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“American Idol” Stars to Present Holiday Concert at FSU
11/23/2009

“American Idol” Stars to Present Holiday Concert at FSU
The Frostburg State University Cultural Event Series will present “American Stars in Concert for the Holidays,” on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center.

Four of the top 10 finalists from the hit show “American Idol” will perform a selection of holiday favorites in solo, duet and ensemble performances accompanied by a live band. The will be under the direction of Michael Orland, the musical director of “American Idol.” Season eight’s Michael Sarver, a former oil rigger, placed 10th on “American Idol” and is now a professional singer. Alexis Grace finished 11th in season eight and is currently a radio disc jockey. Season seven’s David Hernandez placed 12th on the show and currently is an actor and songwriter. Finishing ninth in season six, Gina Glocksen performs original music across the country.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for those under 17. Special VIP tickets, which are $65 per person, include a front-row seat and a meet-and-greet opportunity with the artists. Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137 or online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.

The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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