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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)November 4, 2008

MAHWAH – John Gorka, an icon of the folk tradition, will perform at Ramapo College of New Jersey in December.

Gorka, a multi-faceted performer whose songs are full of depth, beauty and emotion, began his singing career at Godfrey Daniels, one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions in eastern Pennsylvania.

He gravitated toward folk-inspired acoustic music and before long he was performing his own songs.   Those who had at one time inspired him–Suzanne Vega, Bill Morrissey, Nanci Griffith, Christine Lavin, Shawn Colvin–became his peers.

His recent album, “After Yesterday” reflects Gorka’s continuing commitment to the craft of songwriting and provides an opportunity to weave together his rich baritone voice and unique song craft.

Tickets for John Gorka’s performance cost $26, $23 and $20 for adults; $15 for children under 17 and there is a 5% discount off regular ticket prices for senior citizens.  The Sharp Theater is located in The Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts.  To order tickets, call the box office at 201.684.7844 or log on to https://www.ramapo.edu/berriecenter/tickets-seating/

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

For media inquiries, contact Anna Farneski, assistant vice president, Marketing and Communications, 201.684.6844.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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