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Woody Guthrie Celebration to be Held at Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, October 27, 2004

The Vanaver Caravan Company will present an evening of dance and music inspired by folk legend Woody Guthrie at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

Admission is $12, $10 for seniors, and $8 for children 12 and under. Hudson Valley students are admitted free with their student ID. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 629-4TIX.

Vanaver Caravan's full concert work, titled "Pastures of Plenty," is a celebration of music, song and dance of Woody Guthrie the balladeer, and Woody Guthrie the man. The performance includes the musical styles of Woody Guthrie's America: "old timey" and bluegrass banjo; Carter-family style autoharp and harmonies; southern, western, and New England style fiddling; and Leadbelly's 12-string guitar.

Founded in 1976 by Bill and Livia Vanaver, the Vanaver Caravan Company has performed throughout the United States and Europe.

Hudson Valley is located at 80 Vandenburgh Avenue in Troy.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College 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, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.