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    Randy Travis to perform at UA

    Randy Travis to perform at UA

    As students filter onto the UA campus the weekend before the first day of fall classes, country singer Randy Travis will be playing to a suspected full house at Centennial Hall, UApresents officials said.

    The 50-year-old Grammy Award winner will be performing new material from his most recent album, Around the Bend, on Aug. 22, as part of UApresents’ summer series that began with the B-52s’ visit to campus on June 24.

    Centennial Hall has never hosted a country artist, so when Travis became available, UApresents saw its opportunity, said Mario DiVetta, publicity and marketing associate for UApresents.

    “”We always wanted a country artist,”” DiVetta said. “”The way everything happened, Randy Travis just kind of fell into our lap.””

    Due to Travis’ status as the first multi-platinum country music star, UApresents expects Centennial Hall to sell out its capacity of about 2,500, Di Vetta said.

    “”It’s the right time … Students are coming back to school, and he just happened to be coming through,”” DiVetta said. “”So it just worked out perfectly.””

    Tickets range from $25 to $60 and are currently being sold on the UApresents Web site and at the Centennial Hall box office. Call 621-3341 for more information.

    Travis has 22 No. 1 hits to his name, along with six number one albums, five Grammy Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to a UApresents press release.

     

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