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NEWS 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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact: Megan Stage, Marketing Manager, 828-262-6084 x105 To download high-resolution images, visit www.appsummer.org/media. 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 favorites. 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 - MORE - Patti LuPone at An Appalachian Summer Festival Page 2 of 2 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. Sponsors: 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 www.appsummer.org. - ### -
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