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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

State Troubadour to make music at library


The public is invited to an all-ages performance by Connecticut’s State Troubador, Lara Herscovitch, from 6 to 7 p.m. April 21 at The New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St.

The Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism appointed Herscovitch as State Troubadour for 2009-10. Herscovitch is a singer-songwriter whose original music blends acoustic/folk withpop, jazz, blues and Latin styles. Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange rates Lara’s latest CD, Juror Number 13, “among the best folk releases of the year.” Find out more at http://www.laraherscovitch.com/.

In addition to her work as a professional musician, Herscovitch is active in public policy and social work. She has worked in the U.S., Latin America and Asia on behalf of disadvantaged individuals, and her deep appreciation for and understanding of the importance of cultural diversity and global issues is threaded into her music.

There is no charge for the all-ages musical presentation, and free parking is available. Seating is limited, so make your reservations now at http://www.troubador.eventbrite.com/ or call 946-8835. (April 19-25 is Restaurant Week in New Haven. Make an evening of it by combining this event with a prix fixe dinner afterward at one of New Haven’s fine restaurants! Details: http://www.infonewhaven.com/)

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