Monday, January 16, 2006

Light in Winter opens with Park Prof's Ballad

Michelle C. Berry, assistant professor in TV-R and Poet Laureate of Tompkins County, will open the 2006 Annual Light in Winter Festival this Friday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Ithaca's State Theatre.

Professor Berry will sing her original ballad about a hero from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans who alone saved nearly 500 people during Katrina. She will be accompanied by musicians Fe Nunn and Chris White. After the ballad, famed Middle Eastern musicians Simon Shaheen and Qantara will take the stage.


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