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International Guitar Night Performs at Baton Rouge General

Baton Rouge, La. – Take a break from your work day and stop by Baton Rouge General for a musical treat this Friday, Feb. 21. International Guitar Night, a collaborative of the finest guitarists from around the world, will perform at 3:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Mid City campus in the lobby, located at 3600 Florida Boulevard. International Guitar Night will be performing at the Manship Theatre later that evening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the evening performance at the Shaw Center are available at manshiptheatre.org.

International Guitar Night founder Brian Gore will be joined by Italy’s Pino Forastiere, Mike Dawes from England, and Quique Sinesi from Argentina. Pino is revered in contemporary steel string guitar circles for his unique mix of melody, improvisation and hand percussion using the strings, the fretboard and the body of the guitar. Quique is a master of many South American melodies and rhythms on both guitar and charango.

In partnership with the Manship Theatre and the Janice H. Pellar Creative Arts Entrepreneurship Project in the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Baton Rouge General’s weekly Friday Lunch Live! concert series brings local musicians and performers to the hospital each Friday for performances. The concerts are free and open to the community and all are welcome to join Baton Rouge General for performances by pianists, guitarists, singers and other musicians. Recent performers include George Bell on trumpet, rhythm and blues singer Kalesha Brown Boudreaux, the LSU A Cappella Choir, nationally known Riders In the Sky and Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet.

Launched in fall 2012, Baton Rouge General’s Arts in Medicine program brings the arts to patients and family members through a variety of creative activities, music and more. Learn more about the Arts in Medicine program and Friday Lunch Live! concert series, and see a list of upcoming concerts at BRGeneral.org.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center

Baton Rouge General Medical Center is Baton Rouge’s first and only full-service community hospital, with 527 licensed beds between two campuses. As the first hospital in Baton Rouge, opening its doors in 1900, Baton Rouge General has a long history of groundbreaking milestones, as well as providing the Greater Baton Rouge community with high quality healthcare for generations. From our birth center to senior services, and state-of-the-art heart and cancer care, Baton Rouge General provides care for the whole family at every age and every stage of life.

Baton Rouge General is affiliated with and also serves as a satellite campus of Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to serving as a satellite campus for Tulane medical students in the LEAD (Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Discovery) Academy program, Baton Rouge General also offers a Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, School of Nursing and School of Radiologic Technology. Baton Rouge General, an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, is committed to exceptional medical education and serves a diverse population that is representative of the types of patients, injuries, illnesses and healthcare needs most frequently seen by physicians in private practice. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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