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  • Roanoke College to bring rapper Big Sean to Salem

  • 03/13/12
  • SALEM, Va. - Calling hip hop and rap fans.

    Def Jam and G.O.O.D. Music recording artist, Big Sean, will perform in concert at the Salem Civic Center on Tuesday, April 10 at 8 p.m. Roanoke College's Campus Activities Board is sponsoring the concert, which is open to the public.

    Sean got his big music break in 2005 when he met rapper and record producer, Kanye West, while performing on a local radio station in Detroit. A few months and several meetings later, West signed the young artist, whose real name is Sean Anderson. In June 2011, Big Sean released his debut album, "Finally Famous."

    The album, featuring hits such as "My Last" and "Dance," landed him on the #9 spot on MTV News' Hottest MCs (Microphone Controllers) in the Game VII list.

    Roanoke's Campus Activities Board has hosted such past performers as John Mayer, Blues Traveler, Kellie Pickler and G.O.O.D. Music's founder, Kanye West.

    Tickets for the Big Sean concert are available to the Roanoke College community for $20 at the college's Colket Center Information Desk. Tickets for the general public can be purchased at the Salem Civic Center or through Ticketmaster for $26 in advance or $31 on the day of the show. Concert doors open at 7:00 p.m.

    For further information, call the Salem Civic Center Box Office at (540) 375-3004.

    Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.

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  • (540) 375-2282
  • gereaux@roanoke.edu