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Margaret Cho added to Merge 25 Festival, Duke series starts Tuesday!

Margaret Cho added to Merge 25 Festival, Duke series starts Tuesday!

Comedian Margaret Cho has been added as the official MC of the Merge 25 Festival on Saturday, July 26!  

Cho could be called “Queen of all Media,” conquering film, television, books, and theatre, with Grammy nominations, sold-out tours, and off-Broadway and TV shows under her belt. Equally as important are the causes she is passionate about. Margaret is widely recognized for her charitable work with gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns.

Margaret recently had Bob Mould on her podcast Monsters of Talk to discuss his new album Beauty & Ruin. Take a listen to the Bob Mould episode here.

Tickets for the Saturday show are still on sale via Cat's Cradle, so don't wait! Limit 4 tickets per customer. 

Also, on June 5th we'll celebrate 25 years with help from the Durham Bulls! Mac will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Heather from Mount Moriah will sing the national anthem. Learn more and get tickets here!

Merge is also proud to team up with Duke Performances for their popular Music in the Gardens series this summer, which kicks off on Tuesday, June 3, with King Khan & the Shrines!

Taking place throughout the months of June and July, the series invites local bands and musicians in the national spotlight to play at various venues on the Duke University campus. This year, they have extended that reach to include artists on neighboring Durham-based label Merge Records.

Tickets for King Khan & the Shrines on June 3rd are available at Duke Performances. The show starts at 7pm!

View the rest of the Duke Performances schedule here, including Stephin Merritt and Mark Eitzel on Wednesday, July 30, at Baldwin Auditorium.

We have plenty more surprises up our sleeves, so stay tuned as we celebrate Merge 25!

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