Tacoma performer to launch tour at Saint Martin’s

Saint Martin's University to be kick-off venue for Clemm Rishad

Feb. 6, 2008

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s University will host Tacoma talent Clemm Rishad as he kicks off his West Coast college tour this Friday, Feb. 8, 2008. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the event begins at 8 p.m. in the University’s Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, Washington. Admission is $5 for the general public and free to SMU students with ID.

Rishad is an emerging performer in the hip hop, R&B and soul genres. The upcoming tour will support his debut release EP, “Image of Me,” a poetic autobiography that reflects on his journey as an artist.

Much of the work on “Image of Me” is based on Rishad’s views of world issues, past relationships and family. Rishad credits his father, a preacher, with instilling in him positive values and spirituality, and his oldest brother for teaching him drive and tenacity. Rishad, whose style has been described as “edgy and provocative,” says he hopes his music will be inspirational to others.

Joining Rishad for Friday’s performance will be KUBE 93 DJ “Vinnie the Pooh” and fellow artists Chanelle Ray, Parker Brothers, Ry-On and Anthony Shears.

This event is sponsored by Saint Martin’s University Campus Life PROS.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Jen Manley
Saint Martin’s University
360-486-8877
jmanley@stmartin.edu