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                                                                  Office of Arts & Cultural Programs
                                                                         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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Amy Sedaris Brings Laughs to An Appalachian Summer Festival on July 9
BOONE, NC— Appalachian State University’s renowned summer arts attraction, An Appalachian
Summer Festival, brings actress, author and comedienne Amy Sedaris to the Farthing Auditorium stage
on Friday, July 9, at 8 p.m. 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.

Originally from Raleigh, Sedaris regularly collaborates with her brother and best-selling author David
Sedaris. Her quick wit and outlandish charm wins over audiences of all walks of life. A frequent guest on
“The Late Show with David Letterman,” she co-authored the novel “Wigfield” with Paul Dinello and
Stephen Colbert. Her 2006 guide to entertaining, entitled “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence,”
stayed on the New York Times’ best-sellers list for more than 12 weeks.

Amy Sedaris has appeared in a number of films, including “Elf,” “School of Rock,” “Maid in Manhattan,”
“Dance Flick,” “Shrek the Third” and “Chicken Little.” She also starred in the 2006 film adaptation of
“Strangers with Candy,” which she co-wrote and appeared in along with Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew
Broderick and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Most recently, she has lent her voice to the latest installment in
the Shrek series, “Shrek Forever After.”

Additional Festival Events:
In addition to the Amy Sedaris performance on July 9, 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); Patti LuPone (July 17); Golden Dragon Acrobats (July
10); Janis Ian and Karla Bonoff (July 1); Ralph Stanley and Cherryholmes (July 30); the 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.

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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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