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Suzanne Vega Saturday night at the concert hall
August 19, 2009, 3:51 pm
Filed under: Arts & Culture, Durango events, KSUT event picks, KSUT programming, music

Another first for Durango this weekend – Suzanne Vega comes to town for a performance at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College.

Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’s best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper- brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.” Tickets available through the concert hall box office 247-7657, or online durangoconcerts.com.

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