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December 17, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Wayne Boles, Celebration Chair, 434-5973

Celebration details on Web site at

Beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, December 19, tickets will be available for “10 Score,” the City’s celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th Birthday, from the Lied Center box office, 12th and “R” streets (472-4747, toll-free 800-432-3231, TDD 472-4721). Tickets will be required for three events, all beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center:

Tickets for the performances February 12 and 13 are $15 for adults and $10 for children and students (those over age 18 must show student identification). Free advance tickets to the Goodwin forum will first be available only to those purchasing tickets for both Thursday’s and Friday’s events ($30 total). A limited number of the free forum tickets will be distributed though this promotion. Beginning Wednesday, January 14, the rest of the free forum tickets will be available on a first-come basis from the Lied Center.

All tickets will be for open general admission seating. The Lied box office is open from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. It will be closed from December 24 through January 5 for UNL’s holiday break.

The City has sponsored the Abraham Lincoln Birthday Celebration since 2001, but the one-day event has been expanded for the Bicentennial. 10 Score is supported by the Nebraska Humanities Council and local businesses and individuals. Information is now available on the home page of the City Web site,, or by calling Diane Gonzolas at 441-7831.

The February 12 concert will be Ungar and Mason’s third appearance in Lincoln. They have performed on “A Prairie Home Companion” and their own public radio specials and have worked on soundtracks for films and for Ken Burns’s documentaries. Ungar composed “Ashokan Farewell,” the theme for Burns’ “Civil War” documentary.

“Civil War Voices”has been performed at Doane College in Crete and in Alabama in preparation for the premiere of the new and expanded production for the Bicentennial. Internationally-known composer Mark Hayes of Kansas City arranged the music. A fund-raising preview reception is planned for January 13 at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.

Other 10 Score events:

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