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Source: Martha Scott, 785-532-7718,
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News release prepared by: Andrew North, 785-532-7718,

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Singer, songwriter and musician Kelley Hunt will perform at the annual fundraiser for Kansas State University's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The event will be 6 p.m. Friday, April 16, at the Wareham Opera House in Manhattan, 410 Poyntz Ave.

"Shades of Blue Starring Kelley Hunt" will feature the Kansas City native, whose music has been influenced by her hometown's rhythm and blues, jazz and gospel music. Hunt is a vocalist, pianist and songwriter whose work is known throughout North America and Europe.

Single tickets for floor seating and dinner are $125 and include complementary wine and a grand hors d'oeuvres buffet. Balcony seats for the performance are $30.

Funds raised will support the purchase of works by regional artists who represent the best of Kansas' visual arts culture. The fundraiser is organized and sponsored by the Friends of the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.

For tickets, more information and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ladonna Piper at 785-532-7718.

The Beach Museum of Art is on the southeast corner of the K-State campus at 14th Street and Anderson Avenue. Free visitor parking is available next to the building. Normal museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays.