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November 2002

Release Date: November 15, 2002

Comic Musician Paravonian to Entertain at ASU's Club Café Nov. 20

Singer/songwriter Rob Paravonian, who has combined his musical and comedic talents into a hilarious stage act, will perform at Angelo State University's Club Café Wednesday, Nov. 20, on campus.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the C.J. "Red" Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU campus. Open to the public, the show costs $1 with tickets available at the door.

His appearance is sponsored by the University Center Program Council's (UCPC) Entertainment Committee. Paravonian is a top-notch comic with impeccable timing as well as a solid musician, who writes original, humorous songs or parodies popular tunes. He uses his friendly and laid-back on-stage personality to deliver material that is sharp, clean and intelligent.

Whether he's singing his own songs or deconstructing the ones on the charts, Paravonian wrings laughs from his music. A Chicago-area native, Paravonian discovered music early, learning cello at age six. While in high school, he taught himself guitar and bass, then began playing in bands.

While studying creative writing at the University of Southern California, Paravonian found a new love in comedy and began performing at wide-open shows in artsy cafes of Los Angeles.

After college his comedic talent took him back to Chicago, where he studied improvisation and ensemble work at the legendary Second City Training Center. He became a regular at the Improv and began going on the road, playing Midwest clubs and headlining colleges from coast to coast.

Not wanting to limit himself to being just a touring performer, Paravonian moved to New York where he has made a name for himself as an intelligent and unique performer. He quickly became a regular at Catch a Rising Star. He has appeared on Comedy Central and VH1.

He also has written cartoon theme songs, has scripted and performed sketch shows and has put together three solo acts. And, he still plays the cello.

For more information on the ASU performance, call the UCPC at 942-2062.