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Sweet Honey in the Rock to perform at Miller

Nov. 4, 2009

KALAMAZOO--The Grammy Award-winning group Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform with Kalamazoo's own Northside Association for Educational Advancement GospelFest Choir at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock is a female African-American a cappella group that brings the messages of the southern black church, the civil rights movement and the conscience of justice to life through musical expression. The six-member ensemble possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip-hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey's collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

Part of the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music and the Miller Auditorium Spotlight Series, the Sweet Honey in the Rock concert is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, General Mills Foundation and Land O' Lakes Foundation. Sweet Honey in the Rock at Miller Auditorium is also sponsored in part by Coca-Cola.

Tickets are on sale now and range from $10 to $35. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

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Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, bethany.gauthier@wmich.edu

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