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Monday, September 25, 2006

R & B Star to perform at PSU

It's rare to have a nationally known rhythm and blues artist of the stature of Kelley Hunt perform in a benefit concert at Pittsburg State University. Perhaps she was influenced, just a bit, by the fact that her son is a PSU senior.

Hunt will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in PSU's McCray Recital Hall. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the PSU Music Department.

A Kansas City native, Hunt has built a national reputation as an R&B singer, song writer and piano player. Her grassroots following has made her a crowd favorite at more than 100 blues and music festivals across the U.S. She has performed on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" no fewer than seven times and on "Beale Street Caravan," the Blues Foundation's syndicated radio show, six times. Other appearances include "House of Blues Radio Hour," a 2001 appearance on the PBS-TV music series "Backstage Pass" and numerous other syndicated blues radio shows.

Hunt’s latest CD, "New Shade Of Blue," debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard Blues chart late this summer.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for the general public and $5 for PSU students and faculty. For ticket information, contact the PSU Ticket Office at 620-235-4796. For information about Kelley Hunt or to listen to her music, go to her Web site at www.kelleyhunt.com/.

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