Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Doug Green, Reggae on the River pioneer passes Featured

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-Photo of Doug Green by Bob Doran

As broadcast on the KMUD Local News this Mon. by Christina Aanestad: "Reggae on the River pioneer and festival MC Doug Green passed away Sunday September 22nd, 2013 after a bout with cancer. He was 68 years old.  Green worked in the entertainment business for more than 30 years and was one of the pioneers of the live music concerts we know today. He was born in Kentucky in 1945. A 4th generation in the theater business, Green grew up with vaudeville performers and theater producers.  He studied at U.C. Berkeley in the 1960’s and then left before receiving his degree to work in the theater industry. He settled in southern Humboldt in 1968. Doug Green MC'd several festivals in his lifetime, including the Oregon Country Fair, the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival and Reggae on the River.  As part of the Keeping Community series for the KMUD News, Doug Green spoke with Joellen Peterson in 2007 about his life and career in theater."

A portion of the 2007 Joellen Peterson interview with Doug Green was heard during the Mon. news broadcast. Use the player below to hear the entire interview.

"Doug Green passed away on Sunday night, September 22 at 10:45 pm. Blessings and guidance for your soul, Doug, and all those around you. You lived well, left your positive legacy and have, in your own words, "graduated." Southern Humboldt is a better place from your presence here. And it shall live on. Blessed be."
– Daryl Cherney

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