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    UA says goodbye to Chris Brown

    In a $1 million concert ASUA has touted as being one of the greatest to grace the UA campus, it turns out hip-hop artist Chris Brown was supposed to be the big name on the marquee-not Jay-Z.

    The show was originally supposed to open with The Veronicas, followed by Third-Eye Blind and Kelly Clarkson, with Brown as the headliner, according to redacted documents obtained from University Communications via a public records request.

    The April 29 concert is Arizona Stadium’s first since Fleetwood Mac played the venue in 1977.

    Brown’s legal troubles began in February when the artist turned himself in to police while under investigation for domestic abuse. He was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats on March 5.

    After months of speculation, the show’s sponsor, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona, announced the lineup for the concert on Mar. 25.

    ASUA officials were tight-lipped as to whether the university terminated contract talks or Brown himself decided not to play the show in the wake of the artist’s run-in with the law. In fact, the student government was hesitant to even say how far contract negotiations had gone.

    For the complete story with quotes from ASUA officials, read the updated story in tomorrow’s issue of the Daily Wildcat.

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