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Don McLean to Present Homecoming Concert at Frostburg State University
09/15/2000

Don McLean to Present Homecoming Concert at Frostburg State University
Singer-songwriter Don McLean
This fall's All-American Homecoming at Frostburg State University features a capstone concert with American popular music icon, Don McLean, now on his "30th Anniversary Tour" commemorating his 1971 smash hit, "American Pie." The concert is set for Saturday, Oct.7 at 9 p.m. in the Cordts Center Main Arena.

Citing influences like the Weavers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holley and Jim Croce, McLean has written more than 200 songs that have, in turn, inspired others. Madonna's version of "American Pie, " which McLean praises as "contemporary and sexy," has filled the radio airwaves around the globe since its release. Roberta Flack's Grammy-winning hit "Killing Me Softly with His Song" was penned by a songwriter impressed by one of McLean's performances, and Garth Brooks calls McLean his "idol."

Besides "American Pie," his tour features well-known hits including "And I Love You So," "Vincent (Starry Night)," "Castles in the Air" and "Crying."

You won't want to miss this chance to see why McLean remains one of America's most popular entertainers.

This event is presented as part of the 2000-2001 Cultural Events Series in partnership with the FSU Alumni Association.

For information and ticket reservations, contact the CES Box Office in the Lane Center, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at 301-687-4411. Two seating options are available: reserved floor seats and general admission bleacher seats. To assure seating, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as soon as possible because of anticipated high demand. If available, tickets may also be purchased at the Cordts Center box office an hour before the show.

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