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Get Away to the Islands with Resonance Percussion---the official Kick off to Celebrating 80

Get Away to the Islands with Resonance Percussion---the official Kick off to Celebrating 80

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     It’s Hot Hot Hot!  Join the fun and get away to the islands with a special party showcasing the coolest refreshments and tastiest food----to prepare you for the intense and energetic music of Resonance Percussion Sunday, September 23rd, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 3:00p.m. Meet them on their first journey to Johnstown as they will entertain you with heart-skipping African dances to contemporary Caribbean percussion created by a superb bassist and three percussionists that feature the power of steel drums!  

     The special island party begins at 1:30 p.m. and features an incredible menu of coconut chicken; Caribbean beef jerk; shrimp with mango salsa; fruit kabobs; assorted island nuts; tortilla chips with salsa; assorted Tortuga rum cake desserts; sparkling fruit punch; and assorted pina colada; strawberry and banana smoothies.  Dress code is optional---yet can add to the fabulous fun with Panama shirts and Bermuda shorts!

     Don’t miss this passionate concert experience that presents its compelling music from cultures that include Trinidad, Cuba, Ghana, Guinea, Brazil, Guatemala, Japan, India and the United States. 

     Special welcome by President Jem Spectar, PhD will add to the excitement of the week-long events to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the university.  For more information on this, visit

     Advance interviews with the artists may be arranged by calling the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center at 814-269-7200.

     Tickets may be purchased by calling the ArtsLine at 1-800-846-2787 or 814-269-7200 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.  Tickets are $25.  Discount tickets of $23 are being offered to senior citizens (over 65 years of age), students under 18, and members of the Pitt Johnstown community (faculty, staff, and card-carrying members of the Pitt Johnstown Alumni Association).  There is a $2 handling fee on telephone and mail orders.  The box office is open for in-person sales from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  The box office also opens one hour before performances.  For additional information, visit

     During the last week of September, the picturesque Richland campus will be bustling with activity as UPJ celebrates its 80th anniversary and the Inauguration of its fifth president, Dr. Jem Spectar.   The largest regional campus of the internationally renowned University of Pittsburgh, UPJ has come into its own as a vital knowledge center and a foremost contributor to the area’s intellectual, social and cultural environment.  Proud of its legacy as a preeminent community citizen, the University ranks as a top local employer and is a key partner in shaping the region’s economic future. 

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 9/7/2007 4:05:00 PM