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Date: Oct 08, 2008
Hofstra University Students “Rock The Debate” With Free Concert From Atlantic Record Recording Artist Jason Mraz
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University students will “Rock the Debate” at a free concert as part of its Educate ’08 event series. The concert will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008 on the Intramural Fields located on the North Campus.
In 2002, Jason Mraz’s first studio album, Waiting For My Rocket To Come; a blend of folk, pop, hip-hop and roots rock, was released and achieved platinum status. Since then Jason has released the live CD/DVD Tonight Not Again, Grammy award winning MR.A-Z and a digital only live album Selections For Friends in 2006. His current album release, We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things, debuted at #3 on the US Billboard chart and is soon expected to go gold. The first single “I’m Yours”, has received over 20 million plays on YouTube and has also achieved platinum success. His current tour coincides with the release of his new book, a thousand things, a collection of polaroids taken from his various trips around the world while touring.
A suggested donation for the concert is a non perishable food item for "rock CAN roll." Rock CAN Roll, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit, hunger relief organization and think tank. The organization collaborates with rock concerts, schools, corporations, and private individuals to collect canned and non-perishable food (and basic provisions) for distribution to local agencies and into the hands of children, seniors and families who live with hunger and in poverty.
In addition to the performances, there will be an "Express Yourself" tent at the fields where students will present displays and activities concerning various issues affecting the United States and the world today. Complimentary food and other student festivities will be on hand.
Educate ’08 is Hofstra University’s unprecedented educational effort that engages students, faculty and the public in a year-long series of conferences, events and lectures about the 2008 election, politics and presidential history. Educate ’08 is sponsored by the Peter S. Kalikow
Center for the Study of the American Presidency, The John D. Miller Fund at the Long Island Community Foundation, and Sondra and David S. Mack.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.