The Blue Moon Coffeehouse presents SONiA

September 12, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – SONiA will perform Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m. at Illinois Wesleyan’s Blue Moon Coffeehouse. The performance will take place in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center (104 E. University St., Bloomington). Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and coffee and light pastries will be available.

SONiA (a.k.a. Sonia Rutstein) is an award-winning singer and songwriter whose music combines Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic and English to create a Latin-Middle Eastern folk-pop sound. In the 1980s, SONiA and her sister, Cindy, started the group Disappear Fear, and in the 1990s SONiA embarked on a solo career. She has toured the globe, making appearances from New York to Australia. In 1998 SONiA released her first album, Almost Chocolate, and she is currently touring to promoting her latest CD, Tango.

Students, faculty and staff can attend the concert for free with a valid ID; tickets for the public are $10 and are currently available at The Garlic Press (108 W. North St., Normal), through the telephone request line at (309) 556-3815 and on the night of the show at the venue.

For additional information about the concert, visit the Blue Moon Coffeehouse Web site at For more information regarding SONiA, visit her Web site at

 Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181