Adams State College presents two free concerts in March

(02-27-2009)

Musician Laurie Dameron hits southern Colorado in March as part of her What Can I Do? tour. Dameron will start the tour at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at her alma mater, Adams State. The concert is free and will be held in the Loft, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

Her recent song, "What Can I Do? (to help this planet, to help out you)", urges people to be part of the solution to save the planet and make the world a better place. Dameron will perform this and plenty of other original, inspirational songs. In addition to being a songwriter Laurie is an accomplished jazz guitarist and vocalist and will sing some tunes from her new jazz CD, "I Can't Wait to See You Again".

The second free concert brings back the popular Hip Hop/spoken word artist, Adrian H. Molina, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Adams State College Loft, located on the second floor of the Student Union Building.

Molina combines his artistic abilities with his enthusiasm for activism and social justice based education. He offers a fresh academic voice with street credibility, insisting on being not only challenging but accessible. He works regularly with a broad range of young people, from elementary students to recent college graduates. He works to transcend race, gender and social class boundaries through both his academic and artistic work.

Artistically, Molina follows in the tradition of Hip-Hop artists and activists who utilize music and entertainment to explore consciousness and social responsibility. His music pushes creative limits. His poetic flows engage listeners, often provoking an emotional response and a desire to act. Lyrically, Molina remains raw and uncompromising in his analysis of the times, but still insists on the existence of possibilities for increased equality and social justice.