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    A Tribute to Joe Negri Will Help Support Endowed Scholarship

    Duquesne University and the Mary Pappert School of Music will celebrate the career of Pittsburgh icon and guitar faculty member Joe Negri with a special event that will support the Joe Negri Jazz Guitar Endowed Scholarship.

    A Tribute to Joe Negri will include a cocktail reception, dinner and a performance by Negri and many of his friends and local jazz musicians. Performers include Max Leake, Tony De Paolis and Tom Wendt (members of the Joe Negri Trio), Mike Tomaro, Maureen Budway, Sean Jones and Joe Dallas. In addition, some of Negri's students are expected to perform at the tribute.

    "I'm deeply honored and very excited to see this scholarship become a reality," Negri noted on his website, www.joenegri.com.

    When:
    Friday, April 26
    6 p.m., cocktail reception
    7 p.m., dinner

    Where: Power Center Ballroom, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Information:   Cost is $100 per person. Donations can also be made by visiting www.myduquesne.duq.edu/negritribute. Call 412.396.5131 for more information.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.