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By Jane Dumont

An Evening of Music and Inspirational Words with Michael McLean

WASHINGTON, DC -- An Evening of Music and Inspirational Words with Michael McLean recording artist, singer/songwriter, director/producer on Saturday, August 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the new 500-seat theater at Washington, DC Temple Visitors' Center. The concert is free and open to the public

Michael McLean is the writer, producer and director of such favorite films as "Mr. Krueger's Christmas" with Jimmy Stewart, and "Nora's Christmas Gift" starring Celeste Holm. Other well-known works, include the videos, "Together Forever," "A Labor of Love," "What Is Real?" and "The Prodigal Son."

Coloratura soprano Julie Duerichen will introduce and perform with McLean. She was inspired by Michael McLean's music and formed a longtime friendship which led to her own music career. Prelude music with The Lewis Strings, a professional stringed instrument group, begins at 6:50 p.m.

McLean has written music and lyrics for twenty-one albums, including "Stay with Me," "You're Not Alone," "Celebrating the Light," "A New Kind of Love Song," and others. He also wrote and directed films for Bonneville International, where he was active in the creation of the award-winning "Homefront" television commercial series for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his seventeen years with Bonneville, Michael McLean received the prestigious Cleo Award and Addy award as well as the Bronze Lion at the Cannes Film Festival.

The evenings' theme, "Hold On--The Light Will Come," is from his latest album, "Michael Sings McLean," from Shadow Mountain/Deseret Book.

Michael McLean and his wife, Lynn, are parents of three children. They live in Heber City, Utah.

Washington, DC Temple Visitors' Center 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD. 301-587-0144


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