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May 10, 2013

'First Lady of Woodstock' to perform at RAG

The Daily Star

---- — The Roxbury Arts Group will present Melanie for a  Mother’s Day Weekend performance with her son, composer and concert guitarist Beau Jarred Schekeryk, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Roxbury Arts Center in Roxbury.

Melanie, known as The First Lady of Woodstock, was born in New York City, became a champion for a worldwide movement calling for change, peace and love, with hits including “Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) and “Peace Will Come (According to Plan)”. She has been named female vocalist of the year by Billboard, Cashbox, Melody Maker, Record World and Bravo, was the first solo pop/rock artist to appear at the Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House and was chosen to open the New Metropolitan Opera House in New York and the Sydney Opera House. Her accolades span decades and include an Emmy Award for writing the theme song to the TV series “Beauty and the Beast,” multiple gold albums, writing musicals including “Ace of Diamonds” based on a series of letters written by Annie Oakley, and raising a family. 

With her son, Beau Jarred Schekeryk, they will perform many of Melanie’s earlier hits such as “Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma” and “Beautiful People” along with newer hits “To Be The One,” “Extraordinary,” “Make It Work” and “I Tried To Die Young.”

Advance tickets for this performance are $22 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $27. For tickets and more information, call the Roxbury Arts Group at 326-7908 or visit