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SpringFest at Ohio Wesleyan to be Held April 24
‘Yo La Tengo’ and Computer Song Mixer ‘Girl Talk’ to Perform

March 9, 2009

Yo La Tengo
Photo courtesy of Yo La Tengo
DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University will host a festival-style concert featuring the indie alternative group Yo La Tengo, computer song-masher Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis), and special guests at its annual SpringFest at 7 p.m. April 24 in the university’s Gordon Field House, inside Branch Rickey Arena, 105 S. Sandusky St.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for Ohio Wesleyan students. Tickets are available online at www.TicketWeb.com and at the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center information desk, 40 Rowland Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (cash or check only).

Yo La Tengo is an American indie alternative rock band with 15 albums to its credit. The band formed in 1984, and its music has been featured in TV’s “24” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Girl Talk
Photo courtesy of Girl Talk
Girl Talk does not include instruments or musicians—instead Gregg Gillis uses his laptop computer to “mash up” segments of popular songs into dance mixes that typically electrify the crowd.

Ohio Wesleyan’s annual SpringFest, which attracts nationally known musical acts, includes student involvement in various features, such as construction and setup of the stage. About 3,000 tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, call (740) 368-3188.

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 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.