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Published 3/2/2004
Cherish the Ladies to Perform At Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, March 12

Traditional Irish music will fill the air at Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts as the internationally renowned Cherish the Ladies performs on Friday, March 12. The group will appear in the College's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m.

"Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to present Northwest Ohio with one of the most sought-after Irish-American groups in Celtic music history," said Amanda Uhle, Owens Operations Manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. "Combining all facets of Irish traditional culture, Cherish the Ladies is regarded as one of the foremost music groups in the world. Audience members are in for a steller evening of musical performance."

Deriving its name from the traditional Irish jig, Cherish the Ladies offers a unique and spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing.

Touring for more than 14 years now, the group has traveled around the world performing traditional Irish music spanning three continents. Originally starting as a one-time concert concept, Cherish the Ladies quickly became a music sensation. The group utilizes world-renowned step dancers to give each performance a very traditional Irish feel.

The group has made appearances on television's "CBS This Morning", "Good Morning America" and "Evening at Pops", as well as on the BBC overseas. In 1996, Cherish the Ladies was chosen to represent Irish music and culture at the Official Cultural Olympiad for the Summer Olympics.

In addition, the critically acclaimed group can be heard on National Public Radio shows like "Thistle and Shamrock" and internationally on Radio Telefís Éireann (RTE) - Ireland's premier radio station. Members of the group are Joanie Madden, Heidi Talbot, Donna Long, Mary Coogan, Mirella Murray and Roisin Dillon.

For information regarding tickets to Cherish the Ladies or the College's 2003- 04 Arts Presenting Season schedule, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo- area and Findlay-area Campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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