Leslie Odom Jr. Among "20 Most Interesting People Headed to Indiana This Fall"

Leslie Odom Jr. Among "20 Most Interesting People Headed to Indiana This Fall"

September 2, 2016

An Indianapolis Star feature headlined "20 most interesting people headed to Indiana this fall" includes Leslie Odom Jr., who will visit DePauw University to present an Ubben Lecture on September 20.

"The actor won a Tony Award for his portrayal of antagonist Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton," writes David Lindquist. "Odom's self-titled album reached No. 1 on Billboard magazine's jazz chart this summer."

The DePauw event, which takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Green Center for the PerformingIndy Star Rolled Up Arts (605 S. College Avenue), will include a speech, "Finding Your Personal Spotlight," a question-and-answer session, and a brief musical performance.

Like all Ubben Lectures, the event is presented free of admission charge and is open to everyone.

Access the story at IndyStar.com. More details can be found in the recent announcement of Odom's visit.

Established in 1986 through the generous support of 1958 DePauw graduates Timothy H. and Sharon Williams Ubben, the Ubben Lecture Series was designed to "bring the world to Greencastle" and has now presented 104 programs. Previous Ubben Lecturers have included Elie Wiesel, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bill Clinton, Peyton Manning, Benazir Bhutto, Tony Blair and Jimmy Kimmel.  (at right: Elie Wiesel greets the audience after his September 21, 1989 Ubben Lecture)

To view a complete roster of Ubben Lecturers -- which includes links to video clips and news stories -- click here. Video montages of many events are available on YouTube.

Source: Indianapolis Star