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 Individual Tickets to Rockapella Go on Sale Sept. 1 in SRU Performing Arts Series 



Aug. 23, 2005

Contact: Gordon Ovenshine 724-738-4854;



SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 1 for Rockapella’s Sept. 17 concert at Slippery Rock University’s Miller Auditorium. The five-man vocal group, featured on the “Tonight Show with the Jay Leno,” blends soul, rock, rhythm-and blues and jazz.

           The group’s 7:30 p.m. appearance -- the first of its 30-stop fall tour -- corresponds with SRU’s Family and Friends Day and is the first event of the new ING Performing Arts Series at SRU.

           Rockapella tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for those 17 and under and 62 or older, and $7 for SRU students. To buy tickets, contact SRU Public Relation’s Office, 201 Old Main, Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057. Payment may be made by check, payable to the Slippery Rock University Foundation, Inc., or by credit card. Please include a $3 handling charge for the entire order, not per ticket.  The concert is general seating.

About Rockapella

Since 1992, Rockapella has released 15 albums and toured throughout the U.S. and Japan. Thea cappella group was the house band for PBS's  “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” and recently appeared on NBC’s “Jane Pauley Show.”

ING Performing Arts Series

SRU and ING, a global institution of Dutch origin, will sponsor the following events at SRU: Conductor Marvin Hamlisch on Dec. 1; the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company on Jan. 20 and political satirists Capitol Steps on April 1. All begin at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium.

Ordering tickets

A subscription to the arts series reserves a seat for the first four events at a 15-percent discount. Discounted rates are $52 for adults, $44 for senior citizens and children, and $22 for SRU students. Contact SRU’s Public Relations Office to buy a subscription.

Junie B. Jones musical adaptation, May 19

           SRU will also present a colorful musical adaptation of the Junie B. Jones books at 7 p.m. May 19 in Miller Auditorium. Tickets are $6. This event, for families with young children, is not part of the ING Performing Arts Series subscription. Call 724-738-2091.

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