Plastic Musik brings non-traditional percussion-based music to Kiehle Auditorium on Wed., Jan. 19, 2011; Performance begins at 7 p.m.

Enjoy the eclectic musical style of the percussion based ensemble Plastic Musik onPlasticMusik_155.jpg Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Plastic Musik will perform in Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m. Admission is free for U of M, Crookston students; $3 for non-UMC students; and $5 for adults.

Student Programming and Activities for Campus Entertainment, known as S.P.A.C.E., is bringing the group to campus as part of its weekly series "What's on Wednesday." The unique musical style of these high energy performers  is visually captivating and sure to entertain the audience in a completely new way.

Based out of Las Vegas, Nev., Plastic Musik is a unique performance group that utilizes traditional percussion techniques, along with all-plastic instruments to produce familiar melodies. The combination of a revolutionary product known as "Boomwhackers," ( an energetic stage show, and surprising musicality provides an entertaining experience for musicians and non-musicians alike. When viewing a performance by Plastic Musik, the audience can expect to hear familiar themes ranging from classical favorites, to Motown classics, Hip-Hop hits, 80's movie themes, and original pieces all accompanied by a visually stimulating stage show.

Director of Student Activities Lisa Samuelson is excited about hosting the group on the Crookston campus. "Plastic Musik was showcased at a regional conference in April 2010 that members of the programming board attended and the students immediately became entranced," she says. "S.P.A.C.E. is so excited to be bringing this group to campus; it promises to be a great event."

For more information about Plastic Musik, visit

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Contact: Lisa Samuelson, director, student activities, 218-281-8507 (; Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (