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Multi-talented Kathy Johnson is Guest Artist at House Concert

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Date: April 12, 2011
Contact: Jennie Vasarhelyi, 440-546-5990
Contact: Ralph Davila, 330-657-2909, ext. 109

Brecksville, Ohio On Sunday, April 17, 2011, Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park host their monthly house concert featuring former CVNP Artist-in-Residence Ed Caner who serves as both musician and host. The series, which occurs on the third Sunday of every month through May, will highlight local guest performers and different styles of music in the intimate setting of a restored bank barn on the Hines Hill Campus.

Concerts start at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $6 Conservancy members. Advance sales are recommended and are available by calling 330-657-2909. Seating is limited. Facility is not wheelchair accessible. For updated ticket availability information, call the Cultural Arts Hotline at 330-650-4636, ext. 228. The hotline is updated at 2 p.m. the day of every concert and is intended to inform callers of sold-out events or weather-related cancellations

Violinist/Fiddler Ed Caner has been labeled by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as, "One of the most versatile musicians on the planet." During the past 15 years, he has performed as a sideman for over 50 major acts. Joining Ed this month is singer, guitarist, and songwriter Kathy Johnson, performing her own originals, folk, vintage country, cowboy songs, and popular standards. Her programs combine interesting material, witty commentary, and a fun straightforward style. Kathy has recorded three CDs which received enthusiastic reviews from critics and fans. For over 25 years, she has sung at festivals and clubs in the Eastern U.S., Nashville, and Canada and has performed 12 years at First Night Akron. She is in the Ohio Arts Council's Performing Arts on Tour program and is on the Artist Roster of the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In 2007, Kathy was selected as a semi-finalist in the NewSong Academy Songwriting Contest and her song, "Way Out West," was the honored first track on the compilation Folk Train 2001 CD, which featured 24 musicians from the U.S., Canada, and England.

Hines Hill Conference Center is located at 1403 W. Hines Hill Road in Peninsula 44264. This is approximately one mile east of Riverview Road. The Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a nonprofit organization created to engage public support for the park and provide services to enhance public use and enjoyment of the park. For more information about the Conservancy and its membership program, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or www.dayinthevalley.com or call 330-657-2752 or 800-257-9477.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."