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Press Release

Date:          March 2, 2011
Contact:     Katherine Mielke
Phone:       (949) 717-3816
E-mail:       kmielke@newportbeachca.gov                           

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FAMILY CONCERT TAKES HISTORICAL JOURNEY THROUGH AMERICA'S MUSIC

Newport Beach, CA (March 2, 2011) –The Newport Beach Public Library presents a Family Concert with singer-musician Craig Newton and “A Historical Journey through America’s Music” on Saturday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in the Friends Meeting Room at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach. 

What's the connection between country and western music and an Irish jig? Where was the drum invented, and what music resulted from this? What was the 1850's equivalent of a rock concert?  Singing songs ranging from Yankee Doodle to Twist and Shout, Craig Newton will answer these questions and take the audience from the roots of American music -- English-Irish-Scottish folk songs -- to the present day rock and pop scene in a high-energy, interactive and educational family concert. To make the music come alive, Craig uses a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, flute, tin whistle, harmonica, trombone, and others.

The concert is free. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis, limited by room capacity.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Call (949) 717-3800, ext. 2 or visit the Library website at www.newportbeachlibrary.org

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contact the library: (949) 717-3800