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Pop Artist to Perform at Oklahoma City University
OKLAHOMA CITY — Singer-songwriter Steve Means will perform at Oklahoma City University at 8 p.m. Feb. 10. The concert in the Kirkpatrick Fine Arts Center’s Burg Theater is free to the public with limited seating available. Means rose to stardom after his songs were used in the MTV programs “The Hills, “The Real World” and Newport Harbor.” The 22-year-old has since built a niche career out of touring college campuses across the nation with a schedule that includes an average of more than 100 stops per year. Eli Coronis, vice president for Student Activities at OCU, said the Student Government Association chose Means as a starting point for what it hopes will be a successful campus concert series. “Steve Means is very popular amongst college students all over the country, so we thought he would make a perfect beginning for a future series,” Coronis said. “Thanks to his songs being played on hit TV shows, there won’t be very much trouble filling the venue seats. If this goes well we will bring more acts, maybe a show each semester.” Coronis said the concert organizers decided to stage the show inside the 260-seat Burg Theater because “his style of music will go nicely with the sunken-stage, intimate environment.” Means’ music is described as poppy with smooth grooves and powerful lyrics. He writes his own music and usually performs solo with his rhythm guitar. His songs have garnered more than a million plays on his MySpace page. Means is preparing for the March release of his third album, featuring the single “You and Me.”