January 31, 2003
Diva Eve to Perform March 2
is next up in the president's concert series.
Fresh from a tour with Ja Rule and a starring role opposite Ice
Cube in the hit urban comedy Barbershop, hip-hop diva Eve will
perform live in concert in Mary Woolley Hall's Chapin Auditorium
on Sunday, March 2, at 8 pm. Eve's performance at Mount Holyoke
is the fourth in a special presidential concert series that has
thus far brought India.Arie, Dar Williams, and Sugar Ray to campus.
Eve, a Philadelphia native born Eve Jihan Jeffers, and formerly
known as Eve of Destruction, is touring in support of her most
recent album, Eve-Olution. One of the album's songs, "Gangsta
Lovin' " features Alicia Keys. In addition to Keys, Snoop
and Nate Dogg, Dr. Dre, and urban vocalist Truth Hurts also make
guest appearances. Eve's first album, Ruff Ryders' First Lady,
saw multiplatinum sales and established her as one of the most
important rap artists of the time. Her sophomore effort, Scorpion,
earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album and an award for
the Best Rap-Sung Collaboration with Gwen Stefani, as well as
a Black Entertainment Television award for Best Female Rapper.
One thousand free tickets (one per student) will be distributed
to MHC students beginning Wednesday, February 5, at noon at the
Wilder Hall lower level information desk. To receive a ticket,
students must present their MHC ID at the desk. A valid MHC ID
must also be presented along with each free student ticket to
enter the concert. Free tickets may not be sold nor given to non-MHC
students. Members of the MHC community buying for others can purchase
tickets for $20 (while supplies last) at the Office of Student
Programs. General public tickets for the concert can be purchased
at select local record stores, TixUnlimited in the student union
at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (545-0412), and at
the Office of Student Programs at 17 Woodbridge Street. All tickets
are general admission, with limited seating in the balconies and
an open floor at orchestra level.
For tickets or information, contact John Laprade at x2478.