6271-Kawfee Haus Series: Justin McRoberts
6271-February 13, 2012
The Malone University Student Activities Counsel continues its Kawfee Haus and Concert Series with singer/songwriter Justin McRoberts Tuesday, February 21 at 9 p.m. in the Stewart Room. The concert is free to Malone University faculty, staff, and students; $5 at the door for guests. This will mark the Christian artist's 10th appearance at Malone.
Since 1999 Justin McRoberts has been a constant and noteworthy presence on the independent music scene. A songwriter, storyteller, teacher, and an advocate, he is one of those rare artists who blends artistry, honesty and humor seamlessly. "In and through art," Justin writes "we learn to see ourselves and our world as part of a cohesive, Divinely-orchestrated story." Sharing songs and stories with an audience is where Justin's gifts are most fully realized. His live shows strike a delicate balance between intellect and emotion. While his audiences are diverse, from congregates in a small rural church to young professionals in DC, most of Justin's schedule is made up of appearances on college campuses in the continental US. Including early releases with 5 Minute Walk Records, McRoberts has consistently made thoughtful and well crafted albums. His catalogue currently includes 7 full-length projects and handful of EP's. Central to Justin's work is advocacy on behalf of the poor and oppressed through Compassion International. "Not only do the poor need us," he writes "we need the poor to remind us what being human is about. In the same way that the poor learn to identify themselves with their lack, the wealthy learn to identify themselves with their wealth. It is in the meeting of the two that we can recognize ourselves and one another as human."
Justin McRoberts has always been known for the quality and impact of his live shows. A thoughtful and talented songwriter, his performances are marked by insightful and often whimsical stories and reflections. As a representative of Compassion International and one of the founding pastors at Shelter Covenant Church, Justin has grown into an impassioned, wise and effective teacher and communicator.
Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
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