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Lecture-Concert Series presents musician-storyteller-entertainer Charles Holt Feb. 2

Jan. 6, 2010 -- Musician, storyteller, and multifaceted entertainer Charles Holt returns to Arkansas State University as the featured performer in the tenth event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series, “When HaMultifaceted entertainer Charles Holt returns to Arkansas State University as the tenth performer in ASU's Lecture-Concert Series Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. in ASU's Student Union Auditorium.ving It All is Just Not Enough,” on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in ASU’s Student Union Auditorium, Reng Student Services Center/Student Union, 101 N. Caraway Road, Jonesboro. This performance is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity at ASU, and the event is free and open to the public.

Whether it is living a life in which all of your desires have been fulfilled or having a moment of optimum experience while basking in the glow of a life-long dream or accomplishment, there are many who find that at the end of the jubilant celebration there still lingers the desire of a greater fulfillment. According to Charles Holt, it is in that moment of life that one will discover that the "gem" of having enough comes in discovering that we are enough, all by ourselves. Drawing from his journey from star athlete to performing on Broadway stages, Holt is able to demonstrate how to find one's true inner voice and the self-empowerment that comes with it.

An alumnus of Rhodes College and the author of “
The Voice That Matters,” a riveting and remarkable non-fiction book and literary landmark about his journey in finding his own unique voice and life purpose, Holt is currently penning “What Aunt Creasie Said”, a one-man storytelling event with music chronicling the birth of the Lake Providence community, his life growing up in the South, and his transition from athletics into performing arts and the stage.

Holt has had lead roles in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “All My Children,” and the award-winning independent film, “Anne B. Real” (from Universal Home Video), as well as a lead role in Timothy Greenberg’s 2005 thought-provoking comedy, “Ed’s Trip.” For the past eight seasons, he has received national acclaim and rave reviews for his 20-character portrayal and performance of his one-man stage play “Black Boy,” based on the life of noted author Richard Wright.

He has entertained and enlightened sold-out audiences on some of the country’s most prestigious college and university campuses and top national venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center.
Holt has also starred in some of the most celebrated and spectacular productions in American theatre history, including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Smokey Joe's Cafe,” and “The Lion King.” He was the first African-American to play the role of Rocky in the European tour of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Visit Charles Holt at MySpace music ( for samples of his songs.

For more details, contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308, or via e-mail at Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.

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