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                                                                      Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
                                                                         An Appalachian Summer Festival
                                                                             Appalachian State University
                                                                                          PO Box 32045
                                                                                  Boone, NC 28608-2045
                                                                  828-262-6084 (ph) 828-262-2848 (fax)
May 18, 2010
For More Information Contact: Megan Stage, Marketing Manager, 828-262-6084 x105
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                          Grammy Winner Patti LuPone Plays
                        An Appalachian Summer Festival July 17

BOONE, NC— Appalachian State University’s renowned summer arts attraction, An Appalachian
Summer Festival, welcomes award-winning Broadway performer Patti LuPone to the stage of Farthing
Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 17. This performance is A Schaefer Popular Series Event,
sponsored by Westglow Resort & Spa and Rowland’s Restaurant, and made possible through the
generous support of Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.

In a show titled “The Gypsy in My Soul,” LuPone performs songs associated with her Broadway career
(from such shows as “Gypsy,” “Anything Goes” and “Oliver!”) as well as some of her personal pop

About Patti LuPone:
After completing her training with the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School,
she began her career as a founding member of John Houseman's The Acting Company playing a variety
of leading roles, both on and off- Broadway and on tour throughout the United States. She swept the
2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in
a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in
the critically acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim- Arthur
Laurents musical “Gypsy,” directed by the show’s author, Arthur Laurents.

LuPone’s recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill- Brecht’s
“Mahagonny,” which garnered two Grammy Awards for its CD recording.

Additional Festival Events:
In addition to the Patti LuPone performance on July 17, the festival hosts a full slate of the finest artistic
talent between July 1 and July 30, including the Eastern Festival Orchestra with Barry Douglas,
piano (July 11), and Tianwa Yang, violin (July 18); Golden Dragon Acrobats (July 10); Janis Ian
and Karla Bonoff (July 1); Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes (July 30); Amy Sedaris (July 9); the
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Broyhill Chamber Ensemble Concert Series (July 7, 14, and 25); John Pizzarelli and Swing 7 (July
22); Lar Lubovitch Dance Company (July 16); the Festival Celebration Concert with Blood, Sweat
and Tears (July 24); a Festival Faculty Showcase Concert (July 3); the 24th Annual Rosen Outdoor
Sculpture Competition & Exhibition; “Jazz Beneath the Starts at Westglow” featuring Todd
Wright Jazz Orchestra (July 29); films, lectures, workshops and several special events, including
Family Day at the Turchin Center and a spectacular silent auction.

An Appalachian Summer Festival’s success is due in large part to generous support from loyal private
donors, as well as a dedicated group of corporate and media sponsors, many of whom have supported
the festival for more than a decade. Festival sponsors include: Westglow Resort and Spa, Blue Ridge
Electric Membership Corporation, SkyBest Communications, Inc., McDonald’s of Boone, Northern
Trust, Mast General Store, LaQuinta Inn & Suites of Boone, Allen Wealth Management, Storie Street
Grille, Nationwide Insurance Company/Park Terrell Agency, Boone Tourism Development Authority,
Footsloggers Outdoor & Travel Outfitters, Peabody’s Wine & Beer Merchants, Chetola Resort, the
Broyhill Inn and Conference Center, Scholarship Bookshop at the University Bookstore, WBTV,
WCYB, Charter Media, the Mountain Times, All About Women magazine, the Winston-Salem Journal,
the High Country Press, WNC Magazine, Mac 100.7FM, Mix 102.3FM, WHKY AM 1290 Talk Radio
and WHKY-TVDT, Mountain Television Network, WDAV 89.9FM, WFDD 88.5FM, WETS 89.5FM,
WNCW 88.8FM, and WASU 90.5FM.

Ticket Information:
Tickets to An Appalachian Summer Festival performances range from $5 - $30. Most visual arts and
educational events are free of charge. The festival’s popular “Pick 5” pass discounts tickets purchased
in multiples of five (some restrictions apply). For tickets and information, call 800-841-ARTS(2787) or
828-262-4046 (M-F, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) or visit
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