Magazine article American Libraries

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash. (Conference - Atlanta 2002)

Magazine article American Libraries

ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash. (Conference - Atlanta 2002)

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EVENT: ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash

VENUE: Hyatt Regency Centennial Ballroom

Sunday, 9:00 p.m. - Midnight

ALA Welcomes the Indigo Girls!

Long before Joan Osborne, Sheryl Crow, Liz Phair or Courtney Love ever splashed across the American musical landscape, the Indigo Girls were singing and guitar-slinging their way into the hearts and minds of anyone willing to lend an ear to two of the hardest-working women in the music business. Stripped-down, folkie rock was not exactly prime radio fodder at the end of the eighties, but somehow the Amy Ray and Emily Saliers combination of thoughtful, semi-political topics, accessible melodies, and feminist posturing caught on, both with the college-radio crowd and a more mainstream audience. Add in the duo's indefatigable approach to touring, and you get a long-lasting formula for success.

Over the course of the last ten years, the Indigo Girls have sold over eight million albums worldwide -- including one double platinum, four platinum and four gold albums -- and have earned six Grammy nominations. But more impressive than the industry accolades and sales figures has been their sustained ability to combine their voices and consistently reach out in the darkness and touch friends and strangers enabling them to feel at home, understood, inspired.

Join ALA in welcoming the Indigo Girls for the 2002 ALA/ProQuest Scholarship Bash. Advance registration tickets are available via the registration form in this section or by using our electronic registration form at Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 after May 10. VIP tickets will be available in a limited number in advance for $75. This includes a private post-show reception. We strongly suggest purchasing your tickets in advance, as we are predicting a sell out for this year's Bash.

The dress code is casual, and we will have a cash bar and tons of fun!

ALA thanks this year's Bash sponsor, ProQuest, for their support. The money raised at this year's Bash will provide scholarships for graduate students in library and information studies. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ALA's scholarships.



In this powerful presentation, Jack Canfield uses intensely moving and highly motivational stories from his best-selling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul [R]: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit, currently 31 titles published!

As he speaks, Jack masterfully weaves the messages of being more loving, nurturing and responsible with the importance of having a dream, setting specific goals and overcoming obstacles.

Participants will be moved to participate more fully in life, love more fully in their personal relationships, show more compassion and caring in their professional relationships, dream bigger dreams, replace blaming and complaining with responsibility, action and appropriate requests, and persevere in the face of fear, obstacles and setbacks.


Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join Southern authors Lee Smith and Jill McCorkle for this cabaret-style musical featuring their stories and songs written and performed by Matraca Berg and Marshall Chapman. You'll laugh, cry and rock 'n' roll at the show called "a feminist literary country music review" by The New York Times and characterized by Smith as "a show with attitude - not a show for belles!"

Berg is a Nashville singer/songwriter who has written several hit songs, including the number one hit "Strawberry Wine" for Deanna Carter. Chapman, also a singer/songwriter, has released eight critically acclaimed albums and written songs for a variety of artists including Emmylou Harris, Joe Cocker, Tanya Tucker, Jimmy Buffett, Olivia Newton John, and Ronnie Milsap. …

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