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Mar. 13 , 2006
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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Bank of Ann Arbor teams up with EMU to sponsor benefit concert

YPSILANTI - The Bank of Ann Arbor has donated $4,000 to become a lead sponsor for Eastern Michigan University’s upcoming benefit concert, featuring famed Indian musical director, A.R. Rahman, Saturday, April 15, 7:30 p.m., at the Convocation Center.

Rahman is one of India’s leading musicians and music director for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Bombay Dreams,” and the musical, “Lord of the Rings.”

The show, “Wake UP! A.R. Rahman with 150 All Stars,” will feature Indian and American singers and dancers, and the Global Rhythm All Stars, a group of more than 150 American artists. Joining Rahman on stage will be cellist V.R. Sekar, founder of the Madras String Quartet; singer/actor Vasundhara Das; and singer Kailash Kher.

Proceeds will be used to create opportunities for students to gain greater understanding of Indian culture and the arts.

“We appreciate The Bank of Ann Arbor’s generosity, The bank is a great partner for this benefit program,” said Thomas Stevick, interim vice president for advancement and executive director of the EMU Foundation. “Their donation will help us build a fund that will encourage an artistic and cultural exchange between EMU and India.”

Tickets for the show are $50 - $205 and are available by calling the EMU Convocation Center at 734.487.2282 or www.emich.edu/convocataion or www.tickets.com

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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