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Christine Lavin will perform May 19 at Princeton Coffeehouse

Christine Lavin will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Princeton Coffeehouse.
Christine Lavin will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Princeton Coffeehouse.

PRINCETON — Multi-talented singer/songwriter Christine Lavin will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19.

Working as a musician based in New York City since 1984, Lavin just released her 23rd solo album, “Spaghettification,” which charted at No. 5 for the month of September 2017 on the International FolkDJ charts. Songs of hers have been performed by artists as diverse as Broadway stars Betty Buckley, Sutton Foster and David Burnham, and cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci.

Lavin is also an author and videographer and frequent collaborator with people in other fields. The book “The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet,” written by Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, includes the complete lyrics to Lavin’s song “Planet X.”

Bringing her own kind of humor and novelty to her shows, Lavin has recently added intermission tutorial activities — teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the fancy “Downton Abbey” style. She says even she can’t believe how popular this halftime activity has become.

Lavin has won five ASCAP composer awards, the Backstage Bistro Award for Best NYC Singer/Songwriter of the Year, The Kate Wolf Memorial Award and her album “Good Thing He Can’t Read My Mind” won Album of the Year from the National Association of Independent Record Distributors.

Lavin’s song “Amoeba Hop” was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press). It received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists and a “Best Book Award” from The American Association for The Advancement of Science.

Jay and Linda Burt are the sponsors of the Christine Lavin show.

Admission to this month’s show is $20 at the door.

The Princeton Coffeehouse is located at the Open Prairie UCC Church, 25 E. Marion St., in downtown Princeton. The venue is completely accessible and there is ample free parking nearby. Doors open at 7 p.m. Fair trade coffee, tea and homemade desserts are available.

For more information, visit www.theprincetoncoffeehouse.com or call 815-878-4805.

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