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Larry Gatlin to perform at LSC-Kingwood

Listening to Larry Gatlin’s enriching performance at a National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) conference prompted an invitation to campus by Lone Star College-Kingwood’s administration.

With invitation accepted, Gatlin, of “Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers” will perform in the college’s Student-Conference Center on Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

“The purpose of this concert is to give the public the opportunity to experience an event in our beautiful new conference center; to introduce our music program to our service area; and to give area musicians and music students the opportunity to find out about the business of music from a successful, world famous professional musician, songwriter, educator, and promoter,” said Jim Stubbs, dean of Arts and Humanities at LSC-Kingwood.

General admission is $30 and reserved tickets are $75 which includes a one-hour meet and greet reception from 6-7 p.m. Prior to the main event, Gatlin will hold a free workshop from 1-3 p.m. in the Recital Hall for aspiring singers, songwriters and musicians. The workshop will teach people how to market themselves, how to write and market their songs, how to find and work with an agent and other topics of interest.

“The intimate concert venue will give concertgoers a chance to hear great music from Larry Gatlin, one of the great icons of country music. Gatlin will also be available to sign autographs after the show in the conference center and his CDs will be available for purchase,” Stubbs said. “The workshop will be conducted in an informal question-and-answer style format with lots of interaction with attendees. This is a great opportunity for all high school students, college students and community musicians.”

According to the bio, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers started more than 50 years ago singing in their hometown of Abilene. Raised on Gospel music, the brothers first began entertaining audiences in churches and then with guest appearances on the Slim Willet radio and TV shows when they were 2, 4 and 6-years-old.  Over the course of a four-decade career that has taken the Gatlin Brothers from dusty Texas stages to White House performances, from Broadway to Grammy awards to the top of the country charts, there has been one unifying element, music.

The Gatlin Brothers have earned several awards during their career. Some of their accomplishments include four number hits “All the Gold in California”, “Houston (Means I’m One Day Closer to You)”, “I Just Wish You Were Someone I Loved”, and “Broken Lady”. Larry was named “Top Male Vocalist of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music in 1979.

For more information on Larry Gatlin or on the Gatlin Brothers, visit http://gatlinbrothers.musiccitynetworks.com/index.htm. For details on the performance or to purchase tickets, call 281-312-1501 or email Mitzi.Payne@LoneStar.edu.

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For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.