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WARRENSBURG — The University of Central Missouri’s Performing Arts Series will present the Jen Chapin Trio at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Hendricks Hall on the Warrensburg campus.

Tickets are available by contacting the Performing Arts Series box office in Administration 100 at 660-543-8888 or by visiting ucmo.edu/pas.

Singer, songwriter, educator and activist Jen Chapin is the daughter of the late Harry Chapin, perhaps best known for his folk-rock tunes such as “Taxi” and “Cat’s in the Cradle.”

Chapin has established herself as a unique talent with a wide range of influences, including world music, reggae, jazz, blues and hard rock. Her newest album is “ReVisions: Songs of Stevie Wonder.”

Chapin’s style has been called urban folk. She sings story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk, soul and improvisation of the city. JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller,” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today.”

She has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien,” been honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and opened for Bruce Hornsby and the Neville Brothers.

Chapin is the national spokesperson for World Hunger Year (WHY).

Chapin’s three-day residency at UCM also includes three free presentations that are open to the public: a lyric-writing class on April 5, a music workshop on April 6 and a public lecture at noon April 7 at noon in Nahm Auditorium at UCM.

For more information on these events, call 660-543-8888.

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