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6396-Malone University celebrates a diversity of cultures

6396-September 11, 2012

Canton, OH.  The Malone University Office of Multicultural Services will host Culturefest Monday, September 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Quad, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The event includes an outdoor buffet, music, and entertainment. The public is welcome – there will be a $10 charge to the general public for dinner, or they may come to enjoy the entertainment free of charge.

Featured entertainment includes percussionist Elec Simon from the Broadway Hit Play...Stomp. In addition, DJ Smizzle will be spinning Latin, Soul, and other musical dance line tunes, and there will be a step show by the Timken High School Step Team.

From his website:

Elec Simon has been influencing both aspiring and established musicians of every age for most of his life. From early childhood on, this self-taught musician and tap dancer has viewed everything around him as an instrument for sharing his passion for music and percussion. In 2005 Elec first joined the professional realm as a cast member of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of STOMP where he still performs occasionally on tour. In 2005 Elec also performed in Tap Extravaganza in NYC, along with Savion Glover, whose performance in Bring in Da Noise Bring in Da Funk inspired Elec to embark on a life of dance and percussion.

As a percussionist, Elec has been invited to sit in at several legendary Harlem jazz clubs, including St. Nick's Pub, Minton's Playhouse and Lennox Lounge, where he has jammed alongside jazz artists Patience Higgins, Andy McLeod, and Dave Gibson. Elec has also accompanied funk master Justin Miles and hip hop artist Ace Boogie as the percussionist on recent recordings.

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.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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