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Georgian Court Invites Guests to Indulge in Cabaret Café

Afternoon Coffeehouse to Provide Goodies and Guitar Music

Lakewood, N.J., Apr. 6, 2009—There is no better complement to an assortment of coffees and pastries than melodious tones and stimulating renditions. Georgian Court University invites guests to its latest Cabaret Café, an afternoon coffeehouse featuring the guitar music of Howell musician Robinson Rivera.

Robinson Rivera started his studies of guitar at the age of 8 with his uncle, a talented musician. At the age of 13, he enrolled in the Newark Community School of the Arts, where he won numerous awards. He quickly became a teacher there. After graduation, Mr. Rivera enrolled at the Manhattan School of Music, where he earned a degree in performance. Mr. Rivera has been a teacher in the public schools of New Jersey, and is currently performing in fine restaurants, senior residences, assisted living facilities, and at private parties throughout central New Jersey. He performs a wide variety of music, from classical to pop to ethnic.

“Mr. Rivera brings a sense of community with his music. He makes guests feel relaxed while they listen to his soothing melodies,” said Mary Cranwell, director of conferences and special events.

Cabaret Café will be held in the Casino Ballroom on GCU’s Lakewood campus on Sunday, April 26, at 2:00 p.m. The cost is $20 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door, which includes the performance and refreshments. Reservations are required.

For more information and to make reservations, please contact the Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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