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Published 10/6/2004

Folk Singer John Gorka to Perform At Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Oct. 23

Folk Singer John Gorka Rich, multi-faceted songs full of beauty, depth and feeling will fill the air at Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts as folk singer John Gorka takes the stage on Saturday, October 23. Gorka will appear in the College's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m.

"Owens Community College is proud to welcome such a talented musician as John Gorka to Northwest Ohio," said Eric Wallack, Owens Chair of Fine and Performing Arts. "Audience members will be sure to enjoy his beautiful voice and songwriting ability."

Hailed by "Rolling Stone" magazine as the pre-eminent male singer/songwriter for the new folk music movement, Gorka delights his audiences with a stunning baritone voice, fresh lyrics and artistic integrity. For more than 20 years, Gorka has created folk-inspired acoustic music, dazzling critics and audiences across the country and in Europe, where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. His talents have allowed him to produce nine albums with hits such as "When She Kisses Me." His video for this song found a long-term rotation on VH1's "Current Country" as well as on CMT and the Nashville Network.

Gorka has made a commitment to the craft of writing thought-provoking, emotional lyrics and is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs. His latest album, "Old Futures Gone," was released in September 2003. He is currently touring until April 2005.

For information regarding tickets to this event or the College's 2004 Fall Arts 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 29 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 new 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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