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IU Northwest group KUUMBA to co-sponsor talent search at Savannah Center on Aug. 1

The student group KUUMBA at Indiana University Northwest will co-sponsor the Star Night 2009 Talent Search at the Savannah Center on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, starting at 4 p.m. in the Savannah Center. The entrance fee for competitors is $20, and admission for spectators is $5. IU Northwest students may get in free with a valid student ID. Patrons are also asked to bring canned goods or other non-perishable food items for the local food bank.

The event is co-sponsored with Villanz Records. Singers, rappers and dancers are invited to compete for prizes that include cash, gift bags, and the chance to cut a demo track or a demo CD.

For more information, contact Visiting Assistant Professor of Minority Studies and KUUMBA advisor Regina Jones, Ph.D., at (219) 980-6629. Or, email the record company at

The Department of Minority Studies at IU Northwest sponsors the organization KUUMBA. The word means creativity. It is one of the seven principles found in the African-American holiday of Kwanzaa. The KUUMBA group was established to study the cultures and creative efforts of Africans and Africans of the Diaspora. The group is open to all who wish to share and explore the arts, music and drama of African peoples in a non-competitive forum.

The Savannah Center is located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway, just one half-mile south of I-80/94.



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Christopher Sheid

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