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EIU Grad Charlotte Martin, Ken Andrews to Discuss Music Industry


Charlotte Martin and Ken AndrewsSinger/songwriter Charlotte Martin, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and Charleston High School, will make a public appearance at EIU with her husband, music producer Ken Andrews, on Friday.

The visit will provide an opportunity for Martin's local friends to say hello, as well as provide a chance for music enthusiasts to speak to the Los Angeles-based couple about the entertainment industry.

At 2 p.m. Friday, the campus and community are invited to a meet-and-greet on the main floor of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, in the glass area by the metal stairs. Questions regarding the music business -- from current and future trends in the performance and recording business to the latest happenings in technology -- are welcome.

At around 3 p.m. Friday, they will be given a tour of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

On Thursday, they are to give a presentation on the inner workings of the music business for an EIU music class taught by her father, Joe Martin.

Charlotte Martin, who earned an opera degree from EIU in 1998, spent five years with RCA Records before leaving the label in 2005. She later formed Dinosaur Fight Records with her longtime collaborator and co-producer Andrews, who is best known for his work with Pete Yorn, Year of the Rabbit and Failure.

For details on these two artists, please visit their Web sites at and



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