MU welcomes Justin McRoberts to Kawfee Haus and Concert Series March 25
March 12, 2014 | Release # 6867
The Malone University Student Activities Council continues its Kawfee Haus and Concert Series with contemporary singer/songwriter Justin McRoberts Tuesday, March 25 at 9 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, locate on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.
The concert is free to Malone University faculty, staff, and students; $5 at the door for guests.
Coffee provided -- bring your own mug. This will mark the Christian artist's 12th appearance at Malone University.
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.
His newest project – the CMYK Project (cyan, magenta, yellow, black – The Process of Life Together) includes:
A full-length album
20 songs total
A text version of the book (featuring the letters, the essays and the lyrics)
Artwork by 3 visual artists, Macha Suzuki, Dylan Mortimer & Laura Van Duren
An expanded, full-color version of the book (featuring artwork by the three above artists as well as stunning design work by CMYK art director Gregory Madsen).
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 has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 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 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.
Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
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