By Kaila Wyman
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday Jan. 15, 2002
ASUA approves funding for CatKraze 2002
Former MTV veejay Bill Bellamy and alternative band Better Than Ezra will headline ASUA's CatKraze 2002 later this month, ASUA senators say.
At a special meeting Friday, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona approved a $35,500 contract for CatKraze 2002, which is scheduled for Jan. 27. Twenty thousand dollars will cover expenses for Bellamy, who will perform a comedy act, and the other $15,500 will go to Better Than Ezra's expenses.
Local production, which includes sound, lights and transportation costs, will be covered by the ASUA entertainment budget.
If 80 percent of the $22 tickets are sold, ASUA can count on a profit. They plan to make less than $10,000 from the concert, which would be put in the entertainment account. Tickets priced at just over $18 would allow ASUA to break even, but the organization wants a profit to secure money for future entertainment.
ASUA plans to use the profit to pay for other bigger, free events for students such as UA Rocks, a concert planned for later this spring. The Speakers Board could also use the money for future guest speakers.
The purpose of CatKraze 2002 is for ASUA to greet students back for another semester, said Pamela Epstein, special events director for ASUA.
Tickets for the show at 7 p.m. on Jan. 27 in Centennial Hall will go on sale today at the Centennial Hall box office between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Students can call in and order tickets over the phone at 621-3341 or purchase tickets in person.
Tickets are limited to five per person. Prices will range from $22-25 based on student status and seating locations.