Biography for Guthrie, Arlo
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According to Wikipedia, Arlo Davy Guthrie (born July 10, 1947) is an American folk singer. Like his father, Woody Guthrie, Arlo often sings songs of protest against social injustice. He was awarded the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience award on September 26, 1992. His most famous work is "Alice's Restaurant Massacree", a talking blues song that lampoons the Vietnam War draft. Very verbal and active in political issues, he has expressed views that are anti-war, anti-Nixon, pro-drugs and in favor of making nuclear power illegal; he endorsed Texas Congressman Ron Paul for the 2008 Republican Party nomination, and about once a month, Guthrie posts short writings to the Announcements area of www.arlo.net, often sounding libertarian themes. In 1991, Guthrie created the Guthrie Center, an interfaith meeting place that serves people of all religions. The center supports families living with HIV/AIDS, Huntington's Disease as well as other life-threatening illnesses. He is a father and grandfather with most of his family also involved in music. In addition to his music and word, he has been mentioned in novels, acted in TV and movies, written a children's book and has credits as a producer and composer of film and television. His official website is www.arlo.net.