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SU’s Pulse presents acclaimed singer-songwriter Marc Broussard at Landmark Theatre Aug. 23 as part of ‘Feel the Pulse of Downtown Syracuse’ presented by Student Affairs
SU’s Pulse presents acclaimed singer-songwriter Marc Broussard at Landmark Theatre Aug. 23 as part of ‘Feel the Pulse of Downtown Syracuse’ presented by Student AffairsJuly 08, 2008Jaime Winne Alvarezjlwinne@syr.edu
On Saturday, Aug. 23, Syracuse University’s Pulse performing arts series will present acclaimed singer-songwriter Marc Broussard live at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse. The performance begins at 9 p.m. The event is free for SU first-year and transfer students with valid SU I.D. A limited amount of reserved seating is available for the general public. Tickets for the general public are $12 and can be purchased now through the Landmark Theatre Box Office by calling (315) 475-7980. No cameras or recording devices will be allowed in the Landmark Theatre.
Broussard’s performance is part of the Syracuse Welcome event, “Feel the Pulse of Downtown Syracuse,” presented by SU’s Division of Student Affairs. During a series of private, downtown events, incoming first-year and transfer students are introduced to the wide variety of arts opportunities presented by Pulse and partner arts organizations in Central New York, as well as venues of the Connective Corridor.
The son of Louisiana Hall of Fame guitarist Ted Broussard (The Boogie Kings), Marc Broussard’s style is best described as “Bayou Soul” — a mix of funk, blues, R&B, rock and pop matched with distinct Southern roots. He made his Atlantic Records debut with “Must Be The Water,” his first collection of new songs since the 2004 release of his EP “Carencro.” “Must Be The Water” is a full-blooded take on the blues, soul, Cajun, rock and swamp-pop of his home state of Louisiana.
During the 2007 Christmas season, Broussard’s song “Home” was featured on NBC’s hit reality series, “Clash of The Choirs,” with country superstar Blake Shelton leading his choir in a rousing rendition of the single. The song also previously served as the theme for NBC’s hit show “Medium.” Another track, “Must Be The Water,” recently served as the theme song for on-air promotions of the 2008 NBA All-Star Game. Broussard also performed “Home” live before a nationwide audience as part of the kickoff to the weekend of NBA All Star events on TNT.
Broussard and his band have appeared in countless headline shows; show-stopping sets at music festivals South By Southwest, Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival; and on tour alongside Dave Matthews Band, Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Gavin DeGraw, O.A.R. and Maroon 5. Broussard has also been a featured performer on TV programs including “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Jimmy Kimmel Show,” “The Late Show with Conan O’Brien” and “Larry King Live.”
In addition to his music career, Broussard is very involved with philanthropic work. He founded the “Momentary Setback Fund” to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. All proceeds from his 2005 release, “Bootleg to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Katrina” went to help rebuild his home state. In 2007, Broussard and his band headed to Asia and the Middle East for a four-week tour, performing for U.S. troops in association with the military’s MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) command. As a result of his humanitarian efforts, Broussard was invited to serve as spokesperson for Louisiana’s United Way of Acadiana and was recently bestowed with Hard Rock International’s “Love All, Serve All” award in recognition of his on-going commitment to philanthropy.
Pulse, a collaborative project of SU’s Division of Student Affairs and College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), provides students and the local community opportunities to attend and participate in programs, performances, exhibitions and events in the visual and performing arts. For more information on Pulse, visit http://students.syr.edu/pulse.
For more information on this event, contact Pulse’s Jennifer Kirkegaard at 443-6135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.