SOUTH MILWAUKEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS
SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES
Thursday, January 30, 7:30 PM
(South Milwaukee, WI) – South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is proud to present Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series on Thursday, January 30. Creator Shaun Boothe is an award-winning hip hop artist, TEDx motivational speaker, and founder of Live Your Legacy Academy. The Unauthorized Biography Series is a critically acclaimed musical project celebrating the world’s greatest cultural icons such as Martin Luther King Jr., Bruce Lee, Oprah Winfrey, Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai and more. Each chapter captures the legacy of an influential figure in a documentary-style music video utilizing hip hop. Shaun created this series to entertain, inform, and awaken the greatness within us all. Half TED Talk, half live concert, he uses music, multimedia, and motivation to deliver powerful and transformative messaging. Themes include leadership, overcoming fears and challenges, diversity, equity, the power of acknowledgement, redefining masculinity, and more. According to a Forbes article by Michael Humphrey, Boothe’s presentation teaches us “the critical peaks and valleys of great people, often in surprising ways.” Shaun will also hold a student workshop for the children of South Milwaukee High School earlier in the day.
About Shaun Boothe
A Toronto native, Shaun Boothe has opened for artists such as Nas, Lauryn Hill, and Snoop Dog. His fascination with historical figures and the victims of everyday oppression they inspire, blended with his astounding musical capabilities as a hip hop artist, creates a fresh experience by repackaging history as we know it. This is prevalent through his TEDx Talks, viral videos, and his speaking tour. By celebrating historical legends, he also reflects upon the perseverance and commitment it took for him to grow as a musical and social icon. Read the February FORBES Article, Meet Shaun Boothe: The ‘Unauthorized’ Biographer Who Breathes Life Into Life Stories.
Tickets: Adult $25-35, Senior (ages 60+) $20-30, Student (ages 4 thru college) $10-20. Tickets may be purchased online at www.southmilwaukeepac.org or through our box office at 414-766-5049 or in person at 901 15th Avenue. Box office hours are M-F (by phone 10-4 and walk-up 10-1). If purchasing in person, use door #7 and show ID. Box office opens one hour before the show, while tickets last.
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) has been providing the greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin communities with creative, innovative and diverse performing arts for 15 years. Located inside of the South Milwaukee 6-12 campus, it serves the families of South Milwaukee and provides professional performing arts services for hundreds of events annually.
Past performances on the SMPAC stage include The Soweto Gospel Choir, Celtic Nights, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Vienna Boys Choir, The Violent Femmes, Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana, Tommy Emmanuel, Legends Roundtable to Honor Da Crusher, Ex Fabula, Cirque Alfonse, The Official Blues Brothers Revue, John McGivern, Lindsey Buckingham, George Watsky, Donny McCaslin, Robert Glasper, The Zombies, Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Anderson, Arlo Guthrie, The Red Green Show, Slim Goodbody, George Winston and many, many more.
SMPAC was voted as a top five Best Theatre in City Voter’s Milwaukee A-List Best Of contest in 2016 and 2017, receiving customer reviews such as “Great venue with fabulous events for all ages!” “Excellent and diverse touring artist performances showcased in a comfortable, friendly theatre away from the downtown crowds.” “There is not a bad seat in the house.” SMPAC was named the tri-city South Shore Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Award for 2017.
The SMPAC Performing Arts Series is sponsored in part by Classic Cargo International Inc., Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee Airport, Skyline Catering & Express Deli, TASC Services LLC., Molthen-Bell & Sons Funeral Home and Ken Cook Co. Performances are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.
SMPAC is located inside of the South Milwaukee School District 6-12 campus, at 901 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee between College and Rawson Avenues. It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794. Free parking is available in the northwest parking lot. For events, patrons should enter door #9. For tickets or more information, visit southmilwaukeepac.org or call (414) 766-5049.