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PBS KIDS Host Mr. Steve Coming to Southern Illinois

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Contact: Beth Spezia, Educational Outreach Coordinator, WSIU Public Broadcasting, (618) 453-5595, beth.spezia@wsiu.org

Carbondale, Ill. -- WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), and Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon, Illinois are excited to present a free concert featuring PBS KIDS host, Mr. Steve, on Saturday, April 2. This one-of-a-kind event is open to the public at Cedarhurst, located at 2600 Richview Road in Mt. Vernon, from 1-4pm.

Family-friendly activities planned include a sing-along with Mr. Steve in the Mitchell Museum Performance Hall, an autograph and photo session, plus indoor and outdoor art activities.

Parent's Choice Gold award-winning music sensation SteveSongs joined PBS KIDS as Mr. Steve in 2008. With his winsome smile, melodic voice, and guitar, Mr. Steve delights kids weekday mornings between children's programming on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16.

For more information about this event, visit www.wsiu.org or call WSIU at (618) 453-5595.

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WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at wsiu.org and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

About Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, located at 2600 Richview Road in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1-5pm. For more information about Cedarhurst, visit www.cedarhurst.org or call (618) 242-1236.

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts is an activity of the John R. and Eleanor R. Mitchell Foundation.

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