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TICKETS ON SALE FOR “BETTER THAN
EZRA” AT COLUMBIA THEATRE
HAMMOND – New Orleans’ nationally renowned
pop rock trio Better Than Ezra will make a return trip to Southeastern
Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Sept.
For the second time, the Columbia is
presenting the trio as a “welcome back” for Southeastern students. Better
Than Ezra also appeared at the Columbia in January 2003.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert are
$33, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $27, Orchestra 2 and Balcony 1; and $19, Balcony
2. Tickets are available at the Columbia box office (985-543-4371), located
in the theater's lobby at 220 E. Thomas St., from noon until 5 p.m., weekdays.
They can also be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com.
The darlings of the Alternative movement,
Better Than Ezra hit it big when MTV and Alternative radio picked up the
single "Good" from their debut album “Deluxe,” causing the album to become
a national hit. "All Music Guide" said, "New Orleans trio Better Than Ezra
helped open the floodgates for countless chart-topping mainstream alt-pop
acts of the late by merging rock with melody and creating a more easily
digestible form of alternative music for the masses."
The band's second major label release,
"Friction, Baby," came in 1996, followed in 1998 by "How Does Your Garden
Grow" -- both featuring singles that charted in Billboard's Top 100 --
and "Closer" in 2001. Today, Better Than Ezra works out of its own recording
studio in New Orleans.
Fanfare, Southeastern’s annual arts
festival, will raise the curtain on the Columbia Theatre’s 2004-05 season
in October. For additional information about the festival and the Columbia’s
new season, visit www.selu.edu/columbia
or call 985-543-4366 for a brochure.