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Release: June 23, 2000

Tickets for Hancher's 2000-2001 will be available at box office windows and by phone July 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Tickets for 2000-2001 performing-arts events at the University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium -- which have been on sale only by mail-order since April -- will be on sale by phone or in person at the box office windows beginning Wednesday, July 5.

The free brochure that details the season's 35 music, theater and dance attractions remains available through the box office. The new performing arts season is also detailed on the World Wide Web at http://www.uiowa.edu/~hancher.

Advance ticket-buyers not only enjoy the best choice of seats, but also may take advantage of volume discounts on most events in the season. A simultaneous purchase of three to five events qualifies for a 15-percent discount, and a simultaneous purchase of six or more events qualifies for a 20-percent discount. UI students, senior citizens and audience members 17 and younger also qualify for special discounts to most events.

Hancher summer box office hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance 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 UI bills, and UI faculty and staff may select 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.

HANCHER AUDITORIUM, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, 2000-2001

September

8, Friday -- Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, 8 p.m.

9, Saturday -- Mark Russell, 8 p.m.

10, Sunday -- Mark Russell, 3 p.m.

15, Friday -- Zap Mama, 8 p.m.

20, Wednesday -- Van Cliburn w/UI Symphony, 8 p.m.

26, Tuesday -- Regina Carter

29, Friday -- Pilobolus, 8 p.m.

October

1, Sunday -- Pilobolus, 3 p.m.

4-7 -- Gate Theatre, Beckett Festival, 8 p.m., Mabie Theatre

10-15 -- "Rent," 8 performances

20, Friday -- Emerson Quartet, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital Hall

22, Sunday -- Emerson Quartet, 3 p.m., Clapp Recital Hall

24-29 -- "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 8 performances

31, Tuesday -- Kronos Quartet with Philip Glass, "Dracula"

November

1, Wednesday -- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra w/Garrick Ohlsson, 8 p.m.

17, Friday -- Nicholas Payton's Louis Armstrong Centennial Celebration, 8 p.m.

December

5, Tuesday -- Orpheus Chamber Orchestra w/James Galway, 8 p.m.

9-10 -- Children's Theatre Company, "Lyle the Crocodile," 3 performances

January

19, Friday -- Philadanco, 8 p.m.

20, Saturday -- Mingus Big Band, "Blues and Politics," 8 p.m.

25, Thursday -- eighth blackbird, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital Hall

26, Friday -- Jazz at Lincoln Center Sextet, 8 p.m.

30-31, Tuesday and Wednesday -- "Ragtime," 8 p.m.

February

1-4 -- "Ragtime," 6 more performances

10, Saturday -- Dai Rakuda Kan, 8 p.m.

13, Tuesday -- Israel Camerata Jerusalem w/Ilya Itin, 8 p.m.

20-21, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Guthrie Theater, "Molly Sweeney," 8 p.m., Loft

24, Saturday -- Kodo, 8 p.m.

25, Sunday -- Kodo, 3 p.m.

27 -- Aeros, 8 p.m.

March

2-4 -- "Chicago," 5 performances

20-21, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Acting Company, "Comedy of Errors," 8 p.m.

24-25, Saturday and Sunday -- Robert Lepage, "Far Side of the Moon."

3 performances, Hancher Loft

27-28, Tuesday and Wednesday -- Rinde Eckert and the Paul Dresher Ensemble,

"Ravenshead," 8 p.m., Hancher Loft

April

6, Friday -- Ahn Trio, 8 p.m., Clapp Recital Hall

13-14, Friday and Saturday -- Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, 8 p.m.

17, Tuesday -- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 8 p.m., Clapp Hall

22, Sunday -- David Gonzalez, 3 p.m.

May

2-6, "Riverdance," 8 performances

Corporate and individual sponsors for 2000-2001 Hancher season events through the University of Iowa Foundation include: Everybodys Whole Foods, Country Bancorporation and Kay Bernau, Prairie Lights, the Java House, West Music Company, Cantebury Inn & Suites, Gary A. and LaDonna K. Wicklund, the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, Alliant Energy, Hills Bank and Trust Company, Brenton Bank, Sheraton Iowa City, KHAK-FM, KDAT-FM, KRNA-FM, the Martha Ellen Tye Foundation, McLeodUSA, the Gazette, Gilda Imports, UI Men's Intercollegiate Athletics, the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Hames Mobile Homes Inc., Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Group 5 Hospitality/Radisson Highlander Plaza, Wallace-Readers Digest Funds, Eye Surgeons Associates P.C., Toyota of Iowa City and Toyota Financial Services, Mercy Iowa City/Mercy on Call, Iowa State Bank & Trust Company, and Dahl Ford of Davenport Inc. Other funding comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, Chamber Music America and the Heartland Arts Fund.

For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit www.uiowa.edu/~uiowacr on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact deborah-thumma@uiowa.edu.