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Monday, April 28, 2008
NSAI: Kerry Kurt (Sat., May 17 @ GorillaGuitars/TheBunkhouse)

Dave is a classically trained musician, a 1993 graduate of the Manhattan School of Music with an advanced degree in classical guitar, but performs folk and blues with foot-stomping authority and a rocker's electric energy.

"A comprehensive approach to understanding how RHYTHM drives the feel of a song, and how to create that effect on a guitar"

SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2008

WORKSHOP - 3:30 - 5:00 PM
Gorilla Guitars
1038 Broadway, Columbus, GA

"GOOD SOULS"-Dave & Briana
Bunkhouse Blues
120 Angelina Drive, Cusseta, GA
No fee
Tips for the artist are appreciated

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NSAI: Kerry Kurt (Wed., May 21 @ TheRiverCenter/TheLoft)

Kerry Kurt Phillips, a Nashville Pro Songwriter, has a catalogue of over 600
songs, five #1 singles, 12 gold records, and 17 platinum albums. ASCAP has recognized
15 of Kerry Kurt's works as being the most performed songs in the nation. His songs
have also been featured on numerous network television shows and motion pictures and
have been used in national ad campaigns by Ford Trucks, General Motors, Pepsi
Corporation the PGA, Applebee's and the NFL. Kerry Kurt has also had songs nominated
for both the CMA awards and the Grammy's.

Kerry Kurt's biggest hits include:

"Drinkin' Bone" - Tracy Byrd
"Do You Want Fries With That" - Tim McGraw
"I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair" - George Jones
"Is It Cold In Here" - Joe Diffie
"Almost Home" - Craig Morgan
"Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox" - Joe Diffie
"Down On the Farm" - Tim McGraw
"In My Own Backyard" - Joe Diffie
"Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It" - Tim McGraw
"Pickup Man" - Joe Diffie
"She Let Herself Go" - George Straight


WORKSHOP - 6:30 - 8:30 PM CONCERT - 9:30 PM
The RiverCenter The Loft
900 Broadway 1032 Broadway
Columbus, GA Columbus, GA

$20.00 for workshop (includes concert)
$10.00 for concert only

To reserve tickets contact:
Nona Christie - 706-565-7362

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Thursday, April 17, 2008
LOCAL: Marshall Ruffin Wins Charlotte Showdown
Creative Loafing says...

The evening's winner was Marshall Ruffin of Columbus, Ga. Dude can sing and play! To say I was amazed by his songwriting talent, instrumental abilities and vocals would be an understatement.

The highlight of the night was the final performance as Ruffin was joined onstage by (Joshua) Panda for a hilarious, soulful and amazing -- and spontaneous -- song.

Can't wait to see what those two bring to the finals in July.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008
CSU Schwobb , CSU Philharmonic Orchestra w/ Jon Kimura (6 Apr. @ RiverCenter)
Columbus State University Schwob School of Music presents:

The CSU Philharmonic Orchestra
with Jon Kimura Parker
4:00 PM Sunday, April 6, 2008 Bill Heard Theatre RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Jon Kimura Parker, the Dr. E. Stephen Purdom Distinguished Visiting Artist, joins the CSU Philharmonic in a performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. The program includes Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphoses on a Theme of von Weber. George Del Gobbo conducts.

Admission $10.00

Tickets are available through the RiverCenter Box Office 706.256.3612

Congrats for locals: Boris Abramov and Andy Hudson
(note: Boris is on the upoming MIC CD, "10 Songs from the Edge of Georgia")


Where last year we had one national winner of the Music Teachers National Association finals (Michael Sumuel, National Winner of the MTNA Young Artist Collegiate Voice Competition, who is currently a graduate student on full scholarship at Rice University), this year..

We have TWO!!

Boris Abramov, violin, is the national winner of the Senior Performance Competition String Category, and Andy Hudson, clarinet, is the Senior Performance Competition Woodwind Category winner.

Both Boris and Andy are juniors.

The 2007-2008 Music Teachers National Association Conference is being held in Denver Colorado. Boris and Andy will perform this afternoon (March 31) during the winners concert to be held at the Denver Hyatt Regency. Boris is a student of Sergiu Schwartz; Andy is a student of Lisa Oberlander.

I'm sure that having two winners from the same institution is unusual (I'll find out how unusual). Meanwhile, I'm sure you'll join me in congratulating these two young men, as well as their colleagues who joined them in the national competition.

Also: Here's a link to a new Schwob School of Music video--this one about the jazz program:


Fred Cohen, Director
Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University


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