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Hudson Valley to Host Songwriting Workshop With Bob Franke

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 3, 2003

Singer/Songwriter Bob Franke will conduct a songwriting workshop in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. The workshop is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission to the workshop is $50. Hudson Valley students may attend free of charge. Advanced registration is required because space is limited. For more information or to register for the workshop, call (518) 629-4TIX.

Anybody who has an interest in songwriting is invited to attend the workshop. There is no experience necessary.

Franke has won several awards for his recordings. "Brief Histories" was named one of the 10 best albums of 1989 by Boston Globe critic Scott Alarik and was nominated as an Outstanding Folk Album by the 1990 Boston Music Awards. "In This Night" was named No. 1 Acoustic Recording of 1991 by WUMB-FM (Boston) and was nominated as Outstanding Folk Album by the 1992 Boston Music Awards. His first Daring release, "The Heart of the Flower," was named one of the Boston Globe\'s top 10 folk albums of 1995.

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 11,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning.