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Date: Oct 27, 2009
School for University Studies at Hofstra University Presents Live Concert to Honor Late Beatle George Harrison
Featuring Musicians from Alan Parsons Project & As Kindred SpiritsHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – To commemorate pop superstar George Harrison’s death in 2001, musicians from the Alan Parsons Project and Indian music ensemble As Kindred Spirits will take the stage at Hofstra University’s John Cranford Adams Playhouse, south campus, on Friday, November 6, 2009, at 8:00 p.m. This tribute concert and power point show delves into Harrison’s spiritualism and humanitarian interests. The former Beatle and environmental activist passed away from cancer in November 2001.
Touring the country for the past three years to sell-out crowds, “Here Comes the Sun” features music from The Beatles era, music and meditative chanting by one of the nation’s leading kirtan groups and a fascinating look into the life and legacy of the pop idol tuned mystic.
To present Harrison’s legacy, Hofstra’s School for University Studies has invited the University’s Hinduism instructor, Joshua M. Greene, to officiate. Greene studied yoga with Harrison in the early 1970s and is author of the bestselling biography “Here Comes the Sun”, which takes the reader inside the ‘60’s to reveal the trials, triumphs and spiritual life of beloved singer/songwriter George Harrison. Apart from his duties at Hofstra, Greene teaches philosophy at Jivamukti Yoga School and Integral Yoga in Manhattan.
Leading the Alan Parsons Project band is popular singer-guitarist Godfrey Townsend, who has performed with such rock greats as Jack Bruce from Cream and John Entwistle from The Who. The band also features Long Island musicians Tommy Williams and John Montagna on guitar, and Mike Bellusci on drums. As Kindred Spirits is a bestselling recording group that performs internationally.
To purchase tickets please contact the John Cranford Adams Playhouse Box Office at (516) 463-6644.
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