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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 14, 2010) – The TCC Gospel Extravaganza brings together students from area colleges to share songs, dance, mime and comedy. Sponsored by Tidewater Community College’s Student Activities and the Agape club, the event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3 p.m. in the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center in downtown Norfolk.

Featured performers include the TCC, Elizabeth City State University, Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University gospel choirs. The event also includes praise dancers from New Life Worship Center, a comedy routine by Antonio Kelley, a rap number by Donald Liburd (TCC faculty member) and a mime performance by Ebenezer Baptist Church.

The gospel event showcases area church choirs including Higher Praise Community Choir and Ebenezer Baptist Church Unity Choir. It also includes remarks by Pastor Glenn Porter with Queen Street Baptist Church.

Tickets run $7 for age 12 and up, $5 for children under 12 and will be for sale the day of the program at the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center.  For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 47,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit