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Ben Folds to Perform During Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy

Ben FoldsNoted singer-songwriter and record producer Ben Folds will perform at the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy, which will be delivered this year by Alec Baldwin on April 16 in Washington, DC.

Ben Folds has enjoyed worldwide success throughout the course of his 18-year recording career, earning a massive following for his peerless stage presence, acerbic wit and versatile musicianship on multiple instruments. He was the front man and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds Five, has performed as a solo artist, played with many major symphonies and has toured all over the world. In addition to contributing music to the soundtracks of the animated films Over the Hedge and Hoodwinked!, Folds produced Amanda Palmer’s first solo album and the forthcoming EP by Sara Bareilles at his Nashville studio that spawned two Grammy winning albums this year. Ben recently joined the board of The Nashville Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and has been instrumental in elevating the status of the arts in Nashville and founded the Ben Folds Keys To Music City campaign with the NSO. He is also a judge on the NBC-TV a cappella singing contest The Sing-Off.

The Hanks Lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 16 at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of Arts Advocacy Day. Click here to reserve a ticket.

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