“The Unauthorized Biography Series” to Repackage History Through Hip Hop

Sep 9, 2019 | University Relations staff

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues season three of its B.I.T.E. Size Series with Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Babka Theatre.

B.I.T.E. stands for Babka Intimate Theatre Experiences. This series of events showcase one-person or small cast performances in the intimate setting of Heritage Center’s black box venue. With maximum capacity of about 200, Babka Theatre offers general admission and stadium-style seating.

WHAT:            Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series, Live at Heritage B.I.T.E. Size Series

WHEN:            3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14

WHERE:          Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        General Public: $20 in advance, $25 day of show; Alumni, Military, and Veterans: $16 in advance, $21 day of show; Children and Students: $9 in advance, $14 day of show

Shaun Boothe, an award-winning hip-hop artist and TEDx speaker, created The Unauthorized Biography Series to celebrate the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical hip-hop songs. The critically acclaimed project captures the legacy of positive and influential figures such as Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King Jr., Bob Marley, Barack Obama, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey, and Malala Yousafzai. Half TED Talk, half live concert, Boothe fuses music, spoken word, multimedia, and motivation to deliver powerful stories of personal greatness.

Boothe is renowned for conceptual and interactive performances, many of which have graced opening stages of concerts for multi-platinum artists such as Nas, Lauryn Hill, Talib Kweli, and Snoop Dogg.

A Q&A discussion with Boothe follows the performance.

Tickets for Shaun Boothe: The Unauthorized Biography Series can be purchased from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.