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Kirkland Fine Arts Center presents Rhonda Vincent and the Rage on Saturday

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[April 12, 2014]  DECATUR Millikin University welcomes Rhonda Vincent and the Rage to Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Saturday. The performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m., is part of the Women of Bluegrass Festival at Kirkland Fine Arts Center, featuring jam sessions throughout the day.

Vincent, "The New Queen of Bluegrass" as proclaimed by the Wall Street Journal, is a top draw in bluegrass music and beyond. She has been featured in People magazine, Oprah's "O" magazine, appeared with such notables as Dolly Parton and Norah Jones, and received praise from high-profile fans such as Bernie Taupin and Levon Helms.

Vincent's music knows no boundaries. With over 80 awards to their credit, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage have emerged as the most decorated band in bluegrass. Among their honors are "Song of the Year," "Entertainer of the Year" and an unrivaled seven consecutive "Female Vocalist of the Year" awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association.

Additionally, Vincent received "Entertainer of the Year" and "Female Vocalist of the Year (Contemporary)" at the 39th annual Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Awards show.

For more information on Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, visit

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Due to circumstances beyond the organizers' control, the Women of Bluegrass Festival keynote speaker, Murphy Hicks Henry, will not be appearing on Saturday at 6:30 pm. The Rhonda Vincent and the Rage performance will go on as scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the concert are $20-$30 for adults and $10-$15 for children and may be purchased by phone at 217-424-6318 or online at A $2.50 fee will be charged for credit card purchases. This is a per transaction fee, not per ticket, and applies to online and box office orders.

For more information on Kirkland Fine Arts Center, visit Events at the Kirkland Fine Arts Center are partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and the Midwest Arts Council.

[Text from file received from Millikin University]

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