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'United' remembrance concert to honor Riley Howell, Reed Parlier, UNC Charlotte campus

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One year after the shooting that claimed the lives of Waynesville native Riley Howell and fellow student, Reed Parlier, UNC Charlotte will hold “United: A Remembrance Concert” to pay tribute to the victims. (Photo credit: Matthew Westmoreland)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WLOS) - One year after the shooting that claimed the lives of Waynesville native Riley Howell and fellow student, Reed Parlier, UNC Charlotte will hold “United: A Remembrance Concert” to pay tribute to the victims.

The concert is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. in the Belk Theater at the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will be hosted by CBS national correspondent and UNC Charlotte alum Don Dahler and will feature the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as well as various live music, dance, theater and other artistic performances.

UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois says that the intent of the remembrance concert is to honor Reed Parlier and Riley Howell, the four injured students, and all those affected by the events of that day.

Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will cost $25 for the public and $10 for UNC Charlotte students, plus taxes and facility fees. Tickets are now available on the Blumenthal website, and all proceeds will benefit the April 30 Remembrance Fund, which supports the work of the Remembrance Commission.

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