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Crosby, Stills & Nash Commemorate Kent State Anniversary; Trio Breaks Tour Schedule for Campus Visit

KENT STATE, Ohio, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 4, 1997, Crosby, Stills & Nash will return to Kent State University to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the day that National Guardsmen killed four students during a campus protest against the U.S. bombing of Cambodia. The trio's return to the University is intended as a demonstration of respect and remembrance, as well as an example of their continuing effort to keep activism alive.

As the sixties turned into the seventies, the secret bombing of Cambodia spurred a new round of demonstrations among the student population in campuses across America. While there were other riots, none had the violent outcome of Kent State, which came to symbolize a country torn apart by the Vietnam War. "Four young men and women had their lives taken from them while lawfully protesting this outrageous government action," Graham Nash said. "We are going back to keep awareness alive in the minds of all students, not only in America, but worldwide ... to be vigilant and ready to stand and be counted... and to make sure that the powers of the politicians do not take precedent over the right of lawful protest."

CS&N are making the stop at Kent State while on the Midwest leg of their 1997 concert tour, which began with a show in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 23. The group donated a portion of the proceeds from that performance to the regional relief effort to help victims of the recent flooding by the Red River.

The tour will make an unannounced stop in Cleveland on May 4, when CS&N will stage a special show at the Agora in advance of their May 6th induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. Then, on May 5th, Graham Nash will launch an exhibition of Manuscript Originals, which are fine art originals and reproductions of handwritten, hand-signed and hand-illustrated lyrics to popular songs by some of the most important songwriters of our day, as well as a display of his own critically acclaimed photography. The exhibition, which will appear at the Ninth Street Gallery, 1801 E. Ninth Street in Cleveland, will be kicked off with a special artist's reception from 5-7 p.m. on May 5, and will be open to the public during regular gallery hours through May 27.

On May 6, CS&N will attend the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, where Stephen Stills will be the first artist to be inducted twice on the same day, once for CS&N and once for Buffalo Springfield, while David Crosby will be inducted for the second time after being voted in as a member of The Byrds.

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