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KNOXVILLE — Move over “American Idol.” Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, were singing in contests long before that hit television show.

All-Sing, a competition that began in 1932, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building.

This year the theme is “All Sing Like a Rock Star,” and the competition includes 17 student organizations performing songs from “Dream Girls,” “Chicago,” “Godspell,” “Divas of Music,” “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “Footloose.”

Awards will be given for best female and male soloists. Divisional and overall awards also will be given.

Tickets are $8 for students and $15 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased in the Central Ticket Office at (865) 974-3381 or through Tickets Unlimited (865) 656-4444.

The competition is presented by All Campus Events (ACE). ACE is a component of the Central Program Council, which represents seven committees under the Office of Student Activities. The goal of this student-driven organization is to plan campus events that have become longstanding UT traditions. Each year ACE organizes Volunteer Challenge, Homecoming, All-Sing and Carnicus. For more information, contact the Office of Student Activities at (865) 974-5455.


Elizabeth Davis, UT media relations, (865) 974-5179,

Kerri Killgore Lovegrove, ACE advisor, (865) 974-5455,

Molly Burns, ACE PR chairwoman,