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University talent showcased, Feb. 17

Members of the University community will showcase their talent in a benefit performance, "This Is Princeton," at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall.

Faculty and staff members, undergraduate and graduate students and alumni will participate in segments ranging from readings and musical offerings to dance and stand-up comedy. The event is designed to highlight the rich arts culture on campus and is open to the public.

Among those on the program are: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and faculty member C.K. Williams, who will conduct a reading; noted photographer and faculty member Emmet Gowin, who will lead a photography presentation; the Nassoons, Princeton's oldest a cappella singing group; a jazz quartet of alumni from 1956-60; Sympoh, Princeton's urban arts troupe; and Tom Harrits, a senior who is a stand-up comedian.

Tickets are $6 for students and $10 for others and are available through University Ticketing or by calling the Richardson box office at (609) 258-5000. Proceeds will go to benefit Princeton-area youth arts programs through Community House. The event is sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government Projects Board and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

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