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Our Local Artist Series:
Long Island's Own- Hosted by WFUV's John Platt
A Double Header of Rockin' Americana/
Urban Country & Bluegrass
The Mary Lamont Band & Buddy Merriam and Back Roads

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Friday March 31st, 2006@ 9:00pm

ADMISSION: $27.50 Full Price / $21.00 IMAC Members

Who says that things don’t get better with age? Now in its fifth installment, IMAC Theater is thrilled to announce our local artist series LONG ISLAND’S OWN (formerly known as Local Artist Deserving Wider Recognition) has a new host: WFUV’s JOHN PLATT.

Don’t let the name change fool you! LONG ISLAND’S OWN still offers everything that Local Artist Deserving Wider Recognition did but without the tongue - twister of a name. As the host of LONG ISLAND’S OWN, WFUV radio personality JOHN PLATT continues to be a driving force behind the support and promotion of local talent. Thanks to a generous grant and tremendous support from the Town of Huntington, IMAC’s quarterly series will take a genre such as singer/songwriter, blues, jazz, folk, country or dance and will offer a sampling of two to three artists in an evening’s performance. The series is meant to challenge Long Island audiences to take a chance, have their horizons expanded and experience a pleasant surprise that they might not have considered in the past.

Our next LONG ISLAND’S OWN will be on Friday March 31st, 2006 at 9:00pm and features rockin’ Americana urban Country and Bluegrass with The Mary Lamont Band and Buddy Merriam and Back Roads.

Canadian-born singer-songwriter Mary Lamont is one of the very finest female vocalists in country music today accompanied by one of the most polished bands working in any genre. Always upbeat and ‘gall danged’ fun these folks are! Mary Lamont presents a mix of songs inspired by the struggles and joys of her life. There’s plenty of twang, teardrops, hope and heart to satisfy discriminating country fans. Deemed "the Queen of Long Island country" by Newsday, the Mary Lamont Band was the first American country band to tour Mainland China. Mary was featured in's prestigious Audio Portraits, which profiles promising and established ASCAP members and their musical achievements.

Buddy Merriam formed Buddy Merriam and Back Roads in 1980 out of his love and respect for traditional Bluegrass music. He became close friends with the Father of Bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, and got to learn and eventually perform with him. Buddy brought Back Roads down to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to perform. They’ve also performed at the grand opening of the Bluegrass Museum and Hall Of Fame. Buddy is proud that the year 2005 marks his 25th year leading one of the regions top traditional bluegrass acts.

Tickets for this performance are $27.50 general public/ $21.00 IMAC members. For further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.

The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Bank of America, Korg USA, The Guitar Center, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, MDNY Healthcare, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.


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