9/16/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – As part of Ashland University’s Homecoming celebration on Oct. 7, Ashland University will host a tribute concert titled, “Tenderly: A Tribute to Rosemary Clooney,” that will cover all of Rosemary Clooney’s most memorable songs and take the audience back to another era.
The concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus, will feature Cathi Muckle, the daughter of Betty Clooney, who is Rosemary Clooney’s sister. Muckle, a professional singer and educator who lives in Las Vegas, actually toured with her legendary aunt and even recorded “The Coffee Song” with Rosemary Clooney.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this special concert event as part of our homecoming celebration this year,” said Dr. Carlos Campo, who is slated to emcee the event. Campo is the brother of Muckle.
Muckle will be accompanied at the event by the Ashland University Jazz Orchestra directed by AU Professor of Music Dr. Scott Garlock and a Jazz trio.
The event is open to the public and general admission tickets for the event are $10 for adult and $5 for senior citizens, students and AU employees. In addition, a VIP package at $25 per ticket will include a private upscale cocktail reception with the artist preceding the performance at 6:30 p.m. as well as preferred seating at the concert. VIP package sales end Oct. 3.
Those with questions or wanting tickets can contact the AU Box Office at 419.289.5125 or go online at ashland.edu/tickets. Doors for the concert open at 7 p.m. and a cash bar will be available at the event.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Elizabeth M. Pastor Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1992 by friends of Liz Pastor, AU Trustee's Distinguished Professor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving full-time undergraduate student enrolled studying for a bachelor of arts in music with piano as the major instrument or music education majors with piano as their chosen instrument.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.