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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee Cultural Attractions Committee will present -African Heritage, American Rhythm,- a festival featuring local and national stepping and drumline performances at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Building.

The festival will feature the North Carolina A & T University Blue & Gold Marching Machine-s -Cold Steel Drummers- drumline.

Step performances by the Esquires, an award-winning, Knoxville-based high school fraternity and the men of UT-s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. as well as a performance by the Love United Gospel Choir also will be part of the festival.

Planners expect a high student attendance at the festival, said Rich Hohenbrink, chair of the Cultural Attractions Committee. CAC events have a broad community appeal and this event is specifically geared to students, he said.

Tickets are free and distribution will begin in the lobby of the Cox Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Seating is limited.

The Cultural Attractions Committee is a member of the Central Program Council, the primary source for more than 150 social, cultural, educational and recreational events at the UT.

Rich Hohenbrink (865-335-8749 or cac@utk.edu)
Edee Vaughan (865-974-5455)