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Rapper and Actor Ludacris to Perform at LIU Post’s Tilles Center on April 19

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Tilles Center for the Performing Arts,
LIU Post,
(516) 299-3100

LudacrisBrookville, N.Y -- Grammy Award-winning rapper and actor Ludacris will perform at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post in Brookville on Thursday, April 19. Tickets go on sale Thursday, March 22 for LIU Post students; Friday, March 30 for the general public.

Ludacris made a name for himself in 2000 with his breakthrough album, "Back for the First Time," which reached platinum status three times and featured the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy." He is also the co-founder of Disturbing Tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Ludacris has sold more than 12 million albums domestically thanks to the success of such singles as "Stand Up," "Get Back," "Roll Out (My Business)," "Number One Spot" and "Money Maker." Ludacris is known for his infectious songs, Dirty South hip hop style, witty humor, and unique vocal delivery. His latest album is "Battle of the Sexes," which addresses gender and relationships from the male and female perspective with guest spots by Nicki Minaj, Lil' Kim, Trey Songz, Shawnna, Flo-Rida, Ne-Yo, and a collaboration with producer Swizz Beatz.

Aside from his music career, Ludacris has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies. His first major film role was in 2003's box office hit "2 Fast 2 Furious." Other film appearances include 2004's "Crash," 2005's "Hustle and Flow," and 2011's "Fast Five" and "No Strings Attached." He has also appeared on a number of television shows including episodes of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Ludacris has won a Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and several Grammy Awards during his career.   

Doors open at 7 p.m. for the April 19 concert; show starts at 8 p.m. With an LIU I.D., students can purchase one ticket for $15.  Tickets are $25 for faculty and staff and  $50 for the general public. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please contact the LIU Tilles box office at (516) 299-3100 or visit www.tillescenter.org. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. LIU Post, formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, is located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville.

The concert is sponsored by the LIU Post's Association for Campus Programming and the Office of Student Life and Leadership Development, which provides a diverse range of opportunities for student involvement to complement the academic experience. The office oversees 80 student-run clubs and organizations at LIU Post.

Posted 03/21/2012

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