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URI Feinstein Providence Campus presents jazz singer Kim Trusty for Womens History Month

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- March 7, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus will bring the unforgettable vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and actress, Kim Trusty, to campus in recognition of Women's History month.

Trusty will perform the music of "The Sophisticated Ladies," Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Bessie Smith, and Sarah Vaughn, on Sunday, April 3, at 3 p.m. in the Paff Auditorium of the Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. URI student admission is $5. Admission to the show includes refreshments. For more information, call 277-5000.

Trusty, who began singing more than 30 years ago in an all-black Baptist church in rural Pennsylvania, has evolved into one of the hottest acts on stage today. Described as presenting “a silky smooth combination of blues and jazz,” Trusty offers an unforgettable style rarely seen in the music industry. She is a Berklee College of Music graduate who now lives in Providence.

This will be Trusty’s second performance at the URI campus in Providence, following her star role in last year’s premiere of “Waiting for Bessie Smith,” the musical by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, co-founder and artistic director of Mixed Magic Theatre & Cultural Events.

This event is co-sponsored by the URI Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education Office of Student Services and the Student Government Board.