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America and Jonathan Edwards to Celebrate Homecoming at FSU
10/16/2001

In celebration of Homecoming Weekend, the band America will perform on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. in the Cordts Center Main Arena. Opening for America will be singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards.

One of the most beloved and influential groups of the 1970's, America helped establish a new genre of popular music that fused free-wheeling rock 'n' roll with elements of folk and country. Now featuring original members Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley, the group's clean vocal harmonies, uncluttered arrangements and evocative lyrics continue to attract fans around the globe. Some of their top hits include "A Horse With No Name," "Ventura Highway," "I Need You," "Tin Man," "Sister Golden Hair, " "Muskrat Love" and the 1980's hit, "You Can Do Magic." Their collection, History/America's Greatest Hits, has sold more than four million copies. The title of their most recent release, Human Nature, reflects America's dual themes of the human heart and mind, and the wonder and freedom of the world at large.

Best known for his 70's hit, "Sunshine," Jonathan Edwards uses his soulful voice and acoustic guitar to express his own distinctive mix of folk and country. Some of his other hits include "Have Yourself a Good Time for Me," "Shanty" and "My Home's Not in the Hall of Fame." Last May, he hosted a 13-part PBS series, "Cruising America's Waterways," which took viewers on a scenic tour celebrating the historic and recreational treasures of waterfront America, including Canada.

Dinner theatre specials are available prior to the performance at the following dinner theatre partner restaurants: Fratelli's Italian Restaurant; Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant; JB's Steak Cellar; Leone's Italian Restaurant and Oxford House. Each special includes a uniquely designed meal with non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity. Dinner theatre specials can be purchased through the CES Box Office.

For information and ticket purchases, and for dinner-theatre menu selections and reservation purchases, contact the FSU CES Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. at (301) 687-3137 or toll-free at 1-(866) TIXX CES. Order requests can also be faxed to (301) 687-7049 or emailed to CES@frostburg.edu. Based on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Cordts Center Arena Box Office one hour prior to the performance.

For information and ticket availability on the day of the show, call (301) 687-4411. All patrons must have a ticket, and all ticket sales are final.

This tour of America and Jonathan Edwards is presented in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Frostburg State University's Cultural Events Series website at www.frostburg.edu/events/ces.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu