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Ohio Wesleyan University Concert to Benefit Mocha Club

February 11, 2008

Matt Wertz
DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will host soulful rocker Matt Wertz and its own show-opener, senior Robyn Leah Case, for a concert at 9 p.m. Feb. 27 in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. Cost for non-OWU students to attend is $5, with all proceeds to benefit the Mocha Club, a faith-based organization that supports humanitarian efforts in Africa.

Wertz, a Missouri-born singer and songwriter who now resides in Nashville, Tenn., has been touring nationwide for the past six years. The 27-year-old gained initial fame by performing at Young Life programs—Christian, non-denominational camps for high school students.

Christianity Today calls Wertz’s latest album—“Everything in Between”—a “short album of simplistic love songs both romantic and spiritual, but there’s no denying Matt Wertz has impressive skill when it comes to sentimental pop hooks.”

Ohio Wesleyan senior Robyn Leah Case, also a singer and songwriter, will open the Feb. 27 concert. An English major from Dayton, Ohio, Case’s style is influenced by artists such as Dido and Shawn Colvin. Her current album, “Six Songs,” was first released in 2005 through the OWU English department’s collection of arts and letters, “The Owl.” Case is currently working on her second full-length album. More information can be found at www.robynleahcase.com.

Doors for the show will open at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the $5 non-OWU student admission cost will go to the Mocha Club, dedicated to supporting children’s causes—such as HIV/AIDS and orphanages—in 27 African countries. As little as $7 per month can provide three meals per day for nine orphans or supply one month’s worth of life-saving medicine to a child living with AIDS. For more information, visit www.mochaclub.org.

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.