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Black Violin duo to perform concert at CCU

March 22, 2011

Black Violin, a duo of classically trained violinists that fuses hip-hop with classical music, will perform at Coastal Carolina University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 in Wheelwright Auditorium.

Wil B and Kev Marcus, along with their DJ, have toured around the world, playing their original stringed sound combination of jazz, hip-hop, funk and classical that incorporates influences from Bach to Jay-Z. Black Violin has worked with artists as diverse as Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Kanye West, Fifty Cent, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Aretha Franklin, the Eagles and others. In 2005, the group was given the Apollo Legend award by the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

In addition to promoting its debut album, Black Violin is also dedicated to giving back to kids in an effort to help them think outside the box, with performances, workshops and festivals at schools throughout North America. For additional information on the group, visit www.blackviolin.net.

General admission tickets are $20 to $15 each; tickets for CCU and Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) students (one per valid ID), and children age 10 and under are $5; tickets for CCU and HGTC faculty/staff (two per valid ID) are $10; and alumni, seniors (65+), teens ages 11 to 17, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will receive a $5 discount.

Ticket reservations are available at the Wheelwright Box Office, open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 843-349-2502. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.coastal.edu/culturalarts/tickets.html.