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Fiona Apple of your eye

By Victoria Johnson

The LGBT Resource Center and the ASUU Presenter’s Office have come together to put on another big show for Pride Week.

Singer-songwriter Fiona Apple will be performing at the Huntsman Center tonight at 8 p.m.

Apple is the latest among a list of respected artists to have performed for this annual event, including Ani DiFranco, Margaret Cho and the Indigo Girls.

She returned to the studio after a six-year hiatus last year to record the highly acclaimed Extraordinary Machine, and this is her first stop in Utah since that release.

Apple captured attention at 8 years old when she began playing piano and immediately demonstrated remarkable skill. She started composing songs four years later, and in 1993, at age 16, moved to Los Angeles to record demos of her songs.

She was signed to Sony in 1995 and in 1996 released her debut album, Tidal. The release brought her instant fame.

Her second album, When the Pawn?, released in 1999, received fewer accolades, more attention going to its full title, which is 90 words long.

This will be the first time Fiona Apple has performed at the U.

Charles Milne, LGBT event coordinator and director, said he wanted to organize an event that would create awareness for the LGBT Resource Center but would also build camaraderie among all students.

“We want to bring a broad section of students together: straight, gay, lesbians, bisexual students, LDS students,” he said.

Ticket prices range from $11 to $16 for students and $26 to $41 for the general public.

“We’re thrilled to have Fiona Apple,” Milne said. “I’d encourage students to attend the concert. It’s not often students get to see this caliber of an artist for this amount.”

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