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World Renowned Irish Dancer to Perform at CSUSM

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes internationally renowned Irish dancer Kieran Jordan to the university stage for a special concert on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m., accompanied by two of San Diego’s finest Irish musicians, Ben Power and Pete Polansky.With more than 25 years of dance experience, Kieran’s unique approach to the dance marries deep-rooted traditions with contemporary innovations. Winner of an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, she is a dedicated artist and entrepreneurial spirit with boundless enthusiasm for Irish dance.Hosted in the university’s Arts Building, room 111, the special evening concert is sponsored by the Celtic Music Society of San Diego, Cal State San Marcos, and Pride of Erin Céilí Dancers. The concert will also feature a display of paintings by the talented landscape artist Vincent Crotty.General admission is $12 and $8 for students.     What:   Irish Dance Performance and Concert featuring internationally                 acclaimed dancer Kieran Jordan, accompanied by live musical                 performances from Ben Power and Pete Polansky.     When:   Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.     Where:  California State University San Marcos                 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos                 Arts Building, Room 111Directions and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit www.csusm.edu/guide. On-campus parking is available and rates range from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.