ATHENS, Ohio -- Late night television is an interesting neighborhood. You never know whom you're going to run into there. If you happen to watch Late Night with Conan O'Brien, for instance, you'll run into one of the most-heard, most-seen, most-recorded drummers in the past thirty years -- Max Weinberg, the man The New York Times called "the rhythmic backbone of the E Street Band." And Ohio University students and their parents will be able to see him in person on Saturday, Feb. 14, when Weinberg drums into Athens for Winter Parents Weekend.
Weinberg has been known for his popular role as music director and band leader for NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and was an original band member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Not only has he become a world renowned drummer, but he has performed for former President Clinton and Mrs. Clinton and lectured at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland.
"He has an inspiring message and lots of behind-the-scenes gossip from the worlds of music and television," said Kacie Scherry, UPC Cultural Arts Chair. "I think he'll appeal to both the students and their parents."
The program is presented by University Program Council, and will take place at 8 p.m. at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium box office. The box office is open from noon-5pm Monday through Friday. The ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. To purchase tickets over the phone, please contact the box office at (740) 593-1780.
University Program Council regularly presents films, special events, lectures, concerts and comedians on Ohio University's campus. The group, an arm of the Office of Student Activities, is always looking for more members and input on its programs. Please call (740) 593-4060 with questions or comments or if you are interested in becoming involved.
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Media Contact: UPC Public Relations Director Lee Freedman, (740) 593-4171 (W), (740) 707-3723 (C) or firstname.lastname@example.org