Mary Chapin Carpenter To Headline Benefit Concert For University of Virginia Cancer Center

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from Mary Chapin Carpenter

    LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed singer/songwriter Mary
 Chapin Carpenter is set to headline a pair of benefit concerts for the
 University of Virginia Cancer Center, scheduled to take place at the legendary
 Cabell Hall Auditorium on the UVA campus, May 11th and 12th.  In addition to
 the performance by Mary Chapin, the gala event will also honor legendary UVA
 women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan and Virginia State Senator Emily Couric,
 who is currently battling cancer.
     Tickets for the event sold out in about an hour, with the second show
 selling out in a day.  The money raised by the events will be earmarked for
 patient support services at the UVACC.  Judged by U.S. News & World Report as
 one of the country's Top 25 Cancer Centers, the UVACC is dedicated to
 providing exceptional care to cancer patients and their families through
 advanced medical technology and research.  Said Mary Chapin of the event, "I'm
 really grateful that I'm able to help raise money for the Cancer Center by
 performing.  It's what I love to do, and the benefit aspect makes it all the
 more special.  And working with Senator Couric, Coach Ryan, the folks at UVA
 and the Cancer Center has been really terrific."
     Mary Chapin's newest Columbia album, TIME * SEX * LOVE * is due in stores
 May 29th.  She made her album debut in 1987 with Hometown Girl, followed by
 State of The Heart (1989) and Shooting Straight In The Dark (1990), which
 included the smash hit "Down At the Twist and Shout."  Subsequent albums were
 1992's Come On Come On, Stones In The Road (1994) A Place In The World (1996)
 and Party Doll And Other Favorites (1999) a compilation of hits, live tracks
 and other rarities entitled.  She has earned five Grammys over the course of
 her distinguished career.
     Throughout her career, Carpenter has been politically active.  She has
 donated her time to causes such as the Voiceless Victims Project of the
 Institute for Interculture Understanding, the Wilderness Society's Women's
 Health Environmental Network, and the Campaign to Ban Landmines, to name a
 few.  In February of this year, she journeyed to Cambodia with the Vietnam
 Veterans of America Foundation to further the cause of the Campaign to Ban
 Landmines.
 
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    LOS ANGELES, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed singer/songwriter Mary
 Chapin Carpenter is set to headline a pair of benefit concerts for the
 University of Virginia Cancer Center, scheduled to take place at the legendary
 Cabell Hall Auditorium on the UVA campus, May 11th and 12th.  In addition to
 the performance by Mary Chapin, the gala event will also honor legendary UVA
 women's basketball coach Debbie Ryan and Virginia State Senator Emily Couric,
 who is currently battling cancer.
     Tickets for the event sold out in about an hour, with the second show
 selling out in a day.  The money raised by the events will be earmarked for
 patient support services at the UVACC.  Judged by U.S. News & World Report as
 one of the country's Top 25 Cancer Centers, the UVACC is dedicated to
 providing exceptional care to cancer patients and their families through
 advanced medical technology and research.  Said Mary Chapin of the event, "I'm
 really grateful that I'm able to help raise money for the Cancer Center by
 performing.  It's what I love to do, and the benefit aspect makes it all the
 more special.  And working with Senator Couric, Coach Ryan, the folks at UVA
 and the Cancer Center has been really terrific."
     Mary Chapin's newest Columbia album, TIME * SEX * LOVE * is due in stores
 May 29th.  She made her album debut in 1987 with Hometown Girl, followed by
 State of The Heart (1989) and Shooting Straight In The Dark (1990), which
 included the smash hit "Down At the Twist and Shout."  Subsequent albums were
 1992's Come On Come On, Stones In The Road (1994) A Place In The World (1996)
 and Party Doll And Other Favorites (1999) a compilation of hits, live tracks
 and other rarities entitled.  She has earned five Grammys over the course of
 her distinguished career.
     Throughout her career, Carpenter has been politically active.  She has
 donated her time to causes such as the Voiceless Victims Project of the
 Institute for Interculture Understanding, the Wilderness Society's Women's
 Health Environmental Network, and the Campaign to Ban Landmines, to name a
 few.  In February of this year, she journeyed to Cambodia with the Vietnam
 Veterans of America Foundation to further the cause of the Campaign to Ban
 Landmines.
 
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