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News SINGER ANAIS MITCHELL AND THE HADESTOWN ORCHESTRA TO PERFORM AT MARLBORO COLLEGE, APRIL 10

MARLBORO, VT - (April 1st, 2010) - Marlboro College will present Anais Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra, featuring Michael Chorney Sextet at 8:30 PM, Saturday, April 10, at the dining hall.

Vermont-based Anaïs Mitchell writes songs that are as intimate as conversations and as rich in detail as short stories. Her 2004 debut CD, Hymns for the Exiled, caught the attention of Ani DiFranco, who added Mitchell to the artist roster for her label, Righteous Babe Records. Mitchell's 2007 CD, The Brightness, was praised by the Boston Globe for its "vivid snapshots of sweetly ordinary moments." Her latest release, Hadestown, is an epic "folk opera" retelling of the Orpheus myth, and features guest performances by Ani DiFranco, Bon Iver, Greg Brown and others.

Opening for Mitchell will be Marlboro College alumna Helen Hummel '09. Doors open at 8:00 pm. General admission is $10 and there is no charge for Marlboro College students, faculty and staff (must present ID).

Images available upon request. For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.
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