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August 27, 2004
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
(908) 737-NEWS

Linda Eder to Perform at Kean University

UNION, N.J. – Broadway and concert star Linda Eder will kick off Kean University’s 2004-2005 concert season on Sunday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilkins Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Considered by many critics to be the pre-eminent female vocalist of her generation, Eder evokes the very spirit of legendary interpreters of American popular music such as Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald, while, at the same time, achieving a style that in uniquely contemporary and distinctly her own.

Initially discovered on the national talent-competition show Star Search, where she reigned for an unprecedented 13 weeks, Eder is best known for her debut role as Lucy in the original cast of the long-running Broadway show Jekyll & Hyde. She has also released seven solo albums and had the ultimate honor of performing in three sold-out one-woman shows at Carnegie Hall. USA Today has said that Eder has “a captivating presence and a Streisand-esque singing voice that elevates everything it touches.”

Tickets are $35 for the public; $30 for seniors and alumni; and $25 for students and children. Black-and-white and color photographs are available upon request. For further information, to order tickets, or request a brochure, call the Wilkins Theatre Box Office at 908-737-SHOW (7469).