Big Names Highlight RIT’s Brick City Homecoming
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, comedian Howie Mandel and R&B artist Rihanna to perform
Sept. 12, 2007
by John Follaco
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An innovator, an entertainer and an artist will headline festivities at Rochester Institute of Technology’s annual Brick City Homecoming. Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, comedian Howie Mandel, and rhythm and blues performer Rihanna will take the Gordon Field House and Activities Center stage Oct. 5-6 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of RIT’s homecoming tradition.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Gordon Field House box office and online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $15 for Wozniak, $50 for Mandel and $30 for Rihanna.
Rihanna will kick off the weekend’s entertainment at 8 p.m. Oct. 5. Rihanna, who recently released her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, topped the charts with her lead single,Umbrella, which was a collaboration with Jay-Z.
Wozniak, the 2007 Horton Distinguished Speaker, will speak at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Wozniak was instrumental in developing more user-friendly personal computers, such as the Apple I, the Apple II and Macintosh. He is currently the co-founder, chief technology officer and chief visionary officer for Jazz Technologies, Inc.
Mandel, who is best known for hosting NBC’s hit game show Deal or No Deal and as the creator and producer of the Emmy Award nominated animated children series Bobby’s World, will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 6.