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BEN & JERRY'S WOMAD FESTIVAL TO FEATURE MULTIMEDIA EXTRAVAGANZA, BIG-NAME ARTISTS

    What:
    Art and technology will collide at Ben & Jerry's WOMAD festival in San Francisco on Sept. 19.  In addition to 13 big-name musical performers, WOMAD will feature FutureZone, a high-intensity multimedia area where festival-goers can participate.  (See below for more information on FutureZone.)  Apple Computer Inc. is the largest participant in FutureZone.
    A press conference just before the start of the San Francisco event will give the press a behind-the-scenes look at Apple's involvement in FutureZone, and a chance to meet the luminaries who make it happen.
    Who:
    -- Peter Gabriel, musician and co-founder of WOMAD
    -- Rick Smolan, photographer/author/producer of the "Day in the Life" books
    -- Russell Brown, Adobe's senior art director
    -- Brett Leonard, director ("Lawnmower Man" and Peter Gabriel's new music video, "Kiss That Frog")
    -- Apple Computer executives
    When:  September 19, 1993; 10 a.m.
    Where:  Apple Computer's Digital Technology Tent
            Golden Gate Park Polo Fields
            San Francisco
    RSVP:  Press must RSVP to Katy Gillin Boos at 408-974-4451 by Sept. 16, 1993.
    Families Invited:
    Press may bring members of their immediate family.  Children of the press will be given a special hands-on workshop in the interactive computer art area.  Please include names of family members when calling to RSVP.
    NOTE:  Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.
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             A COLLISION OF MUSIC, ART AND MULTIMEDIA
    Ben and Jerry's WOMAD is the first all-day music festival to include a
significant high-tech component -- FutureZone.   The largest participant in FutureZone, Apple Computer Inc., will provide such multimedia areas and events as:
    -- A digital portrait gallery of the day's events designed by world- renowned author/ photographer/producer, Rick Smolan, creator of the "Day in the Life" books.  Rick will have a team of 10 photographers canvassing the festival.
    -- A giant billboard-sized self portrait of Ben & Jerry's WOMAD Festival, created from photos concert attendees take of themselves. The photos will be digitally manipulated by a team of graphic artists, directed by Russell Brown, senior art director at Adobe Systems.
    -- Brett Leonard -- cutting-edge director of "Lawnmower Man," the largest grossing independent film of 1992 -- will lead a team of video and MIDI artists who will create real-time music videos starring festival attendees.  Camerapeople and festival attendees will be walking throughout WOMAD with Sharp VIEWCAM(TM) video cameras capturing visuals from the event.
    -- A CD-ROM and multimedia exploration area will give festival attendees the opportunity to try the latest in these technologies.
    -- Both kids and adults will enjoy a special interactive computer art area, sponsored by Broderbund Software, where they can create masks -- a modern version of the old standby, face painting.
    Ben & Jerry's WOMAD is a multi-cultural gathering for all ages that will feature live performances by:
    -- Peter Gabriel       -- Drummers of Burundi     -- Crowded House
    -- Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers               -- Terem Quartet
    -- Stereo MC's         -- James                   -- PM Dawn
    -- Sheila Chandra      -- Shankar N' Caroline     -- Inner Circle
    -- John Trudell        -- Jah Wobble's Invaders of the Heart
    ...and art workshops including Nigerian, Egyptian, and Chinese dance, African drumming, Batik, stenciling, printing, textile work and more!
    NOTE:  Apple and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc.  ViewCamera is a trademark of Sharp Electronics. Broderbund is a registered trademark of Broderbund Software Inc.
    -0-             09/15/93
    CONTACT:  Katy Gillin Boos of Apple Computer, 408-974-4451.
    PRNewswire -- Sept. 15
    (AAPL) CO:  APPLE COMPUTER INC. IN:  CPR ENT ST:  CA -- SJ005 -- X082  09/15/93
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