Bilingual Author, Musician to Speak and Perform at WSU

February 21, 2008

OGDEN, Utah – Children's author and musician José-Luis Orozco will speak at Weber State University on Feb. 26 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom. He also will perform at a concert later that evening.

Orozco is a renowned bilingual educator and performer who uses music to bring the Spanish-speaking world's heritage to audiences of all ages, races and cultures. He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Notable Book Award from the American Librarians Association and the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy Award from the California Senate. Orozco was born in Mexico City and has a master's degree in multicultural education from the University of San Francisco.

His presentation will focus on the importance of using music, in English and Spanish, as a learning tool in multicultural settings and in a child's development.

Later that evening, Orozco will hold a concert at 8 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Wildcat Theater. The concert costs $2.50 per person and tickets are available for purchase at the Shepherd Union Information Desk. All proceeds will benefit the WSU Hispanic Area Council scholarship fund.

The presentation at noon, part of WSU's Convocations Lecture Series, is free to the public. For more information, call 801-626-6349.

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