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Denise LaSalle to Perform at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 31, 2003

Soul and blues artist Denise LaSalle will perform in Hudson Valley Community College's Maureen Stapleton Theatre on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 general admission, $10 for students and Hudson Valley faculty and staff, and free for Hudson Valley students with proper identification. For ticket information, call 629-4TIX.

LaSalle comes to Hudson Valley with her full 11-piece band for one of her few Northeastern United States appearances. She has toured for three decades across North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. LaSalle became a household name in 1971, when her first hit single for Westbound Records, "Trapped by a Thing Called Love," went gold on the pop charts. Her second single from that album, "Now Run Tell That," became a million-selling rhythm and blues hit. After three albums, she left Westbound to record for ABC Records from 1976-78, and MCA Records from 1979-81. In 1982, she joined Malaco Records, taking on a heavier blues style.

The George Boone Blues Band, a local favorite, will open the show.

Hudson Valley Community College, located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue 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 initiatives and workforce training.