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A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends: A Carrie Newcomer Concert

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Highland Community College

2998 W. Pearl City Road

Student Conference Center, Room H201

Freeport, IL 61032

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A Gathering of Spirits and a Festival of Friends - A Concerty by Carrie Newcomer

The event is FREE and open to the public!

Carrie Newcomer is a songwriter, recording artist, performer and educator. She has been described as a “soaring songstress” by Billboard and a “prairie mystic” by the Boston Globe. The Austin Statesman described her as having “a voice as rich as Godiva chocolate” and Rolling Stone once said, she “asks all the right questions.” Most simply put, the Dallas Morning News said, “she's the kind of artist whose music makes you stop, think and then say, 'that is so true.’” Recent appearances on PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and National Award Winning Krista Tippett’s On Being, have focused on her use of creative art-form as a spiritual/mindfulness practice, her work in social/ environmental justice, interfaith dialogue, progressive spirituality and as a champion for a new political conversation. She has toured with Alison Krauss Europe and the U.S. Nickel Creek recorded Newcomer’s song “I Should’ve Known Better” on their Grammy winning album This Side. In the fall of 2009 and 2011, Newcomer was a cultural ambassador to India invited by the American Embassy of India. In October 2011, she released her interfaith collaborative benefit album Everything is Everywhere with world master of the Indian Sarod, Amjad Ali Khan. In June 2012, Carrie Newcomer traveled to Kenya, Africa performing in schools, hospitals, spiritual communities and AIDS hospitals. In 2013, Carrie visited organizations dedicated to non-violent conflict resolution through the arts and the empowerment of women in the Middle East. Huffington Post Religion Community listed her song “Holy as the Day is Spent” as one of the best spiritual songs of 2012. She was listed as one of the “50 most influential folk musicians of the past 50 years” by Chicago’s WFMT and Boston’s WBEZ listed her as one of the most influential folk artists of the last 25 years. Newcomer, a contemplative Quaker, cuts across secular and spiritual boundaries. In recent years, Newcomer has emerged as a prominent voice for progressive spirituality, social and environmental justice. Carrie internationally facilitates workshops and presents keynotes on the topics of songwriting, spirituality & vocation in secular, college/educational and spiritual settings.

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What time can I arrive?

Doors open at 1:00 p.m.

Can I reserve my seat?

No, the tickets are for counting purposes. The concert is free and seating is general admission. Please arrive early to sit where you prefer.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Location: Highland Community College Student Conference Center, Building H, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, The Newell Room, Rm. 201
The Student Conference Center, Building H, is on the northwest corner of the Freeport campus. Parking is directly north of the building entrance; the building is fully accessible. For directions to the college, check the website: www.highland.edu or call 815.235.6121

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, not necessary. We are using ticketing system for attendance purposes.

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