A&M International Presents First Benefit Dance Concert Thursday

The first of three flamenco dance concerts benefiting the Texas A&M International University Dance Department will be presented Thursday, Jan. 20 at the Laredo Little Theatre, 4802 Thomas Avenue.

The concert, titled "An Evening with Ottmar Liebert and the Gipsy Kings" will begin with a Wine and Cheese Reception from 7:15 - 8 p.m., followed at 8 p.m. by an electrifying performance by A&M International's Classical Spanish Ballet Troupe and guest guitarist Roberto Cruz III.

Admission is $10 per person and proceeds will help fund student scholarships and student travel.

Encore performances are scheduled on Friday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, 22 at the Laredo Little Theatre. Each evening will begin with a Wine and Cheese Reception from 7:15 - 8 p.m. followed at the concert at 8 p.m.

Reservations may be made by calling 326-2640 or 727-0935. Tickets will also be sold at the door if seating is available.

For more information or for reservations, contact concert director Bede Leyendecker, assistant professor of dance at A&M International, at 326-2640 or 727-0935.

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