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April 13, 2000

Jazz festival raises funds for UPJ endowment

The seventh annual winter jazz festival at the Johnstown campus raised $31,000 for the Blackington Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Winter Jazz 2000, featuring jazz trumpeter Terence Blan-chard and his sextet, brought the total endowment money raised by the festival to $160,000.

The endowment furnishes operating support for the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the Johnstown campus.

"We are all proud of the contributions of Winter Jazz, both monetarily and the fact that it has brought world class artists to the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, thus enriching the cultural life of the entire community," said Mark E. Pasquerilla.

Pasquerilla has underwritten the costs of the artists' fees and provided personal and corporate support to the arts center, which presents a variety of events, including musicals, adult and children's theatre, dance performances and concerts. More than 12,000 patrons attend the arts center's events annually.

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