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For immediate use Nov. 18, 1997--No. 864

Opera diva Leontyne Price to perform Nov. 23 at UNC-CH

By KARYN MITCHELL

UNC-CH News Services

CHAPEL HILL -- BRINGING BROADWAY CLOSER TO HOME--CELEBRATED OPERA DIVA LEONTYNE (Lee-on-Teen) PRICE WILL PERFORM ON U-N-C CHAPEL HILL'S CAMPUS SUNDAY (NOV. 23). THE PERFORMANCE WILL BEGIN AT 8 P.M. IN MEMORIAL HALL.

HER VISIT CONTINUES THE CAROLINA UNION'S 1997 VIRTUOSO CONCERT SERIES. THE SERIES OFFERS THE COMMUNITY LIVE PERFORMANCES BY NATIONAL ARTISTS. PRICE DEBUTED WITH THE METROPOLITAN OPERA IN 1961 AND CONTINUES TO APPEAR INTERNATIONALLY IN RECITALS AND TOURS. PRESIDENT REAGAN AWARDED PRICE THE FIRST MEDAL OF THE ARTS IN 1985.

KNOWN FOR HER MASS APPEAL-PRICE INCLUDES SONGS BY AMERICAN COMPOSERS AND NEGRO SPIRITUALS IN HER RECITALS.

CONCERT BENEFITS WILL FUND THE CAROLINA UNION PERFORMING ARTS SERIES. FOR TICKETS, CALL 919-962-1449.

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