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Kinsey Sicks to perform at Wieden Auditorium March 29

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

The Kinsey Sicks, the Dragapella Beauty Shop Quartet, will take the stage at Wieden Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, to deliver a night full of a cappella singing and comedy.

Since 1993, the Kinsey Sicks has served up a feast of music and comedy. The group's award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned them a diverse and devoted following. The evening's performance is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, Cultural Events Committee, Diversity Committee, Gay Straight Alliance, and Student Organization of Social Work.

The Kinsey Sicks have performed in more than 40 states around the country, along with appearances in Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia, an Off-Broadway show, and an extended run in Las Vegas. In addition to their two feature films and seven albums, the group has been featured in the New York Times and appeared on NBC's America's Got Talent, ABC's 20/20, and on the CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel. Billboard Magazine describes the group as "one act that should not be missed."

The Kinsey Sicks was founded in 1993 and included members Ben Schatz, a Harvard-trained civil rights lawyer and Irwin Keller, a University of Chicago-trained lawyer and linguist. In 2004, the group was joined by actor, singer and designer Jeff Manabat, who creates all the Kinsey Sicks' costumes. In 2008, the group expanded to include Kansas City-based actor and singer Spencer Brown.

ONE FREE ticket is available for UMPI, NMCC, and SAGE students with a valid ID; an additional ticket is $5. General admission for this show is $10 in advance or $15 at the door if seats are still available. Tickets are on sale now at the UMPI Bookstore in the Campus Center. For more information about this event, contact April Sue Platt at 768-9582.