remain to see the final speakers in UT Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series. Emmy
winner and conservationist Jeff Corwin speaks at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at College
Park Center, 601 Spaniolo Drive.
crooner Aaron Neville performs at 7:30 p.m. April 2, also at College Park
Center. Jazz great Ellis Marsalis opens for Neville with a question-and-answer
session between sets. Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of KERA 90.1 FM radio’s
“Think with Krys Boyd,” will emcee this event.
admission tickets are required but free to both lectures. A Premium Seating
package may be purchased for $25. The package includes a front-of-house seat,
reserved parking near the venue and front-of-line access to book signings.
Tickets may be obtained at www.utatickets.com.
has been working for the protection of endangered species and ecosystems around
the world for nearly three decades, but he is most well known as the host of
the Animal Planet show, “The Jeff Corwin Experience.”
his conservation efforts, he was named ambassador of climate change and
endangered species on behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, a prominent conservation
organization. Corwin’s well-reviewed book, “100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save
Earth’s Most Endangered Species,” was published in 2010.
has been delivering timeless music for five decades and released his latest
project, My True Story, in January. The selections range from pop
to R&B and soul, and he collaborated with music giants such as The Drifters
(“Under the Boardwalk”) and the Imperials (“Tears on My Pillow”).
his performance at UT Arlington, Marsalis will join Neville, for “A Night with New Orleans Music Legends.”
is one of the most respected pianists in jazz. In 2011, he was honored with the
opening of the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in Musicians’ Village in New
Orleans. Each of his four sons is a jazz musician, including music legends
Branford and Wynton Marsalis.
Maverick Speakers Series provides a dynamic forum for today’s brightest minds
to examine the people, ideas, actions and solutions that impact the world
around us. In addition to Corwin and Neville, this fifth season of the popular
lecture series featured prominent sportswriter Frank Deford, renowned
journalist Cokie Roberts, actor and comedian Seth Meyers and astronaut Mark
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