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PR # 172 March 9, 2009


The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will present Night of Jazz , Saturday, April 4, at 7 p.m. The evening is being offered as part of the Theatre?s Major Artists Series . Tickets cost $20 and $25.

Presented in cooperation with the New Jersey Jazz Society, the evening features a survey of great music from a variety of groups and artists, including Mark O'Conner & His Hot Swing Trio, Five Play, Rio Clemente, Laura Hull and Frank Noviello.

Five Play was created in 1999 from the world renowned Diva Jazz Orchestra as a means to feature some of its players. Violinist and composer Mark O'Connor is considered one of the most gifted contemporary composers in America and is one of the brightest talents of his generation. Rounding out the evening will be some great regional talent, led by vocalist Laura Hull.

For the fifth year in a row, Courier News readers voted The Theatre at RVCC as the ?Best of the Best? in 2008 in the ?Playhouse/Theater? category.

This season The Theatre at RVCC is presenting the Major Artists Series ; the 17th annual Merck Series , made possible by a generous grant from The Merck Company Foundation; School-Time Performances , a series for teachers and students grades pre-K to 12; the Family Series , a series of events designed specially for families with older children; and the Sampler Series , a series of transformational events for children and their families. This year also includes a new series, Tuesdays with Stories , which features great American literature performed by solo actors from The American Place Theatre. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Box Office, 908-725-3420, or order online at www.rvccArts.org . Senior citizen, student and group discounts are also available for a variety of performances.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 40 years, offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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