on February 17th. Windy City is a beautifully curated collection of classic songs produced by Nashville Veteran Buddy Cannon. While they span different eras and musical genres, there is a unifying sensibility.
Some of the songs are familiar like Gentle On My Mind, a signature song of Glen Campbell s, and You Don t Know Me which was a hit for Eddy Arnold and Ray Charles. Others were lesser known, like Willie Nelson s I Never Cared For You and All Alone Am I, originally recorded by Brenda Lee.


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Down To The River To Pray (From “O Brother, Where Art Thou” Soundtrack)

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Alison Krauss & Union Station Live

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Editorial Review: "Live" was recorded on their spring 2002 tour and includes versions of classic AKUS songs such as "When You Say Nothing At All", "Baby, Now That I've Found You", "The Lucky One" and "Down By The River To Pray" from the "O Brother Where Art Thou?" soundtrack.


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Raising Sand

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Editorial Review: The musical collaboration of the decade, Raising Sand is the sound of two iconic figures stepping out of their respective comfort zones and letting their instincts lead them across a brave new sonic landscape. Despite hailing from distinctly different backgrounds, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant share a maverick spirit and willingness to extend the boundaries of their respective genres. This spirit, expertly honed by producer T Bone Burnett, has resulted in an album pitched three steps beyond some cosmic collision of early urban blues, spacious West Texas country, and the untapped potential of the folk-rock revolution.

Supported by the unparalleled musicianship of Marc Ribot, Dennis Crouch, Mike Seeger, Jay Bellerose, Norman Blake, Greg Leisz, Patrick Warren, and Riley Baugus, Plant and Krauss -- as both solo and harmony vocalists -- tackle an intriguing selection of songs from such tunesmiths as Tom Waits, Gene Clark, Sam Phillips, Townes Van Zandt, The Everly Broth! ers, and Mel Tillis. Raising Sand finds Robert Plant and Alison Krauss exploring popular music's elemental roots while still sounding effortlessly, breath-takingly contemporary.

The song "Killing the Blues" is featured in the new JC Penney American Living Campaign.


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Now That I've Found You: A Collection

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Editorial Review: Alison is the brightest star to emerge in bluegrass in many a blue moon, and this 12-track collection-which contains highlights from her four albums for Rounder, outside projects and four new cuts-is a great introduction to this great new talent. Includes the single When You Say Nothing at All .


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