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Men's Gospel Choirs to Join in Musical Explosion At Hudson Valley's Stapleton Theatre

CONTACT: Judith White (518) 629-8063 or Siobhan Quinn (518) 629-629-7170

FOR RELEASE: Immediate: January 21, 2002

Men's gospel choirs from at least four area churches will join to present "Gospel Explosion" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2. The unique program is part of the spring semester's cultural affairs programming at Hudson Valley Community College, celebrates Black History Month.

The concert will take place in the college's Maureen Stapleton Theatre. Tickets are $8, or $5 for seniors and children under 14. Hudson Valley students will be admitted with a valid student ID.

The 20-year-old Mount Olive Men's Group, from Albany, will be joined for the concert by other local choirs from Oak Grove Baptist Church, New Bethel Church of God and Christ, Inner Visions Gospel Group and other special guests. "Mr. Marc," of 88.3 Gospel, WVCR-FM, will host the program.

For information or tickets please call Hudson Valley's box office at 629-4TIX, or go to Hudson Valley's cultural affairs Web site at

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.