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CUTLINES…FANFARE 2005-COLUMBIA THEATRE 2005-2006 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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MORE ODYSSEY THRILLS -- Odyssey Dance Theatre, whose program "Thriller" was a hit at Fanfare 2005, will return to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on Oct. 11 with an eclectic dance review, "Shut Up and Dance!" The performance is part of the Fanfare and Columbia seasons.

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CELTIC FIDDLER -- Celtic fiddler Natalie MacMaster, whose incandescent musicianship and boundless energy have earned her a Grammy nomination, Juno Award for Best Instrumental Album, and several Canadian Country Music Awards for Fiddler of the Year, will perform at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., March 14.

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COURAGEOUS COACH -- Coach Ken Carter made national news in 1999 when he locked out his undefeated Richmond High varsity basketball team for failing to honor player contracts and maintain good grades. Carter's bold, controversial move to hold the team accountable for academic commitments caught Hollywood's attention, resulting in the production of a recent movie, "Coach Carter." A special Fanfare guest, Carter will speak at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25. The Campus Activities Board will sponsor a big screen outdoor showing of the movie at 8 p.m. Oct. 19 in the parking lot of the university's Student Union.

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NEW FANFARE LOGO -- In honor of its 20th season, Fanfare, Southeastern Louisiana University's annual arts festival, commissioned a new logo through a special competition for Southeastern digital design students. The winning design was created by Jessica Clement, a junior graphic design major from Destrehan. 

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GREAT GOSPEL -- The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir will present an extraordinary evening of foot-stomping and hand clapping blues, jazz and gospel spirituals at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 4, at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. 

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FANFARE FAVORITE -- The Capitol Steps, a Fanfare favorite, will return to Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 6. "The only group in Washington that attempts to be funnier than Congress," the Capitol Steps digs into the headlines and hot topics of the day to create new lyrics for familiar tunes, skewering everyone, left, right or center.

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EXPLORING THE HUMAN VOICE -- The five singers of the acappella group Toxic Audio, who electrify audiences by exploring the boundaries of the human voice, were recently named 2005 Artist of the Year by the Contemporary Acappella Society of America. The group will perform at Southeastern Louisiana University's Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 13, during the university's annual Fanfare arts festival.

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AQUILA'S HAMLET -- The Aquila Theatre Company return's to Southeastern Louisiana University's Fanfare on October 20 with one of Shakespeares greatest plays, "Hamlet." The acclaimed company will also present "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" on Oct. 18. Both performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.