by Dan Gibson
I am neither a student nor a staff/faculty member of our local university, so I'm out of luck, but if you fall into one of those categories, you should head over to Centennial Hall (from 9 am to 7 pm) or the UA Bookstore in the Student Union (from 10 am to 6 pm) and grab some heavily discounted tickets for the forthcoming season of shows from UApresents. The sale is today, only at those locations and there are assorted limits, but the opportunity to get student tickets for $10 or staff tickets for $15 is probably too good to pass up. There are a bunch of shows worth seeing over the next eight months from jazz legend Arturo Sandoval to bluegrass mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, but if you're looking to get tickets to only one show, my vote might be Jonathan Batiste, an incredible New Orleans jazz pianist performing a series of shows at Club Congress in November. Go get some tickets, UA folk! Culture and sophistication are what separate you from the lawless drunken hordes up north!