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WFU hosts benefit concert for Tsunami Relief Fund

By Maggie Barrett
336.758.5237
February 2, 2005

Wake Forest University will host a benefit concert to raise money for the American Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 in the university's Wait Chapel.

The benefit is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Tsunami Relief Committee, an organization made up of several university organizations.

During the concert, the Wake Forest dance team, as well as student a cappella groups Innuendo, Demon Divas and Chi Rho will perform. A "rappers' showdown," as well as other student performances, will also be featured.

Wake Forest student Ritu Bhattacharya came up with the idea for the benefit.

"I started to work on the benefit show over the (winter) break, and worked with Jason Nguyen, the President of ASIA (Asian Student Interest Association) on this project," Bhattacharya says.

Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will open the event and Marcia Cole, executive director of the Northwest North Carolina chapter of the American Red Cross, will speak. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $5 at the Benson University Center Ticket Office and the Chaplain's Office or at the door for $7.

For tickets or information, contact the Benson University Center Ticket Office: 336-758-4265 or Gayle Hartgrove in the Chaplain's Office: 336-758-5210.


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