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February 2, 2005
CONTACT: Faith Jackson
Office of University Relations
908-737-NEWS (6397)

Sweet Honey in the Rock to Create Sacred Space at Kean University

UNION, N.J. ––Sweet Honey in the Rock is comprised of six African-American female singers who join their powerful voices in the sacred music of the black church. They will bring their unique renditions of spirituals, hymns and Gospel, as well as jazz and blues, to Wilkins Theatre at Kean University on Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1973, the Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock has recorded 18 albums, and was featured last year in a PBS documentary. Their performances showcase beautiful a cappella harmonies backed by hand-percussion instruments and blend lyrics, movement and narrative to relate history, point the finger at injustice, encourage activism, and sing the praises of love. Sweet Honey in the Rock will be accompanied by an American-Sign Language interpreter.

Tickets are $25 for the general public; $21 for seniors; and $17 for children. Call 908-737-SHOW (7469) for more information or to make reservations. Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, located at 1000 Morris Avenue in Union, N.J. Black-and-white and color images are available upon request.