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Past S.E.E benefits

S.E.E. Benefit 2014

UIC School of Theatre & Music

Student success was definitely the main focus at the fourteenth annual S.E.E. Benefit, as students from the UIC School of Theatre & Music presented an entertaining evening of music with their holiday concert.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2013

John McDermott

The UIC Forum was the perfect seasonal setting for the thirteenth annual S.E.E.Benefit, featuring a moving performance by John McDermott, a founding member of The Irish Tenors. John performed selections from his latest collaboration which includes “Wild Mountain Thyme”, “The Cliffs of Doneen”, and “Red is the Rose”,as well as the hilarious crowd?pleaser I’m My Own Grandpa”.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2012

The Four Tops

The twelfth annual S.E.E.Benefit at the UIC Forum featured an amazing performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame award winners, the Four Tops. The Four Tops are known for chart- topping hits, including “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”, “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, and “Baby I Need Your Loving”.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2011

The Commodores

The UIC Forum provided an exhilarating backdrop for the eleventh annual S.E.E.Benefit featuring a performance by the Commodores. Guests were treated to powerful renditions of Grammy Award-winning hits from the Commodores‚ including “Night Shift‚” “Brick House‚” and “Easy.”

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S.E.E. Benefit 2010

Erykah Badu

The tenth anniversary of the S.E.E. Benefit on December 3‚ 2010 featured an exhilarating performance from Erykah Badu‚ Grammy award winner and accomplished actress. This year’s event was held at its original location at the Student Services Building and the UIC Pavilion.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2009

Ramsey Lewis

The ninth annual S.E.E. Benefit on December 4‚ 2009‚ featured an evening of electrifying jazz from Ramsey Lewis‚ a native Chicagoan‚ UIC alumnus‚ and multi-Grammy award winner. The opening act was vocalist extraordinaire‚ Julia Huff.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2008

The Temptations Revue

The Temptations Revue featuring Dennis Edwards performed all the best hits of the influential Motown group at the eighth annual S.E.E. Benefit. The UIC Forum offered a warm atmosphere as the artists stepped back in time on December 5‚ 2008 to sing timeless hits including “My Girl”‚ “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg”‚ “Papa was a Rolling Stone”‚ and “I Can’t Get Next To You”.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2007

Daryl Hall and John Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates brought holiday cheer through their performance at the Seventh Annual S.E.E. Benefit on November 30‚ 2007. Best known as Hall and Oates‚ the duo performed songs from their new holiday CD and delivered an amazing rendition of their memorable songs including “Private Eyes” and “Rich Girl”.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2006

Earth‚ Wind & Fire

Chicago’s own Earth‚ Wind & Fire gave an amazing performance at the sixth annual SEE Benefit on December 1‚ 2006. This year’s benefit featured the presentation of the first SEE Scholarship to Karla Talley‚ a marketing major in the College of Business Administration.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2004

Roberta Flack and Isaac Hayes

The fourth SEE Benefit featured two great performances. Soul‚ jazz and pop singer‚ Roberta Flack‚ was the first featured performer followed by soulful Isaac Hayes at the concert held at the UIC Pavilion on November 19‚ 2004.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2003

Cook‚ Dixon‚ and Young

Cook‚ Dixon‚ and Young performed a highly entertaining and theatrical concert as the featured act at the third annual SEE Benefit on December 5‚ 2003.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2002

Ray Charles

Following the success of the 2001 SEE Benefit‚ the new tradition was continued in 2002 with a concert featuring Ray Charles at the UIC Pavilion. The UIC Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is proud to have hosted Ray Charles on one of his last concert tours ever. This hall of famer will be remembered as the man who brought the audience to their feet when he performed with Victor Vanacore‚ who conducted a 40-piece orchestra of local musicians‚ on December 6‚ 2002.

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S.E.E. Benefit 2001

The first Supporting Excellence Endowment Benefit featured two great events on two great evenings.

Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin was the first SEE Benefit performer. The Queen of Soul performed with a full horn section at the newly renovated UIC Pavilion on November 30‚ 2001.

The Irish Tenors
The Irish Tenors performed at the UIC Pavilion for the second evening of the 2001 SEE Benefit. Their holiday celebration on December 1 included a full orchestra.

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