UI To Launch Lionel Hampton Center Project


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Feb.16, 2001

Media Contacts: Kathy Barnard, University Communications and Marketing, (208) 885-6291, kbarnard@uidaho.edu or Nancy Hilliard, University Communications and Marketing, (208) 885-6567, hilliard@uidaho.edu; for electronic graphic of the proposed facility, see www.uidaho.edu/lhampcenter (by Tuesday, Feb. 21), or contact Shauna Woods, (208) 885-6921, shaunaw@uidaho.edu; to pick up news conference clips via satellite, tune into Telestar 6/transponder 4 at 1:15 p.m. PST or contact Jeff Olson, (208) 885-8934, jolson@uidaho.edu

UI To Launch Lionel Hampton Center Project

Of national note is a Feb. 22 announcement by jazz artist Lionel Hampton, UI President Bob Hoover, and honorary co-chairs Former President and Mrs. George Bush and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to launch the new Lionel Hampton Center. This four-part project is more than a performance and education facility on the University of Idaho's campus. It includes an international jazz archive to preserve the world's jazz heritage, scholarships, professorships and endowment of the annual jazz festival to pass on the culture.


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