CPAB Letter to the Editor: Corrections to April 29 J. Cole Article

J. Cole performs at Bob Carpenter Center
Sara Pfefer/THE REVIEW
J. Cole’s performance.

Dear The Review Staff,

On April 29, members of the Cultural Programming Advisory Board (CPAB) read the article highlighting CPAB’s annual spring concert featuring J. Cole. We were disheartened to find that the article contained a significant amount of inaccuracies. CPAB agreed to participate in the interview to underscore the purpose of our organization, and unfortunately we believe it led to more confusion. In an attempt to clear up a number of points misstated in the article, we would like to clarify the following information:

-Tickets for the spring concert were released to University of Delaware students on
Wednesday, April 9.
-Tickets to the general public were on sale on Wednesday, April 16.
-Some students began to line up as early as the night of Tuesday, April 8 but they could not enter Trabant because it was past their hours of operation.
-Students had the option to purchase tickets at the Bob Carpenter Center as well as the Trabant Box Office.
-It is on April 9 that we coordinated a ticket system to keep lines organized; this was not a lottery system. The organization orchestrated a method that would be effective to minimize potential overcrowding and interruptions to the Trabant Student Center.
-For last year’s concert featuring Kendrick Lamar, ticket prices were set at $23 for UD students.
-The office of CPAB is affiliated with the Center for Black Culture.

We are extremely disappointed that this article was published with such inaccuracies. CPAB works tirelessly to create events for our community at the University to experience and enjoy.

We hope in the future a more balanced view is presented and appropriate follow-up occurs before it is published to your readership.

Cultural Programming Advisory Board

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