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Tuesday, April 18, 2000

Don Eaton Lecture, April 26; "Seeds of Peace" Concert April 27

SALISBURY, MD---Nationally recognized singer-songwriter, recording artist and seminar leader Don Eaton concludes Salisbury State University's Spring 2000 Lecture Series, "Broadening the Conversation: Listening to Spiritual Perspectives," with a double-header: a lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, followed by his "Seeds of Peace" concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27. Both events, free and open to the public, are in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

Eaton lives in Portland, OR, and is the founder of Small Change, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to compassion education and hunger relief. Eaton believes satisfying both the hunger of the heart and the hunger of the body is best accomplished by focusing on peace, justice and environmental issues.

Eaton's singing voice is often compared to that of Don MacLean ("American Pie"), John Denver ("Rocky Mountain High") and Dan Fogelberg, and he plays both the six- and 12-string guitar. Eaton's song "I Am One Voice" received national attention when Suzanne Somers introduced it on The Oprah Winfrey Show and it was part of the emotional conclusion of The Suzanne Somers Story on the ABC Movie of the Week.

Winfrey's talk show and the Somers' movie propelled the song to national anthem status for Adult Children of Alcoholics. "I Am One Voice" has become a favorite in churches across the country.

"... His songs open the heart and leave you spellbound. They reveal the authentic presence of a compassionate soul. I highly recommend him to people of all faiths," said Carolyn Craft, a national radio-media consultant with the Voice of Unity in Lee's Summit, MO.

Eaton has released four albums of original songs and he tours nationwide as a concert artist, workshop leader and guest lecturer-teacher. He has also toured in Canada, Europe, Central America and the former Soviet Union.

SSU's Spring 2000 Lecture Series was developed by the University's Ad Hoc Committee on Spiritual Life and the Cultural Affairs Council to foster spiritual growth in the community, particularly among students. For additional information call the SSU Public Relations Office at 410-543-6030.


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