January 25, 2007

University of Louisville's performance at Purdue canceled

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —The University of Louisville's Black Diamond Choir has canceled a Purdue University performance next month.

The concert, originally scheduled for 3 p.m. Feb. 4 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall, was sponsored by Purdue's Black Cultural Center.

Renee Thomas, director of the center, said scheduling conflicts would have prevented several members of Black Diamond from performing at Purdue.

"The director informed me that they do not feel they can do a representative performance with the students who are available," Thomas said. "We do not plan to reschedule the appearance during this semester, but Black Diamond is a wonderful group, and we hope we will be able to bring them back sometime in the future. We regret any inconvenience caused by this change in our calendar."

The next event in the Black Cultural Center's spring roster is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Stewart Center's Fowler Hall. Lerone Bennett, a writer and social historian, will provide the keynote address for Black History Month. Bennett has written nine books on African American history and the current political challenges facing blacks.

For more information on other events scheduled this semester, visit the Black Cultural Center's Web site at https://www.purdue.edu/bcc or call (765) 494-3092.

Writer: Tanya Brown, (765) 496-9711, tanyabrown@purdue.edu

Source: Renee Thomas, (765) 494-3092, rathomas@purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


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