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   from the issue of October 12, 2006

Bo Diddley to play Lied Center Oct. 14

Legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bo Diddley will share his music 7:30 p.m. Oct 14 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Alvin Youngblood Hart and Ruthie Foster will join Diddley.

Scott Anderson, associate professor of trombone in the School of Music, will offer a pre-performance talk at 7 p.m. in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room. Seating is limited.

Few artists truly merit legendary status, however Diddley is one of them. He played a crucial role in the birth of rock and roll and he continues to impact the direction of popular music. Nicknamed "The Originator," Diddley created the revolutionary sound known as the "Bo Diddley Beat." It has been cited as the most plagiarized rhythms of the 20th century. Diddley marked his 50th anniversary in the music business in February 2005.

Hart has received numerous awards for his genre-defying music.

Foster's music is described as a hybrid of blues, gospel, roots, and folk music. Her vocal talents have critics comparing her to Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin.

Tickets are $40, $35 and $30. UNL students with a valid NCard and youth 18 and under can purchase tickets for half price.

For more information, or to order tickets, go online to or call 472-4747.



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