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For Immediate Release

Feb. 8, 2013

Contact: Lesley Fry (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph (419) 995-8284

Performing Arts and Lecture Series announced for Spring Semester

The Performing Arts and Lecture Series (PALS) bring a percussion trio and a comedian to the shared campus of The Ohio State University at Lima and Rhodes State College during Spring Semester 2013.

12:30 p.m., Mon., Feb. 25, 2013, Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

Africa West Percussion Trio, whose members include Jamie Ryan, Ryan Korb, and Josh Ryan, is dedicated to the performance of African and Afro-Caribbean styles of music in addition to Western classical music for percussion. Their unique folkloric-style compositions and arrangements are influenced by the members’ studies under master musicians in African and Afro-Cuban genres as well as their backgrounds as classical and jazz musicians. The concept of "Africa West" demonstrates not only the trio’s interest in folkloric music, but also how African and Caribbean music has been shaped by the experiences of Africans in the Western Hemisphere.

12:15 p.m., Tues., Feb. 26, 2013, Science 100

Armed with sincerity, intellect and rare comedic ability, Preacher Moss presents the "End of Racism" Comedy and Lecture Tour. Speaking on truth, Moss has been playing to the hearts and minds of college students and administrators all over the country. With his insight on racial understanding versus racial interactions, he has quickly become the funniest social commentator on the college scene today. A writer for "The Damon Wayans Show" and "Saturday Night Live," his comedy stylings are distinguished for being sculpted out of the everyday relevance of life. He is charismatic and dynamic, but does not have to demand great attention or time because his audiences come to cooperatively listen, laugh and in special moments, reflect.

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