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Wyclef Jean to play in October

Corrected Sept. 19, 2000 08:45 p.m.\nWyclef Jean, the former Fugee bassist turned solo rapper and Grammy-winning producer, will be coming to campus in October.\nWith tickets going for $26.50 for students and $32.50 for nonstudents, Wyclef will perform with De La Soul and Black Eyed Peas at 7:30 Oct. 15 at the IU Auditorium. Booked by Union Board, the concert will be part of the MTV Cbampus Invasion Tour. \n"We've been working to bring a hip-hop concert to IU for some time now," said senior Jeff Zuckerman, Union Board concerts director. "To finally make it happen with such a strong lineup is fabulous. This is not a concert to be missed."\nDuring the day of the concert, the MTV Village will offer a variety of interactive entertainment, including a DJ setup that allows guests to remix and record compact disks.\n"When we heard that Campus Invasion had signed on Wyclef, it seemed like the ideal opportunity," Zuckerman said. "It'll be exciting to have the day village in Dunn Meadow."\nUnion Board has scheduled an array of musical acts for this fall, including country legend Bonnie Raitt and psychedelic blues band The String Cheese Incident. \n"We've being trying to serve all the niches on campus," said junior Vaughn Allen, Union Board public relations director. "We try to fill the voids, and so I guess our programming is eclectic."\nAllen said show will go off without a hitch, unlike the Bush/Moby cancellation in the spring. Through booking agency Rock 'n Roll Productions, Bush and Moby were slated to play a Campus Invasion Tour stop with Rage Against the Machine. Because of contractual disputes, all of the scheduled bands pulled out, and many fans have still not been reimbursed for their tickets.\n"This is all set up," Allen said. "It's a guaranteed show."\nWyclef Jean just released his second solo album, The Ecleftic ' 2 Sides II A Book, in late August. Featuring many provocative tracks like "Where Fugee At" and "Dirty South," it has been propelled to the top ten in sales.\nDe La Soul, who will also be appearing, released its last album, Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump, in late August. \nThough it did not fare as well commercially as Wyclef's debut, the record garnered praise from critics. \n"As consistent as death or taxes," read a Billboard review, "De La Soul can be counted on to take hip-hop listeners to the next level."\nAround since the late 1980s, De La Soul is largely credited with pioneering "alternative rap." With its laid-back beats and irreverent lyrics, it paved the way for such groups as A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets and their opening act, Black Eyed Peas.\nTickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, as well as the Indiana Memorial Union Activities Desk and the IU Auditorium Box Office. To charge by phone, call (812) 333-9955.

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