CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Sept. 9, 2002
(NOTE TO EDITORS: Only a very limited number of upper-balcony tickets remain
available for this event. Before publication, please contact the box office
for up-to-date information on ticket availability.)
Tony Bennett Helps Hancher Celebrate 30th Anniversary At UI
concert by legendary vocalist Tony Bennett, champagne toasts in the lobby
and a dance on the stage will all be part of the celebration when the University
of Iowa Hancher Auditorium hosts its 30th Anniversary Gala at 8 p.m. Saturday,
The lobby reception is being planned by Hancher Guild, the auditoriums
volunteer organization, through a committee chaired by Barb Nicknish.
Because pearls are the precious stone of 30th anniversaries, the audience
is encouraged to wear pearls to the event. Necklaces of artificial pearls
will also be distributed.
All ticket buyers are automatically entered in a drawing for a real pearl
necklace, donated by Hands Jewelers. The week of the concert the necklace
will be on display at the Hands store at 109 E. Washington St. in downtown
The post-performance dance will feature one of the Midwests top big
bands, Bobby Layne and his Orchestra, from Lincoln, Neb. Layne was the 1998
National Bandleader of the Year, presented by the National Ballroom Entertainment
The Gazette/KCRG are the corporate sponsors of the Tony Bennett concert,
through the University of Iowa Foundation. The post-performance party and
dance are supported by Oaknoll Retirement Residence and US Bank.
The few remaining tickets for the Hancher 30th Anniversary Gala are $75 and
$50 ($30 and $25 for UI students and youth), from the Hancher box office.
Hancher Auditorium box office business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays
and 11 a.m.-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
Hanchers 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Learn more about Tony Bennett and his current projects at < www.tonybennett.net
>. Check out Bobby Layne and his Orchestra at < http://www.bobbylayne.com/
>. For UI arts information and calendar updates, visit <www.uiowa.edu/artsiowa>.
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