April 25, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 14

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    Preservation Ball set for May 3

    By Peter Schuler
    News Office

    Vintage New Orleans dance music will fill the Quadrangle Club at the Second Annual Preservation Ball, which will be held Friday, May 3. The event will raise funds for ongoing renovations to the Club building, which was erected in 1922.

    The historic structure was designed by noted Chicago architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and the Howard Van Doren Shaw Society is a joint sponsor of the event.

    “In the past three years, the Quadrangle Club has been revitalized,” said Ted Cohen, Professor in Philosophy and the College and former Quadrangle Club president. “It’s an invaluable resource to the University and to the community. We had a great attendance last year for the Preservation Ball, and this year we hope for even more.”

    The seven-piece Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, a nationally known performance group that focuses on original arrangements of early jazz masters, will provide music for the evening of dinner and dancing.

    Tickets to the Preservation Ball start at $125 per person, and there also are underwriting opportunities with associated benefits available in several price categories.

    Further information is available by contacting Andy Austin Cohen at (773) 288-4694 or Todd Schwebel at (312) 280-1998.