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Sept. 15, 2005

VAPA's President's Gala Features "Variety Headliners"

ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) has an artistic gift for everyone in the form of the President's Gala. The Gala occurs on Tuesday, October 4 at Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall and will include instrumental and vocal music, a ballroom dance exhibition and comedy skits by ULM faculty and students.

Titled "Variety Headliners," the black-tie optional evening begins with aperitifs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the new Sculpture Garden, and then the show begins. Afterwards, Gala patrons will enjoy a reception. The program will last approximately one hour and free valet parking will be available.

This is the third year for VAPA's primary fundraiser. Proceeds aid the students with everything from equipment to scholarships to travel funds allowing them to enter competitions.

"We do as much as we can to raise the funds with arts," Keith White, VAPA Director, said. "It's an exciting time for the arts, the university population and the community in general. Everyone pulls together to make this event successful, and people really seem to enjoy it."

Admission is $50 per person, and tickets are available now by calling (318) 342-1010. Visit VAPA's website at for information on the President's Gala and further cultural delights at ULM.

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