Peter, Paul and Mary part of Centennial season

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

The UA Artist Series' extraordinary mix of nationally and internationally recognized entertainment kicks off its 1994-95 season Tuesday night at Centennial Hall.

Every year the Artist Series brings some of the best and most diverse entertainment to campus, giving students, as well as the entire community, a place to come for artistic enjoyment. This year will be no exception, with 27 different entertainers scheduled for the upcoming season. Discounted tickets for all performances are also available for students.

Upcoming at Centennial Hall in September are the sounds of Tony Bennett, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Peter, Paul and Mary.

Bennett, one of the most famous voices in pop music history, will be performing Tuesday at 8 p.m. with tickets ranging from $25 to $34.

One week later, Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be performing Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. This Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble strives "to help preserve and promote the wondrous culture of South Africa." Tickets for this show are $14-$20.

Finally, long-awaited Peter, Paul and Mary will finish of the month with their performance Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $20, $24 and $28.

October also proves to be an interesting month at Centennial Hall. Phoenix Dance Company will be there on Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. Teatro de Danza Espanola, Spain's flamenco dance company, is coming in the next week on Oct. 14, also at 8 p.m. Then Hubert Laws, named "the leading jazz flutist of his generation," will be at Centennial on Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.

The month of October ends with eight performances of "Crazy For You," which was the 1992 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. The show will go on from Oct. 25 through Oct. 30.

The UA Artist Series continues through the semester with "Oleanna," a two-character play about a male professor and a female undergraduate student dealing with sexual harassment, academic freedom and the use and abuse of power on Nov. 3 and 4.

Adding to the end-of-semester entertainment will be The Parsons Dance Company-Billy Taylor Trio on Nov. 18, and The Judy Collins Holiday Show on Dec. 11.

The year of 1995 will be just as jam packed, with events such as the Battle of the Big Bands, the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, "The Sound of Music," Mel Torme and much more.

Tickets are available for all events at the Centennial Hall Box Office on University Boulevard just east of Park Avenue from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 621-3341, and students receive a discount on all tickets.

In addition, many performances can be attended with student rush tickets. One ticket per student ID can be purchased 45 minutes prior to the show pending availability. Call 621-3341 for more information.

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