Jose Feliciano in Concert @ Lackawanna College

Events — By on September 15, 2006 at 9:23 am

Internationally renowned guitarist and vocalist Jose Feliciano and his seven-member ensemble will appear in concert Saturday, September 30, 8:00 p.m. at The Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine Street, Scranton. Tickets are on sale September 1 for $20 and $25 available reserved in advance by phone, (570) 961-7895. A limited number of $75 tickets are also available which includes a special pre-concert reception and preferred Orchestra seating.

Widely regarded as one of the best guitarists in the world, Feliciano has received six Grammy Awards and sixteen nominations (the only artist to receive in both American and Latin categories), and a multitude of other prestigious musical and achievement awards, including Billboard magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1996. He has recorded over seventy albums, including forty-five Gold and Platinum records.

Blind since birth in Puerto Rico in 1945, Jose grew up in modest means in New York’s Spanish Harlem, one of eleven brothers. He was mostly self-taught on several instruments and began performing at age eight. Although he is considered a master of guitar, he has also been an accomplished, vocalist and songwriter, and plays percussion, concertina and accordion.

The world has enjoyed many Feliciano songs for over two generations, including “Light my Fire,” “Rain,” “Chico and the Man,” California Dreamin’,” Destiny,” “Affirmation,” “Ay Carino,” Cuando El Amor Se Acaba,” and holiday perennial, “Feliz Navidad.” His contributions to the music industry are profound, spanning generations and continents while emphasizing cultural diversity. He has also appeared in, or contributed to the sound tracks of several motion pictures, including Academy Award winning “Fargo” in 1995.

Feliciano additionally has a reputation of a humanitarian, supporting many causes worldwide. New York City honored him by renaming Harlem’s Public School 155, “The Jose Feliciano Performing Arts School.”

His performance at Lackawanna College’s Mellow Theater is his first-ever appearance in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Lackawanna College would like to acknowledge its concert sponsors:

City of Scranton, Mark Construction, The Inn at Nichols Village (www.nicholsvillage.com), Petro Shopping Centers, Smith & Solomon Commercial Driver Training, Pennstar Bank (www.pennstarbank.com) and Gateway Access Solutions (www.gwya.net) . Our generous media partners include electric city (www.timesshamrock.com) and Hispanic Resources Network (www.hispanicresourcesnetwork.com) , and WNEP TV (www.wnep.com).

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