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UTSA hosts 'Regency Jazz Band's Holiday Saxophones' on Dec. 20

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"Regency Jazz Band's Holiday Saxophones"
>> Video: Regency Jazz Band promotes Dec. 20 UTSA Downtown Campus performance, 12/14/09, "Great Day SA," KENS-TV

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(Dec. 3, 2009)--UTSA and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center will host the 27th annual "Regency Jazz Band's Holiday Saxophones" from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Downtown Campus Buena Vista Theater. The jazz event will feature some of the best local and regional saxophone musicians.

Performers will include George Prado, Joe Posada, Rene Sandoval, Joel Dilley, Larry Slezak, Paul Elizondo, Henry Brun and special guests.

"This event is part of an effort to expand programming at the UTSA Downtown Campus," said Jesse Zapata, UTSA vice provost, Downtown Campus. "I believe that this special performance in the Buena Vista Theater can attract a whole new audience to the popular San Antonio event. We are pleased to be working with the Guadalupe Theater, and we hope this will be a yearly tradition. Because tickets to their previous performances have always sold out quickly, we encourage everyone to buy your tickets now."

Admission is $20. Free parking will be available at the UTSA Cattlemen's Square lot.

For tickets and more information, call 210-458-2712.

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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