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Entertainment lineup for May 13 pre-commencement ceremony


May 12, 2009

Arizona State University is predicting warm weather and scorching entertainment for the 2009 Spring Commencement to welcome President Barack Obama to Sun Devil Stadium on Wednesday.

The pre-ceremony show reflects the array of talent at ASU and the community at large.  From Mariachi to hip-hop to gospel to one of rock’s greatest icons – Alice Cooper – this year’s lineup features a stellar and culturally diverse cast of performing artists.

The entertainment schedule and lineup is as follows:

• 4:45 p.m. – Introduction by Master of Ceremonies, Benjamin Benya, a graduating senior at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

• 4:47 p.m. – Mariachi ASU

• 5:03 p.m. – Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

• 5:08 p.m. – ASU Hip-Hop Coalition

• 5:19 p.m. – Native American singing by Jarod Pidgeon, Master’s Candidate, ASU Mary Lou Fulton College of Education and Graduate Research Assistant

• 5:25 p.m. – Native American Flute Improvisation – Randy Kemp, ASU Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts

• 5:30 p.m. – The Phoenix Indian Center Navajo Singing Group – featuring Jolyana Bitsuie, Master’s Candidate, ASU Mary Lou Fulton College of Education and Faculty Associate in Navajo Language Classes

• 5:40 p.m. – ASU Gospel Choir

• 6 p.m. – Runaway Phoenix featuring Dash Cooper with special appearance by Alice Cooper

• 6:21 p.m. – Sun Devil Marching Band & Spirit Squad

• 6:37 p.m. – ASU Pitchforks

• 6:47 p.m. – Emcee ends pre-ceremony performance