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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Nov. 25, 2002

UI'S 'PEARL BY THE RIVER' DISTRIBUTES MORE PRECIOUS STONES

Hancher Auditorium is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the University of Iowa's "Pearl by the River." For the second time this season, Hancher ticketholders will have an opportunity to receive real precious stones.

Ticket buyers for the Sweet Honey in the Rock concert on Dec. 14 will be automatically entered in a drawing for a pearl necklace.

The necklace was donated by M.C. Ginsberg Objects of Art and will be on display the week of the concert at the Ginsberg store, 110 E. Washington St. in downtown Iowa City.

Tickets for the concert are available at the Hancher Auditorium box office. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial (319) 335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to (319) 353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial (319) 335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website:< http://www.uiowa.edu/hancher >.

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. Information and brochures may be requested by e-mail: <hancherboxoffice@uiowa.edu>.

For UI arts information, visit www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa on the World Wide Web. To receive UI arts news by e-mail, contact <ur-acr@uiowa.edu>.