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Nov. 13, 2007
CONTACT: Pam Young
734.487.4400
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Festival to celebrate diversity of student arts at Quirk Nov. 17

YPSILANTI - Amplify the Arts (AMP), a festival celebrating the diversity of student arts, will be at Eastern Michigan University, Nov. 17, 4 p.m., in the lobby of the Quirk building. The festival is free and open to the public.

Activities will include a joint poetry and dance performance, and an art exhibition with televised artistsí interviews on E-TV. Audiences can join the fun by improvising with The Players Improv Comedy Troupe or test their theatre IQ in a game of Pleopardy (Playerís Jeopardy). E-TV will be filming the event and conducting interviews. Local restaurants will serve free food and prizes will be raffled off.

AMP supports student arts organizations through a semester-long Academic Service-Learning project that connects arts management students with artists. This semesterís project is affiliated with The Poetry Society, Dance Forum, Intermedia Gallery Group, E-TV and The Players.

For more information, contact Susan Badger Booth, assistant professor, arts management, at sbooth1@emich.edu.

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