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Mimi Fariña, Bread and Roses Festival, Greek Theater, Berkeley, Sept. 8, 1990, 100-12-24. Singer-songwriter, and activist. She was the youngest of three daughters to a British mother, and Mexican physicist Albert Baez. Her older sister was Joan Baez. Mimi gained her own recognition as half of Richard & Mimi Fariña, stars of the Boston folk scene. When Richard was killed in a motorcyle accident, Mimi all but quit performing. In 1975, she formed Bread & Roses, a non-profit organization that takes 500 live music shows a year to shut-ins in the San Francisco Bay Area, and made it her life work.
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