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Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series Presents Michael Cooney

Erie, PA, October 20, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series will present musician Michael Cooney in concert and workshop at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street, on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. (concert) and Monday, Nov. 4 at 1 & 7 p.m. (workshop).

For over 35 years, Michael has demonstrated the beauty, power, and humor of old and new songs in countless venues across the US, Canada, Mexico, Great Britan and Europe. He has performed at most of the major North American folk festivals including The National Folk Festival and Hudson River Revival.

“He has an encyclopedic knowledge of American and British folk songs, plenty of charisma, a truckload of instruments, and rarified musical skill. Anyone who revels in good storytelling, dry wit, the ironic twists and turns of human fate and history, and clean, unpretentious vocals and fret work will love Michael Cooney,” said Erie Art Museum Education and Folk Director Kelly Armor.

Conney will present workshops on Monday, Nov. 5 at 1 & 7 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street. The workshops will feature one of his favorite topics- folk and novelty songs written by and about scientists in conjunction with their Ancient Microworlds exhibit. This workshop is appropriate for all ages who enjoy word play, science and the dark humor of academe.

About the Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series
Celebrating over 20 years of great music, the Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series is a highly regarded performance series that includes some of the most creative, adventurous and accomplished musicians of our era. The Erie Art Museum brings exciting new music from nationally and internationally renowned artists to Erie each year, encompassing a wide variety of jazz, blues and world music. Each performance is accompanied by a multi-day workshop with the performers, where they work hands-on with students and community members often in conjunction with a current exhibit.

The Contemporary Music Series is sponsored by Connoisseur Media.

For additional information, visit or call (814) 459-5477.


Contact: Tammy Roche (814) 459-5477
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