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pF Spl3 rH$E,� <br /> � O <br /> v d <br /> W PEA( e; a <br /> r ' R <br /> Ig65 <br /> Office of the Mayor <br /> NEWS RELEASE <br /> Friday, January 12, 2007 2:00 PM <br /> Contact: Mikki Dobski, Communications& Special Projects, 5741235-5855 or 5741876-1564 <br /> Dennis J. Andres, Executive Director, Morris Performing Arts Center, 5741235-5603 <br /> Morris Star Rising High in National Rankings <br /> South Bend's Morris Performing Arts Center is once again ranked by Pollstar in the top <br /> 100 Theater Venues Worldwide, and they are moving up! The Morris jumped to #38 for 2006, <br /> up from their 2005 ranking of#46. South Bend's favorite performance venue shines in stellar <br /> company, alongside Radio City Music Hall and the Coliseum at Caesars Palace, and topping <br /> Rosemont Theatre and Fox Theatre in Detroit, according to the January 15, 2007, special edition <br /> of Pollstar. <br /> "The Morris Performing Arts Center is a cornerstone of downtown South Bend," <br /> commented Mayor Stephen J. Luecke. "The vision and hard work of the Morris staff continues <br /> to bring national recognition to South Bend and quality entertainment to the entire North Central <br /> Region of Indiana, and I congratulate them on this most recent achievement." <br /> "The Morris is proud of the fact that it has been consistently ranked among the top 50 <br /> theaters worldwide based on ticket sales," commented Dennis J. Andres, Executive Director. <br /> "The Morris continues to be a strong economic impact to downtown South Bend. We strive to <br /> meet promoters' expectations to attract a wide variety of events to the Morris and continue to be <br /> `the hottest ticket in town'and in the entire region!" <br /> Pollstar is the concert industry's leading trade publication. Its rankings are based on total <br /> ticket sales. <br />