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A Tribute to Todd Rundgren (ASL interpreted by Keith Wann) Denver Deaf Event in Colorado

by Leslie Gaston
(Denver, Colorado USA)

ASL / Signed performance

ASL / Signed performance

A Wizard, A True Star: A Tribute to Todd Rundgren
Wednesday, December 4
Musical performance (ASL interpreted)
7:30 – 9:00 pm
King Center Concert Hall

In honor of the CU Denver 40th anniversary celebration, Professor Leslie Gaston leads CU Denver on a faculty musical tribute to the Todd Rundgren 1973 progressive rock album, A Wizard, A True Star.

Other hits from Todd will be included and celebrity sign language interpreter Keith Wann will interpret the performance.

Tickets: $5 for ALL students, $10 for groups, seniors (50 ) and $15 general admission

TICKET DEAL: General admission tickets are only $10 if purchased for Keith Wann’s show, “My Experience Different” (December 3) AND Rundgren’s “A Wizard, A True Star” (December 4) - $10 savings!

Box Office:
http://www.ahec.edu/kingcenter/boxoffice.htm or 303.556.2296

FREE PARKING available in the Seventh Street Garage (7SG) with ticket stub:


In honor of the CU Denver 40th anniversary celebration, Professor Leslie Gaston-Bird leads this faculty musical tribute to the Todd Rundgren 1973 progressive rock album, "A Wizard, A True Star".

Celebrity sign language interpreter Keith Wann will participate in the performance.

Also on stage will be Judith Coe, Drew Morell, Peter Stoltzman, Todd Reid, Gregory Walker, Dan Schwindt, Joyce Mirrow, and Leslie Soich.

Other hits from Todd Rundgren's expansive career will be performed.

CU Denver’s Music & Entertainment Industry Studies program offers degrees in Performance, Songwriting, Recording Arts and Music Business.

Todd Rundgren is truly the "wizard" of all these areas. His album "A Wizard, A True Star" was released in 1973 and brought critical acclaim.

Patti Smith is quoted as saying, "Todd Rundgren is preparing us for a generation of frenzied children who will dream in animation” Creem, April 1973 p. 56-7.

Considered by many to be the "Ultimate Rock Cult Hero", Todd Rundgren has maintained a legion of fans through four decades. In 1973 the double album "Something/Anything?" scored him big hits: "I Saw the Light" and "Hello, It's Me."

His album "A Wizard, A True Star" is a post-psychadelic epic known for pushing the technical limits of vinyl recording: at 55 minutes long, it was 14 minutes longer than most albums and in the liner notes Todd has to tell his fans to "turn it up"!

Throughout the 70s he released several albums and produced several others from artists including Hall and Oates, Cheap Trick, The Psychadelic Furs and Meat Loaf.

Rundgren has been dabbling in technology for several years; from Video Toaster software to Compact Disc Interactive (CD-I) to the 2013 release of his album "State" which was completely done using Propellerhead's Reason software.

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