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Grammy and Oscar-Award Winning Gold Record Artist Maureen McGovern to Sing at Algonquin Arts

October 17, 2008

Manasquan, NJ - Algonquin Arts will be featuring acclaimed singer, songwriter, and actress Maureen McGovern on November 8, 2008 at 8 pm, performing songs from her newly released CD, A Long and Winding Road.

The New York Times raves that A Long and Winding Road is �a captivating musical scrapbook from the 1960s to the early '70s. Ms. McGovern is blessed with a vocal technique second to none.�

A Long and Winding Road features intimate musical portraits of such celebrated 60's songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Webb, Paul Simon, Carole King, James Taylor, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, John Lennon , Paul McCartney, Laura Nyro, and more. The repertoire celebrates an eclectic selection of iconoclastic singer-songwriter material including The Circle Game, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, The Moon's A Harsh Mistress, Imagine, and many others.

Maureen McGovern has spent much of the past few years wowing audiences in her Drama Desk nominated role of Marmee in the musical Little Women, first on Broadway and more recently in the show's first national tour. She has also starred on Broadway in The Pirates of Penzance, Nine, 3 Penny Opera, and Off-Broadway in Brownstone. Ms. McGovern appeared in the Broadway National Tour of The King and I, and regionally in The Lion in Winter, Of Thee I Sing, Let 'Em Eat Cake, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Letters from 'Nam, Elegies, The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Guys & Dolls, I Do, I Do and The Bengal Tiger's Ball.

Maureen McGovern's recording career began with her Oscar-winning International Gold Records, The Morning After and We May Never Love Like This Again. She was nominated for a Grammy as "Best New Artist" and for her The Pleasure of His Company CD and was Grammy Awarded for her participation in Songs From The Neighborhood: The Music of Mister Rogers. She has recorded more than 25 albums, including songwriter tributes to George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, and Alan & Marilyn Bergman. In 2008, she received the AMEE Award from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists for her life's work in television, radio, and recording and the MAC Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition to her career as an artist, Ms. McGovern is the President of the Maureen McGovern Works of Heart Foundation for Music and Healing, which was founded to address the emotional and inspirational needs of patients and caregivers. She also serves on the National Board of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is Chairperson of the annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy Campaign.

Tickets to see Maureen McGovern perform live at Algonquin Arts are $50 for adults and $48 for seniors/students. Group rates are also available. To reserve seats or obtain more information, contact the box office at 732-528-9211 or [email protected]. More information can also be accessed at Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Plangere Foundation, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.