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Published 8/29/2005

The Arrogant Worms to Perform At Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Sept. 10

The Arrogant Worms High energy, loads of laughs and extraordinary musical talent will engulf Owens Community College's Center for Fine and Performing Arts as The Arrogant Worms perform on Saturday, September 10. 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 hilarious and side-splitting entertainment that is The Arrogant Worms," said Barbara Barkan, Owens operations manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. "Their musicianship, soaring voices and tight harmonies have earned rave reviews from critics and crowds throughout North America. Audience members are in for an evening of hysterical antics that they will not soon forget."

The Arrogant Worms, most commonly known as "The Worms," were unearthed in 1991 at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, performing comical skits and songs on the campus radio station. From such humble beginnings, the group has since toured for almost 14 years, performing throughout North America and Australia at an array of venues such as small clubs, theatres and arenas.

Notable appearances by The Arrogant Worms include New York City's Central Park, Parliament Hill and the Lincoln Center, as well as on NBC, CBC and National Public Radio.

In addition, the critically acclaimed group has released 10 albums to date, including "Toast," "Live Bait," "Christmas Turkey" and "Russell's Shorts." The Arrogant Worms consistently top the sales charts for their distributor and have sold over 70,000 albums worldwide.

Known for their high-energy live shows, band members' Trevor Strong, Mike McCormick and Chris Patterson are never at a loss for songs during performances and always vary each show, ensuring the uniqueness of their hysterical routine.

Addional events forthcoming at Owens' Center for Fine and Performing Arts include a Family Fun Sunday series with performances designed to provide fun and entertainment to individuals of all ages. Among the musical performances are The Elephant's Child on September 25, The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales on January 22 and Pippi Longstocking on May 21.

Tickets for The Arrogant Worms are $16 for the public, $14 for senior citizens and Owens employees, and $10 for students. To purchase tickets visit www.stagetix.com or contact the College's Box Office. For more information about the event, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-2787 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS (2787).

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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, and 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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