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Annual Eaglepalooza Event Will Feature American Idol Winner Phillips

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Phillip Phillips captured the 11th season of American Idol.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi has announced that Phillip Phillips and Elle Varner will be the featured artists for the 10th Annual Eaglepalooza event, set for April 5 in downtown Hattiesburg.

Phillip Phillips, a singer-songwriter, won the 11th season of American Idol. An accomplished guitarist, Phillips has been nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2012 and is currently nominated for World Music Awards.

Elle Varner is an R&B soul singer and songwriter who has been featured in BET’s Music Matters campaign. The multi-instrumentalist was listed as one of the 15 Artists to Watch and is a current Grammy Award nominee. Varner won “Best New Artist” at the 2012 Soul Train Awards.

Eaglepalooza is a free concert in Downtown Hattiesburg and is open to the student body at Southern Miss and the general public. For more information on Eaglepalooza or other events sponsored by Student Government Association, visit www.usm.edu/sga or call 601-266-4407.