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Professors step in for benefit recital

The Floyd Graham Society presents its annual salon series Friday, in observance of homecoming at the University of North Texas.

Illness forced musician Charles Nelson to cancel his appearance in this year’s series, but UNT faculty musicians Jeffrey Snider, baritone, and Elvia Puccinnelli, pianist, will perform in Nelson’s stead at 3 p.m. Friday at 915 W. Oak St.

The yearly concert recital raises money for the Floyd Graham Memorial Scholarship Fund. “’Fessor” Graham was a beloved music faculty member and jazz band leader.

Graham founded the Aces of Collegeland in 1927. The Aces were the college dance band, pit orchestra and stage band, laying the groundwork for the One O’clock Lab Band.

Refreshments will be served at the recital concert, which has a suggested donation of $40 or more. For reservations, call 940-656-0804 or e-mail

— Staff report