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Tuesday, July 5, 2005

Summer Center Brings Together Talented Maryland Youth

SALISBURY, MD---Jazz with a Latin flavor, classical music and show tunes: this year’s Maryland Summer Center for the Arts provides a musical potpourri at Salisbury University. Latin music group Salsamba! comes to Holloway Hall Auditorium 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13,  as part of the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts. A jazz quintet with a recipe for musical excitement, Salsamba! blends the traditions of American jazz with the spicy rhythms of Cuba, Brazil and the Caribbean. Much of the group’s music is written and arranged by guitarist and leader Eric Susoeff. In addition to appearing on National Public Radio’s American Jazz Radio Festival, the Pittsburgh-based group opened for late Latin jazz king Tito Puente. Co-sponsored by the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, tickets to the group’s Salisbury performance are $18, available at the door. The Summer Center also hosts several free performances and exhibits by its 140 students throughout the month. Music theatre class students perform Broadway selections at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Salisbury 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 13. Orchestra students perform classical and contemporary pieces at the store 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14. The Summer Center concludes with performances by students 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. During that time, visual arts students from the center also will exhibit their works in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. The community is invited. Sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education and directed by SU Communication and Theatre Arts faculty Robert Smith, the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts at Salisbury University offers talented middle and high school students across the state an opportunity to study music/orchestra, visual art, musical theatre, television production and acting in a two-week residential summer program. For more information call Center Director Robert Smith at 548-4777 or visit the SU Web site at

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