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STARS Extravaganza ft. Jay Leno

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Stars Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce that acclaimed late night TV show host and Stand-up comedian, Jay Leno will be the featured entertainer at the 14th Annual Stars Extravaganza to be held on Wednesday – March 15, 2017 at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium.

Date: Wednesday March 15, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM
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Texas State University's VocaLibre is an auditioned group, open to students of all grades and majors. The group is dedicated to meeting each other, music, and audiences as honestly as possible, expressing their shared stories through song. From traditional choral music, to contemporary pop-covers, from renaissance and early music to South African freedom song, the group is a hybrid ensemble exploring unique and innovative programming, centering on themes of unity, hope, strength and love.

VocaLibre serves as a face of the music department, and of Texas State University, reaching out to audiences throughout the state of Texas and beyond, recently including performance trips to China and Hawaii. Closer to home, they've recently performed for Texas Board of Regents events, a spring '16 Lonesome Dove Cast Reunion, as well as Texas State Pride and Excellence events, convocations, and graduations. Their recent work was written up in the fall 2015 issue of Hillviews Magazine. In Spring of 2016, at the request of central offices of enrollment and marketing, VocaLibre recorded their first album, to be released in spring 2017.

Tickets to enjoy Jay Leno Live in Concert are on sale now at the American Bank Center Box Office, online at www.Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. All proceeds benefit Stars Scholarship Fund. Orchestra level seats are reserved for sponsors of the Stars Extravaganza and will not be available for purchase by the public.

We invite private and corporate citizens to support our initiatives of assisting students from our community have access to a higher education by becoming sponsors of the 14th Annual Stars Extravaganza. Our sponsors are offered a special experience of attending the Extravaganza itself, which includes a private event with cocktails, a plated dinner and a high-energy live auction followed by a performance by Jay Leno at the American Bank Center Selena Auditorium. Our sponsors receive year-round recognition and media exposure.

"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" dominated late night TV with more than two decades of consecutive top television. Leno has also gained an international following on the web and an Emmy Award for "Jay Leno's Garage" of which he is a producer as well as star. An untiring performer, Leno loves to test his humor live on audiences across the nation, performing over 100 live appearances in nightclubs, theaters and stadiums each year.

As individuals and businesses look at ways that they can give back to our community, we ask that they consider supporting the 14th Annual Corpus Christi Stars Extravaganza. A philanthropic investment in Stars Scholarship Fund directly helps fund scholarships, as we commit to applying 100% of sponsorship funds to student scholarships. Stars Scholarship Fund operating expenses are proudly covered by L&F Distributors and Anheuser-Busch. In addition, our partnerships with Texas colleges and universities enable Stars Scholarship Fund to have sponsor donations matched, allowing our funds to have a greater impact in our community.

About Stars Scholarship Fund

Stars Scholarship Fund is a non-profit organization committed to promoting access to and success in higher education for all students in our community. Based in McAllen, Texas, Stars offers scholarships to students from south and west Texas who are dedicated to completing a degree at an accredited college or university.

To date, Stars Scholarship Fund has awarded $25.7 million in scholarships to over 12,500 students since inception and is in the process of disbursing an additional $2.3 million in scholarship awards for this 2016/2017 academic year. The number of scholarships Stars Scholarship Fund can award is directly related to the success of our Extravaganzas, therefore we strive to ensure each Extravaganza is better than the last. For more information on the Stars Extravaganza or Stars Scholarship Fund, please visit our website at www.StarsScholarship.org.