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VH1 featured artist Sara Bareilles to headline 3rd Annual Women in Music Concert at Syracuse University March 29
VH1 featured artist Sara Bareilles to headline 3rd Annual Women in Music Concert at Syracuse University March 29March 17, 2008Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
Orange Night Live and Syracuse University’s Music Entertainment Industry Student Association (M.E.I.S.A.) will present the 3rd Annual Women in Music Concert, featuring VH1 You Oughta Know artist Sara Bareilles, on Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium, located in the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center.
A limited number of free tickets are now available at the Schine Box Office, 443-4517. The remaining tickets will be handed out at the Schine Box Office on March 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
A number of acts will open for Bareilles, including The Mandarins and Main Squeeze; Erica Scarano, a first-year student in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA); Leslie Picazo, a first-year student in The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S); Emily Elkin, a senior in VPA; Selina Wangila, a junior in VPA; and Bette Miller, a sophomore in A&S.
Bareilles’ major-label debut, “Little Voice,” featuring her first single, “Love Song,” was released in summer 2007 and spent time as the top-selling disc on iTunes. She was named by Los Angeles radio station KGRL as “one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2007.”
Bareilles has been described as a “blend of the warmth of Norah Jones and the soul of Fiona Apple.” She spent a portion of 2006 as part of the Hard Rock Cafe Tour and has also toured with Maroon 5, Marc Broussard, Guster, Bret Dennen and Mika. Music Connection magazine’s Jana Summers says of the artist,
“Bareilles has a way of singing that can get right in your gut and tie it in knots. Singing with hypnotic soul, she takes the audience for an emotional ride. Her songs are far from predictable, which helps engage everyone’s attention.”
The Women in Music Concert celebrates Women’s History Month by highlighting women on campus and a national act. Past headliners include artists Katrina Elam (2007) and Toby Lightman (2006). Each year, a campus committee auditions students to perform as opening acts.