Belle Star

It may be socially acceptable to ride the feminist-musician wave now (Pink somehow manages to sell a ton of CDs), but back in 1990, Ani DiFranco was one of few artists whose music incorporated overtly feminist themes. Then Lilith Fair turned the whole concept into one big eye-roll response.

Rather than compromise her values as an artist, DiFranco opted to create her own label, Righteous Babe Records, where she could release her folktastic tunes and sign new talent (there are currently 13 other artists on the label). If you want to see entrepreneurship and women’s liberation at its finest, check out DiFranco with special guest Robin Lore.

Wed., Sept. 24, 8 p.m., 2008
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Adriane Goetz