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Longwood’s annual Roy Clark Benefit Concert to be Dec. 17

November 28, 2011

Roy Clark

The annual Roy Clark Benefit Concert at Longwood University will be Saturday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium.

This is the 19th year Clark has performed at Longwood. Tickets are available at the Box Office located on the first floor of the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre at the south end of campus on the corner of Franklin and Race streets. Box office hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Seating in Jarman is reserved at $30 per person. Reservations can be made with cash, checks or credit cards. For more information, call the Box Office at 434-395-2474 or email boxoffice@longwood.edu.

Proceeds from the concert benefit the Roy Clark Music Scholarship, which he established in 1995 in memory of his parents, Hester and Lillian Clark. Clark, who lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, supports philanthropic causes that aid young people, and he has raised money for the emergency treatment center at Centra Southside Community Hospital in Farmville.

Clark, a native of Meherrin in Lunenburg County, is one of the world's most popular entertainers. Described as "one pistol of a musician," he is a virtuoso performer on 12-string and acoustic guitar, banjo and fiddle, and he can "get by" on five other instruments. He has recorded a string of hits over the years, including "Yesterday When I was Young" and his own 12-string version of "Malaguena," and has received countless awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association.