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One blues legend replaces another as emcee of Nov. 20 House of Blues show in Hancher

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- One blues legend has been replaced by another as emcee of the House of Blues "Highway 61" show Nov. 20 in the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium. Veteran Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy, who Eric Clapton has called "the greatest guitarist in the world," has taken over the role originally slated to be filled by Taj Mahal.

Tickets to the show are now on sale at the Hancher box office. Hancher box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday. From the local calling area or outside Iowa, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance within Iowa and western Illinois is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. Orders may be charged to VISA, MasterCard or American Express. UI students may charge their purchases to their university bills, and UI faculty and staff may select the option of payroll deduction.

People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158. This number will be answered by box office personnel prepared to offer assistance with handicapped parking, wheelchair access and seating, hearing augmentation and other services. The line is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

9/4/98