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‘2 tone’ bassist returns home for concert
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Cindy Horstman and Michael Medina, known as “2 tone,” will play at Coastal Bend College on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium in Beeville. The concert is part of the CBC Cultural and Education Committee schedule of events. The performance is free.

Medina plays bass guitar. The Beeville native moved to Dallas in 1978 and graduated from North Texas State University with a degree in music. His studio work includes local and national television, radio and numerous recordings with various artists. Medina is on the research and development team for Mesa Boogie helping to create and perfect amplifiers for the bass guitar. He owns “First Bass Productions,” a record company that produces Horstman’s CDs.

Harpist Cindy Horstman, the 2005 Sammons Center for the Arts Jazz Artist of the Year, reaches out to all ages through her music. She is classically trained with a master of music degree in harp performance from the University of Texas at Austin. After a prize-winning performance in the Lyon Healy International Jazz Harp Competition, Horstman and Medina formed the jazz group, “2 tone.” Together they’ve played for many distinguished figures, including President Bill Clinton and jazz musician Wynton Marsalis.

2 tone performs at various festivals and concerts around the United States. They currently have eight CDs and their music is played on radio stations across the country.

Other performances scheduled at Coastal Bend College’s Gertrude R. Jones Fine Arts Auditorium follow:

Sunday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m. James & Kathy Taylor Dance Performance, BCA

Thursday, Oct. 23, Dramas by Alex Garza

Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. Broadway by Frank Christian, BCA

Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Air Force Band of the West, CEC free

Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Philip Hii, Classical Guitar, CEC free

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Hamp Brockman and Janet O’Connor, Bluegrass, CEC free

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21-22, 6 p.m. Beeville Community Chorus Madrigal Feast

For more information about upcoming cultural events, contact Adrian Jackson at 354-2258 or jackson@coastalbend.edu.
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