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Singer-songwriter Randi Driscoll, a five-time San Diego Music Award nominee and’s Artist of the Year in 2000, will perform in concert 8 p.m. today at the Farinon Center snackbar.

Free and open to the public, the concert is the keynote event of Lafayette’s second annual United Against Hate Week.

Driscoll’s song “What Matters” is a memorial for Matthew Shepherd, a University of Wyoming student murdered in a hate crime. All profits from the single benefit the Matthew Shepherd Foundation. Driscoll performs numerous songs relating to AIDS/HIV, domestic violence, and prejudice in a concert that combines story telling and music.

Named San Diego’s “up and coming acoustic act” in the September 1997 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, Driscoll has opened for Pat Benatar, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Hornsby, Joan Jett, and Jackson Browne. She has performed at the Millennium March on Washington, D.C. and at the Lincoln Center. In January 2000, Driscoll won the national talent search, competing against 2,000 artists to earn a slot performing her own original song in a commercial directed by Spike Lee.

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