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Fordham Celebrates History of Bronx Music

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK—Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will declare March 4, 2005, “Morissania Appreciation Day” during his opening remarks at the Fordham University Bronx African-American History Project benefit concert on Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the McGinely Center Ballroom on the Bronx campus.

The concert, which will celebrate Bronx music history, will feature a jazz performance by the Jimmy Owens Quartet and a tribute to the late singer, songwriter and community activist Arthur Crier Jr. A dance party hosted by Pete DJ Jones will follow.

Tickets are $20, $5 for Fordham students with school ID. Limited seating is available.

TIME:          7 P.M.
                    EAST 441 E. FORDHAM ROAD
                    BRONX, NY

To purchase tickets, send a check payable to “Bronx African-American History Project” to Dolores Munoz, BAAHP 641 Dealy Hall, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, 10458. Tickets can also be purchased in person from Dolores Munoz, room 641 of Dealy Hall on the Rose Hill Campus. For ticket information, call (718) 817-3745.

The Bronx African-American History Project was created to document the history of people of African descent in the Bronx. The project is a collaborative effort of the Bronx County Historical Society and Fordham’s Department of African and African American Studies.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y

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