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Tuesday February 14, 2017

From The Daily Campus

Kathy Mattea makes UConn winter a little warmer
By: Brian Roach

On Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., Grammy Award-winning country singer Kathy Mattea appeared on stage, alongside her guitarist and friend Bill Cooley, at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. They styled their event “The Acoustic Living Room”, featuring a wide variety of both popular and less-known songs and stories.

Acclaimed country singer Mattea filled Jorgensen with music, memories, and unabashed honesty.

The evening took on an easygoing, intimate atmosphere. Set in typical cabaret fashion with candlelit tables at the front of the auditorium and open access to snacks and beverages from the bar, Mattea and Cooley performed for their audience with refreshing openness and sincerity.

“This whole night is about being real, not perfect,” Mattea said early on in the night. Her comment encapsulated the night in a nutshell.

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