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Think blue…drink pink

May 7, 2007

Los Angeles-area alumni and the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs are offering a great night at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 16. Reconnect with old friends and meet a few new Drake alumni at a pre-concert picnic, and then enjoy musical magic under the stars in one of the world’s largest natural amphitheaters.

The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature the 14-member band Pink Martini, recreating the legendary L.A. nightclub Cocoanut Grove, where Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and others wowed audiences. Fireworks will fill the sky after the concert.

Enjoy the pre-concert picnic starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Camrose Picnic Area (area 15). Bring your own picnic and a dessert -- or shaker of martinis -- to share with other Drake alumni and friends.

Concert tickets are $40 per person. If you already have concert tickets, please join the group for the picnic.

The Hollywood Bowl is located at 2301 N. Highland Ave., just off the Hollywood Freeway. Information about the concert, maps, and other aspects of the Bowl is available on the Bowl’s Web site at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Information on the Bowl’s shuttle to and from various areas -- its "park and ride" option -- is also available on the site.

A limited number of tickets are available for the show. To order yours, please RSVP by July 15 by calling Barb Dietrich Boose, director of alumni and parent programs, at 515-271-3077. Your tickets will be mailed to you.

Local Hollywood Bowl event organizers are Laurie Woken Manny, BN'82; Brian Harms, AS'89; Sean Gannon, AS'91; and Jeff Pielet, JO'76. See you at the Bowl!