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Fiesta UTSA

Campus Activities Board hosts Fiesta UTSA April 20

By Ashley Harris
Public Affairs Specialist

(April 19, 2007)--The UTSA Campus Activities Board hosts its annual Fiesta event, Fiesta UTSA (pronounced oot-sa), from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, April 20 at Sombrilla Plaza on the 1604 Campus. Free and open to the public, the event traditionally is one of the first official Fiesta San Antonio events.

The UTSA celebration will feature music by Dog Men Poets and Grey Holiday. Dog Men Poets, who recently opened for the Black Eyed Peas, will open later this month for Fall Out Boy. They also are the 2007 Featured Funk Artist for the New Music Series. Grey Holiday, originally from Austin, is currently in-studio working on a new album. Mestizo Escuela de Baile Folklorico based in San Antonio also will perform at this year's Fiesta UTSA.

A reception for Fiesta royalty will be from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the 1604 Campus Main Building ground floor portico. The reception will continue from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at Sombrilla Plaza.

UTSA student organizations will sell food, beverages and offer activities including airbrush tattoos and caricature artists. This year's celebration also will feature a ceremony honoring Fiesta royalty including King Antonio and El Rey Feo (Ugly King).

Scheduled during the lunch hour, area residents are invited to come for lunch. A shuttle will be provided for those parking in UTSA lot 13 on Valero Way. Limited parking will be available in the parking garage at the corner of Margaret Tobin Avenue and Fred Cook Drive.

For more information, contact the UTSA Office of Student Activities at (210) 458-4160.

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One of the nation's premiere festivals, Fiesta San Antonio this year is April 20-29. The 10-day citywide, fun-filled, multicultural, family-oriented celebration includes more than 100 events and is the biggest party and greatest community benefit in Texas.

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