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Date: February 26, 2004 (04-24)
Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

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Montgomery College Presents Dawn Avery and Cellovision
Two performances at Takoma Park Campus March 27 

Cellist, Vocalist, Composer Dawn Avery and her group, Cellovision, will perform at Montgomery Collegeís Takoma Park Campus on Saturday, March 27, 2004 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., as part of the Arts Alive! series at the Black Box Theatre.

Grammy-nominated musician Avery has worked with Sting, Luciano Pavarotti, New York City Opera, and her own group, Cellovision.  She has developed a signature style, combining elements of world, jazz, folk and classical music.  In addition to performing, Dawn Avery teaches music at Montgomery College.

The performances at Montgomery College will feature the musical talents of NYC percussionist Tom McGrath, 2004 WAMMY Winning Latin percussionist Alejandro Lucini, and Ron Warren on piano and Native American flutes.  Dawn Avery and Cellovision will perform indigenous music from Native America, Africa, and Greece, in a contemporary style.

The two hour-long concerts on March 27, at 7 and 9 p.m., will take place at the Black Box Theatre located at the corner of Philadelphia Ave. and Chicago Avenue on the Takoma Park Campus of Montgomery College. Tickets cost $15 for General Admission ($12 for groups of 5 or more), $10 for children and seniors, and $5 for Montgomery College students, faculty, and staff. To purchase tickets, call 301-588-4475 or purchase on-line at  Tickets for the cancelled December 6th concert with Dawn Avery and Cellovision will be honored at these performances.

For additional information about the concerts, contact Professor Dawn Avery at 240-567-5035 or log on to

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park, plus workforce development and continuing education centers in Gaithersburg, Wheaton and  Silver Spring. The College serves nearly 50,000 students a year, through both credit and non-credit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.