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


"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.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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