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Guitarist born with no arms slated to perform at school

January 17, 2007

St. Maria Goretti High School will host guitar soloist and composer Tony Melendez today at 1:40 p.m. in The Gael Center.

Born without arms, Melendez won recognition at an early age as a composer and musician using only his feet. He has made numerous TV appearances, including "Good Morning America" and NBC "Nightly News" and has performed for a multitude of high profile audiences, including Pope John Paul II.

A victim of drugs (his birth defect was caused by Thalidomide) and an advocate for the disabled, he brings with him a powerful message and an inspiring story of achievement.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Peter Mannix, director of development, at 301-739-4266.

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