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January 30, 2012

NEWS RELEASE FROM CAL POLY ARTS:
CONTACT:  LISA WOSKE, lwoske@calpoly.edu
TICKET SALES:  805/756-2787
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Judy Garland’s Daughter Sings a Tribute Show at the PAC

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA –  Lorna Luft, daughter of legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, began her career at age 11 on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since.  The celebrated performer, stage/film/television actress, best-selling author, recording artist, and Emmy-nominated producer will be bringing her Judy Garland tribute concert – “Songs My Mother Taught Me” – to the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center at 7 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Cal Poly Arts presents the internationally acclaimed one-woman multi-media show that features Garland's legendary songbook and video performances.  “Songs” is pure musical excitement: a lovingly staged extravaganza melding one of the world's most familiar music with intensely personal, often hilarious memories of her mother, delivered by a vocal powerhouse in her own right.

“A truly phenomenal celebration of Judy Garland's musical genius…affectionate, amusing ... a knock-out!" (New York Post)

"Luft's fast-paced performance explodes in a compelling blend of musical excitement and poignant rememberance ... it's magical." (Los Angeles Times)

"A rousing, dramatically riveting musical event. The use of Garland video has enormous impact. Luft belts the songs with fully committed vitality, delivering with passion and honesty. Luft infuses it with uplifting joy. The singer's time has come."  (Daily Variety)

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $16 to $38 and may be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 

To order by phone, call 805/756-2787; to order by fax: 805/756-6088.

24-hour on-line ordering is available at www.calpolyarts.org.

10% discount offered to groups of 10 or more. (Not applicable to student rates)

For more information on all Cal Poly Arts events, including audio and video samples, please visit www.calpolyarts.org.

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