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News Indie Artist Mal Blum Headlines Concert Benefiting Women's Resource Center, April 21

MARLBORO, VT - (April 11, 2011) - Rising indie singer/songwriter Mal Blum headlines a benefit concert for the Marlboro College Women's Resource Center on April 21st at 7:30 p.m. in the college's Campus Center.

Blum has opened for national artists including Amanda Palmer, Kimya Dawson, and Melissa Ferrick. Her music earned top ten status on the 2009 Click List, a feature of the LGBT television and web network, LOGO. Deborah Singer of Hear/Say magazine calls Blum, "A talented artist that makes songs where you don't want to miss a word."

Admission is by suggested donation of $10 ($3 for Marlboro College students with ID). Also performing during the benefit concert are Shea Witzo and Turning into Softy. Witzo is a current Marlboro student and activist whose performances blend jazz vocals with ukulele and oftentimes a megaphone. Turning Into Softy plays acoustic pop and is led by Marlboro students Christina Schneider and Michael Schneeweis.

The Women's Resource Center was founded in the spring of 2010 by several concerned female students who felt the community would benefit from more education around issues of sexism, gender and women's health as well as advocacy for female students. Since its foundation the WRC has brought in speakers and consultants, encouraged discussion of racism, sexism and sexual assault and worked as an institutional advocate for women at Marlboro.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In case of inclement weather, call the Marlboro College Events line at 802-451-7151.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and master's degree and certificate programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration, nonprofit management 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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