501 gala kicks off Mercyhurst University’s performing arts series

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A local university gets ready to kick off another performing arts series.

The 501 event, taking place at Mercyhurst University this past weekend, is an annual fundraiser held for the performing arts season at the Michael D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.  Attendees were treated to a night of music, including a performance by Broadway star Audra McDonald. 

President of Mercyhurst University, Michael Victor, says, “No one else in the region does things like this. Brings in these national and international stars to Erie for the benefit of everyone.”

Mercyhurst’s performing arts series will begin in September.
 

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