United Performing Arts Fund honoring Al Jarreau at 50th anniversary celebration
Milwaukee native Al Jarreau — the seven-time Grammy-winning jazz vocalist who passed away Feb. 12 — will be honored by the United Performing Arts Fund at its 50th anniversary campaign kickoff March 6 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.
Jarreau was a strong advocate for the local non-profit, writing an editorial in the Journal Sentinel on its behalf last March.
In October, Jarreau came to his hometown to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Wisconsin Foundation for School Music. While in Milwaukee, UPAF conducted an on-camera interview with Jarreau for a fundraiser video, which will premiere at the campaign kickoff.
The 5:30 p.m. event will also feature performances by UPAF member groups. Registration is $10 at bit.ly/2017UPAFLaunch.
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