1998 Black Arts Festival scheduled April 15-May 1
Vol. 17, No. 26April 2, 1998

1998 Black Arts Festival scheduled April 15-May 1

The University's 1998 Black Arts Festival, with the theme, "We Are the Survivors of the Ancestors Who Would Not Die," will feature special campus events from April 15-May 1.

Tickets for festival activities can be purchased at the Bob Carpenter Center and the Trabant University Center box offices or at the door on the day of an event.

The Festival Opener, with food, music and vendors, will be held outside the Center for Black Culture, 192 South College Ave., from noon to dusk on Wednesday, April 15. The event, free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine.

On Saturday, April 18, the National Pan-Hellenic Council's annual Richard Wilson Step Show and Party will be held at the Bob Carpenter Center. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m.

Advance combination tickets for the show and party are $15 for the general public and $12 for students; advance tickets for the show only are $14 for the general public and $10 for students. No combination tickets will be sold on the day of the show. Instead, tickets for the step show will be $10 for students, $14 for the general public and $5 for children ages 5-12. Tickets purchased for the party that day will be $5 for students and $6 for the general public.

Prior to the Step Show and Party, a Black Alumni Pre-Show Mixer will be held from 3-5 p.m. at the Center for Black Culture. There is no admission charge.

The festival continues on Thursday, April 23, with the Dark Arts performance of 360: The Legacy Continues at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall. Advance tickets are $4 for students and $6 for the general public. All tickets purchased on the day of the show will cost $6.

On Sunday, April 26, the annual Gospelrama, featuring the UD Gospel Choir, will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Trabant University Center. The concert will feature special guests Craig Hayes and the United Voices of Trenton. Admission is $3 for students and $6 for the general public.

The festival concludes on Friday, May 1, with the annual Black Arts Festival Variety Show. Special guest Ruddy Rush will host the show which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Hall. Admission is $4.

All festival events are sponsored by the UD Center for Black Culture and the Cultural Programming Advisory Board. For more information, contact the Center for Black Culture at 831-2991.