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Jan. 8, 2009

Contact Julie Larson at 608-796-3737 or jalarson@viterbo.edu

TEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER BOBBY MCFERRIN TO PERFORM AT VITERBO UNIVERSITY JAN. 28

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin will bring his four-octave range and vast array of vocal techniques to the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28.

Perhaps best known for his smash hit, Don’t Worry Be Happy, McFerrin’s recordings have sold over 20 million copies. He is one of music’s best-known vocal innovators, a world-renowned classical conductor, and a passionate spokesman for music education, working with renowned orchestras including the New York Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic.

Each of McFerrin’s performances is a unique event. He is that rare artist with the ability to reach beyond musical genres and stereotypes for a sound that is entirely his own, one that transcends all boundaries and embraces all cultures. He is music's last true Renaissance man, a vocal explorer who has combined jazz, folk, world music, and classical with his own ingredients.

This performance is part of Viterbo’s Bright Star Season. McFerrin’s appearance is sponsored by US Bank with media sponsorship by Wisconsin Public Radio and by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

Tickets are $35 for upper balcony seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or www.viterbo.edu/finearts1.aspx.

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