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    Tamburitizans Dance into Pittsburgh for Special 75th Anniversary Performances

    The Duquesne University Tamburitzans, America's longest-running multicultural song and dance company, will host three local events in March to celebrate the group's 75th anniversary.

    The Tamburitzans, a group of talented folk artists who are committed to preserving the music, song and dance of Eastern Europe and neighboring countries, are full-time students who entertain throughout the year with shows across the country.

    Since the organization started in 1937, the number of Tamburitzan alumni has grown to more than 500 members. Many are expected to return for these special events; the public has long has enjoyed the Tamburitzans' energetic performances regardless of their own traditions and backgrounds.

    The Tamburitzans' Anniversary Events in March include:

    • Wednesday, March 21
      A free, 45-minute performance will be held at 9 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
    • Friday, March 23
      A 75th anniversary dinner and reception in the Power Center Ballroom. Dinner, dessert, music and remarks by the Rev. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp., executive vice president for student life, and Paul G. Stafura, Tamburitzans managing director. Cost is $70 per person.
    • Saturday, March 24
      A 75th anniversary encore presentation will be held at 7 p.m. at Upper St. Clair High School. Tickets range from $25-$30. A Meet and Greet will follow the performance.

    Registration is encouraged for the March 23-24 events online at www.duq.edu/tamburitzans/anniversary.htm or by calling the Tamburitzans' box office toll-free at 877.826.6437.

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