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Press Release: An Insider's Look at the State Theatre
Date: 10/29/2004

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An Insider's Look at the State Theatre, Wed., Nov. 3

Shelley Brown, executive director at the State Theater in Easton, will speak on "What's Going on at the State?" at noon, Wed., Nov. 3, in Trexler Library at DeSales. The talk is part of the Trexler Library Brown Bag Lunch Series and is open to the public free of charge. In her presentation, Brown will provide an insider's look at theater operations.  A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

Brown joined the State Theatre, Center for the Arts, Inc., in 1993. As executive director, she is responsible for supervising all operations and technical aspects for the State Theatre and its productions, annual and long-range fundraising, and programming over 100 shows per season for the 1,549 seat restored vaudeville house, plus the Acopian Ballroom and The Gallery at the State Theatre in downtown Easton. She also created and is executive producer of the State Theatre FREDDY Awards, a Tony-award style ceremony held each May to recognize outstanding achievement in high school musicals in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Pa., and in Warren County in N.J.

Prior to the State Theatre, Brown was executive producer, vice president for development and principal on-air personality of WLVT-TV, the Lehigh Valley's public television station, for over 18 years. During that time, her programs received 7 Golden Keystone Awards and her magazine series "First Monday" received an Emmy Award nomination.

Her honors and awards include the 2002 Athena Award from the Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce, the 2001 Martin Zippel Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Easton, and the 2000 NIKE Award from the Business & Professional Women's Club of the Lehigh Valley.

The Trexler Library Brown Bag Lunch Series was established in September 1999. The purpose of the series is to provide faculty, staff, and students an opportunity to share their research projects, personal interests, and hobbies with the whole DeSales University community.

For more information on the program or the Brown Bag Lunch Series, please contact Loretta Ulincy, public services librarian with the Trexler Library at DeSales University, at (610) 282-1100, ext. 1346 or at Loretta.Ulincy@desales.edu.

Press Release: An Insider's Look at the State Theatre | Posted on: 10/29/2004

For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive D
irector of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu

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