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Singer Robin Greenstein Examines Women's Views Through Music at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 15, 2004

Singer-songwriter Robin Greenstein will explore the views of women in a concert-lecture performance titled "Images of Women" at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium at Hudson Valley Community College.

Admission is $5. Hudson Valley students are admitted free with proper identification. For more information, call 629-4TIX or 629-8071.

After a brief discussion of the oral folk process, Greenstein will examine basic issues of love and fidelity, loyalty and desertion, and subservience and independence in a wide variety of traditional music sung and played on guitar and banjo. The performance looks at women's lives through traditional Anglo-American and African-American folk songs.

A native of New York City, Greenstein's music is a mix of folk, pop, rock, blues, country and jazz. Her songs have been recorded on Fast Folk and Atlantic Records. She was a finalist at the 1989 Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas, the premier songwriting festival in the country. She also was signed to Bob Dylan's publishing company as a writer for two years. Greenstein has performed in 43 states and several countries, including Japan, Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Denmark.

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.