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April 20, 2014

Rock violinist, stand-up comic to perform in free events at Lewisburg

LEWISBURG — The Greenbrier Valley Campus of New River Community and Technical College will celebrate Student Appreciation Week April 21-25 with a number of events including two special performances that are open to the public free of charge.

Adam DeGraff will demonstrate his virtuosity on the rock violin in a program at 1 p.m. Monday in the Student Lounge on the ground floor of Greenbrier Hall.

Lewisburg-based DeGraff is a violinist, composer, teacher and farmer who spent the first part of his career as a professional orchestral musician. Since then, he has been experimenting with rock violin, song writing, alternative music education and traditional organic farming practices. He performs anywhere and everywhere with his groups The Weight, Pianafiddle and The Dueling Fiddlers. You can learn more about his eclectic musical career at adamviolin.com.

Prepare to give your funny bone a workout Wednesday at Wednesday when stand-up comic Jay Harris brings Jay’s Birthday Show to GVC. That program will also be in the Student Lounge. Harris lives in Chicago and works full-time as a stand-up comedian while moonlighting as a financial adviser. Check him out at jayharriscomedy.com.

For information about this and other programs at the Greenbrier Valley Campus, contact Wanda Johnson, program coordinator, at 304-647-6710.

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