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'SOS' group to perform Feb. 19

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By The Staff

The gospel group "SOS" from Simmons College of Kentucky will perform at Campbellsville University on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

The performance is part of the university's Black History Month celebration.

The public is invited to the free event.

Other Black History Month celebration events at CU include:

- Feb. 13 - Dr. Joseph Owens, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Lexington, who is also a CU alumnus and member of the CU Board of Trustees, speaking at 10 a.m. in the Ransdell Chapel.

This free event is also open to the public.

"SOS" consists of six members - Carol Kirby-Green, Karen Kirby, Sharron Sales, Troy Bell, Terra Leavell and Angela Tellis. Their music mainly features a variety of traditional African-American gospel music.

Kirby-Green, Kirby and Sales had been singing together since high school. However, they weren't officially named until their choir director at St. Stephens Church decided to give them the nickname "SOS" meaning "Same 'Ol Soloist."

Later in 2006, "SOS" realized they needed a few more potential singers in order to ensure the success of the group. Bell, Leavell and Tellis were added to the group and they became a vocal ensemble for Simmons College of Kentucky.

Since then, the group has been performing for various audiences sharing the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Campbellsville University and Simmons College of Kentucky have a partnership to facilitate the learning experiences of both institutions including faculty and student exchanges, worship experiences and technology pursuits. Dr. Kevin Cosby is the president of Simmons College of Kentucky.

For more information, call 789-5520 or e-mail jechowning@campbellsville.edu.