For Immediate Release—Monday, Oct. 2, 2006

 

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SUNY Geneseo's Limelight & Accents

Performing Arts Series Line-up Released

GENESEO, N.Y.—The 2006-2007 Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series promises again to be a source of world-class entertainment for students and community members at the State University of New York at Geneseo. This year's series brings diverse and unique performances to the campus throughout the year.

"The Limelight & Accents Performing Arts Series provides the College and the Geneseo community with opportunities to experience professional music, dance, and theater. Our goal is to bring students and community members together to explore and celebrate the performing arts," says Jessica O'Connor, a junior special education major from Tonawanda, N.Y. O'Connor is the 2006-2007 Limelight Coordinator for the Activities Commission.

Kathleen Madigan will bring her comedy routine to Geneseo at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in Kuhl Gymnasium. Madigan, who was voted best female stand-up at the American Comedy Awards, has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jan Leno, The Conan O'Brien Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. The performance promises to continue the tradition of fine comedy at the college. Tickets are $15 for students, $23 for faculty/staff/alumni and $25 for the general public. For more information, go to www.kathleenmadigan.com. 

Next on the list of events is the Philadelphia Virtuosi, who perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Wadsworth Auditorium. The group brings together highly talented musicians for a night of energetic orchestral music. Philadelphia Virtuosi plays popular masterworks, world music, and newly commissioned works from guest artists. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.philadelphiavirtuosi.com.

The MacKenzie Project makes an appearance at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 in Wadsworth

Auditorium. The group is known as one of the hottest bands on the Celtic music scene and features some of the best musicians from the Celtic world. The MacKenzie Project's performance combines instrumental medleys, vocals and step dance routines for a truly unique Celtic experience. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.valdenn.com.

The Jabali Acrobats will make an appearance at 8 p.m. on March 31 in Wadsworth Auditorium. The group of acrobats from Kenya bring together a combination of athleticism and art in a high-energy performance that promotes youth and positive thinking. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.class-act.com/acts/jabaliacrobats. 

The last event in the series is the Koresh Dance Company, which will appear at 8 p.m. April 14 in Wadsworth Auditorium. The high-energy Philadelphia based dance company combines classical ballet with modern, artistic dance. The group performs to various music from around the world. Tickets are $5 for students, $12 for faculty/staff/alumni and $15 for the general public. For more information, go to www.koreshdance.org.

"Limelight & Accents has been taking place for over 30 years," says O'Connor. "We are very confident that this year's series will have a great response from Geneseo students and community members. We have already received numerous compliments about these performances. For the past three years, we have been working extremely hard to revamp the Limelight & Accents Performing Arts series into one that Geneseo students and community members would be pleased with, and so far we are accomplishing our goal."

For more information or to reserve tickets for one or more shows, call the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office at (585) 245-5873 or (800) 525-2070. Purchases of tickets for four or more performances receive a discount of 10 percent, and purchases for the whole series receive a discount of 20 percent. An online brochure is available at http://sa.geneseo.edu/LLA%200607/LLpage1.html.

Tickets may also be purchased between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays (except during holiday weekends) at the MacVittie College Union Ticket Office, located on the first floor of the union. In addition, tickets may be purchased, depending on availability, on the evening of the event, beginning one

hour before show time, in the lobby of Wadsworth Auditorium or Kuhl Gymnasium, or at the union ticket office for shows in the union ballroom.

The SUNY Geneseo Limelight & Accents Series is funded by mandatory

Student Association fees and coordinated by the college's Activities Commission.

Editor's note: Photographs of visiting performers available upon request.

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Written by Joe Mignano, public relations intern in the Office of Communications and Publications.

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