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University of Iowa News Release

Sept. 28, 2005

UI Cincotti Concert Oct. 8 Will Be Part Of Global Daniel Pearl Remembrance

The University of Iowa concert by singer/songwriter Peter Cincotti at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in Hancher Auditorium will be part of an international memorial to Daniel Pearl (right), the Wall Street Journal Reporter -- and classically trained violinist -- murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002.

The global network of Daniel Pearl Music Days performances, organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation and taking place Oct. 1-10, celebrates the theme "Harmony for Humanity." The celebration's worldwide honorary committee includes Theodore Bikel, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Zubin Mehta, Itzhak Perlman, REM, Ravi Shankar, Barbara Streisand and John Williams.

Donations will also be collected at Hancher that evening for the Higher Ground    Hurricane Relief Fund, organized by Wynton Marsalis. Cincotti was recently featured with Marsalis in the New York fund-raising concert, and during the Oct. 8 performance he will sing the song he composed for that event.

For more information about Daniel Pearl Music Days, visit To learn more about the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund, visit

Tickets for the Oct. 8 concert by Peter Cincotti are available from the Hancher Auditorium box office: Business hours are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. From the local calling area, dial 319-335-1160. Long distance is toll-free, 1-800-HANCHER. Fax to 319-353-2284. People with special needs for access, seating and auxiliary services should dial 319-335-1158, which is equipped with TDD for people with hearing impairment who use that technology.

Tickets may be ordered on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Hancher's website:

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STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Arts Center Relations, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 351, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500.

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