June 19--PEMBROKE -- Givens Performing Arts Center was ranked recently as one of the top university performing arts centers in the nation.
Givens, located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, was ranked 16th on a list of the 25 "most amazing" university arts performing arts centers compiled by BestValueSchools, an online college ranking site.
The site noted Givens' Broadway and More, On Stage Youth and Distinguished Speaker series. It mentioned appearances by Bill Nye, the Russian National Ballet and other speakers and performers.
The 1,600 seat performing arts center also hosts an annual youth G-Camp, Lumbee Homecoming and the River People Music and Cultural Festival, which spotlights Native American culture and talent.
- Rodger Mullen
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