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Friday, October 14, 2005

French Dinner Features Violinist, Accordionist November 3"

class=""MsoNormal"">SALISBURY, MD---When she formed The Crystal Strings in 1982, violinist Stephanie Myers had little idea two decades later her group would have played for five presidents, performed at two Olympics and be named The Washingtonian magazine’s top choice for string ensemble.

class=""MsoNormal"">Myers and Crystal Strings accordionist Lou Coppola entertain diners during Salisbury University Dining Services’ French dinner from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 3, in the Bistro of the Commons.

class=""MsoNormal"">Myers and Coppola are members of The Crystal Strings, a Washington, D.C.-based music group named top choice for string ensemble by The Washingtonian magazine. The group has played for five U.S. presidents, among other audiences. Founder Myers also has performed at the Olympics in Seoul and Barcelona.

class=""MsoNormal"">The menu includes herb-crusted salmon, braised chicken in wine sauce, French beans in shallot butter, pasta and scallops, grilled chicken steak Diane, red roasted potatoes, cassoulet vegetarian, spinach and herb soufflet, chocolate mousse and apple torte.

class=""MsoNormal"">The cost of the meal is $8.95 plus tax for adults, $5.50 plus tax for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 dine free.

class=""MsoNormal"">Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Affairs, University Dining Services and the Modern Languages Department, the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6271 or visit the SU Web site at "

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