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Last modified: Thursday, March 27, 2008

The IU Soul Revue to present its spring concert on April 12

March 27, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU Soul Revue of Indiana University's African American Arts Institute will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. in Bloomington. The show's theme is "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing."

IU Soul Revue

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IU Soul Revue

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This year's show is a mosaic of styles, offering a wide view that encompasses funk, soul, rhythm and blues and jazz. Among the music being featured are songs made famous by Earth, Wind and Fire, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, The Temptations and Luther Vandross.

The IU Soul Revue's director since 2005, Nathanael Fareed Mahluli is an accomplished performer, educator, composer, producer and sound engineer who has contributed to the Sanfoka African Dance Company conferences and to recordings such as "Write to Heal." He has performed and recorded with artists such as Erykah Badu, members of BET's International Association of African American Music and the Stanley Paul Orchestra.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children and IU students with advance purchase (limit 2 per IU I.D.). Tickets are available at the Sunrise Box Office, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. (812-323.3020).

The IU Soul Revue is one of three ensembles of IU's African American Arts Institute housed in the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. AAAI is the only collegiate arts program with an emphasis in African American performance traditions through credit-bearing ensembles. Over 32 prosperous years, the AAAI has made a vital contribution to the cultural diversity of IU by preserving, promoting and celebrating African American arts traditions. The Institute's current executive director is Charles E. Sykes.

For more information and a calendar of AAAI events, please visit the African American Arts Institute Web site at