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Groundbreaking String Duo Bringing Unique Sound to Texas Tech

Heidi Toth

January 13, 2016

Black Violin combines classical, hip hop, R&B and bluegrass as part of the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

WHAT: American duo Black Violin will perform at Texas Tech University next month at the Presidential Lecture & Performance Series.

Black Violin

Black Violin, made up of Kev Marcus and Wil B, was named one of the hottest bands at the annual South by Southwest music festival in 2013. The Florida natives have a unique blend of classical, hip hop, R&B and bluegrass music. They have played for members of the military abroad and at the official President's Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural Concert in Washington, D.C., as well as playing with Alicia Keys and Linkin Park.

Black Violin

As writers and producers, the two have worked with P. Diddy, Kanye West, Aerosmith, 50 Cent and Tom Petty. Kev Marcus and Wil B push their instruments to the limit, weaving in and out of genres and entertaining audiences with a range from classical music to old-fashioned hoedowns.

Tickets are $18 and are available at Select-A-Seat, by phone at (806) 770-2000 or at www.selectaseat.com. Texas Tech students will receive one free ticket with a student ID at the info desk in the Allen Theatre.

Black Violin will sign CDs after the event in the theatre lobby.

Visit the PLPS website or Facebook for additional information.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Feb. 12

WHERE: Allen Theatre, Student Union Building

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CONTACT: Jo Moore, director, Presidential Lecture & Performance Series, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5261 or jo.moore@ttu.edu