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TSU's Keeping the Music Alive!
To help celebrate and pay tribute to the 85th anniversary of the founding of Texas Southern University, the Office of Communications has planned the event “Keeping the Music Alive.” The musical mini-series will pay tribute to musical and entertainment greats such as Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Grover Washington Jr., Teena Marie, Ollie Woodson of The Temptations, Gerald Levert, Teddy Pendergrass, Rick James, Barry White, Ray Charles, and many more.
Guests will enjoy live music and cocktails and a complimentary buffet on the third floor patio of Scott Gertner’s at Houston Pavilions, located at 1201 Fannin at Dallas. Showtime is from 8 p.m to 10 p.m. and will feature a musical tribute to Gerald Levert, Whitney Houston and Teddy Pendergrass.
This event is designed to raise funds and fun. Reasonably priced sponsorship packages are still available, so reserve your table today. Sponsorship packages are: Legends and Leaders for $1,000 and includes premier seating, stage announcements, concert program signage and bottle service; 85th Anniversary Sponsor for $500 which includes next row seating, announcements, introduction, day program ad and a bottle of champagne; Tiger Pride Sponsor for $300 which includes third row seating, acknowledgement during program and program ad; and VIP reserved seats are $50 each. A $20 donation is required for general admission.
All performers will be accompanied by the Earnest Walker Band. VIP seating and bottle service is available.
Scott Gertner's at the Pavilions
Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University was founded in 1927 and became a state institution in 1947.
Texas Southern possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, more than 80 student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
Texas Southern is located in the heart of the city, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions, the Texas Medical Center, downtown Houston, two major airports and all of the city’s major freeways. More than 9,487 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the University’s community making it one of the nation’s largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s). For more information, visit www.tsu.edu.