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Political satirist to bring music, humor to Claremont

Roy Zimmerman, a satirist known for his “funny songs about ignorance, war and greed,” will perform at the Folk Music Center on Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m.

In songs like “Vote Republican,” "Defenders of Marriage” and "Creation Science 101,” Mr. Zimmerman—who has performed in 49 states in the last year—delivers a scathing and witty commentary on war, poverty, ignorance, bigotry, neo-conservatism, homophobia, greed, lust and fear. He has also been known to write the occasional idealistic folk song, as when he roots for the economic and spiritual recovery of the United States in “I’m In.”

The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $12. The Folk Music Center is located at 220 Yale Ave. in Claremont. Call (909) 624-2928 for tickets and information, visit http://folkmusiccenter.com or email at concerts@folkmusiccenter.com.

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