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McKeesport entertainment series
Pugilists to perform
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Jessi Lehnan of Centre Hall shows an American Kestrel to
friends and family members at a raptor camp at Shaver's Creek Environmental
Center. For a listing of the center's many activities, check their Web site
Photo: Greg Grieco
Penn State McKeesport announced its 1997-98 Entertainment Series of eight performances by professional musicians, comedians, actors and novelty acts. All performances are held in the Buck Union Building and are free to the public.
-- Geoffrey Brown, comedy: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26.
-- Dixie Power Trio, Rockin' jazz: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18.
-- Jim Wand hypnotist: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25.
-- Robert Post, comedy/creative movement: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.
-- Masque, A theatrical performance of many faces: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24.
-- Leighann Lord, comedy: 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.
-- Lynn Trefzger, ventriloquist: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19.
-- Jaffna, World Beat music: 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 17.
For more information, Call Kevin Clark, student activities director, at (412) 675-9160.
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The excitement of professional boxing will hit the ring at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at The Bryce Jordan Center. Tickets are $22.50 and $15 for reserved seating, with a half-price discount for Penn State students (limit two tickets per student ID on $15 tickets only). Ringside seating and group rates also are available.
The event will be nationally televised on ESPN 2. The main event is a scheduled 10-round heavyweight fight featuring the No. 1 rated heavyweight in Pennsylvania, Terrance Lewis (21-2-0, 16 knockouts) against the 1993 Olympic Gold Festival Champion, Jeff Wooden (17-4-0, 11 knockouts). In addition to the main event, six other bouts are scheduled.
A VIP reception to benefit the "Beating The Odds" youth program will be held before the event. The program teaches youth that they become winners by tapping into their own natural resources. The reception will feature current and former world champions of boxing including Larry Holmes, Gerry Cooney and Iran Barkley, as well as other celebrities. For more information on the VIP reception call (814) 944-6690.
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