Rudy Giuliani, Jon Stewart, Jason Mraz Highlight RITís Brick City Homecoming, Oct. 6-9
Sept. 11, 2005
by Paul Stella
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A newsmaker, a news commentator and an up-and-coming musical artist will share the spotlight this fall at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, comedian Jon Stewart and singer-songwriter Jason Mraz will be featured at Brick City Homecoming—RITís traditional celebration for alumni, families and students—Oct. 6-9.
Giuliani will be this yearís Horton Distinguished Speaker and will make a presentation at 4 p.m., Oct. 8, in RITís Gordon Field House and Activities Center. Under Giulianiís leadership, the overall crime rate dropped drastically in New York City and tourism flourished. After America suffered its worst terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, Giuliani lead the recovery of the city as it faced its darkest hour. He was widely lauded and named Person of the Year by Time magazine.
Jon Stewart, best known as the anchor of Comedy Centralís The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, has become one of Americaís top social and comedic voices. The show has won the prestigious PEABODY Award for excellence and an Emmy. He will perform at 8 p.m., Oct. 8, in the Gordon Field House.
Jason Mraz hails from Mechanicsville, Va., where he grew up as a fan of the Dave Matthews Band. In 1999, he headed west and developed a following playing the coffeehouse scene in San Diego. His debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, was released in 2002 and produced the breakout hit single The Remedy (I Wonít Worry). Mraz will take the stage of the Gordon Field House at 8 p.m., Oct. 7.
Tickets for all performances are on sale—$20 for Giuliani, $50 for Stewart and $30 for Mraz—and are available to the public. To purchase tickets, visit the Gordon Field House box office or charge by phone at 585-475-4121. Tickets are subject to handling fees.
For more information on RITís Brick City Homecoming, visit www.rit.edu/brickcity.