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City of Pittsburgh Proclaims March 24 Tamburitzan Day

The Duquesne University Tamburitzan folk music and dance ensemble will be recognized by Pittsburgh City Council, which will proclaim March 24 as Tamburitzan Day.

Following the reading of the official proclamation, six members of the "Tammies" ensemble will perform in costume Dances from Volyn, a number from their current season.

Founded in 1937, the Tamburitzans are based on the exciting music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. This performing ensemble of talented college students combines music, song and dance to celebrate the cultural heritages and shared values of the world. The longest-running live stage show in the United States, the Tammies perform more than 40 shows per year throughout the country.

Tuesday, March 24, at 10 a.m.

Where:   Pittsburgh City Council Chambers, 5th floor, City County Building, 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh.

The media are invited to attend/cover the event.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.