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MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! Presented by The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the Campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut The Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University opens its Retro Concert Series with MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! on stage on Friday, October 5 (2012) at 8pm.
An original member of vocal sensations, The Supremes, Mary Wilson has gone on to be a part of dozens of hit records, has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world and continues to be looked up to as a singer who set the standard for females in the recording industry. Mary Wilson still performs with the same passion as she did singing with the original Supremes, but the world renowned celebrity is now using her fame and flair to promote humanitarian efforts to end hunger, raise AIDS awareness and encourage world peace. While Ms. Wilson is best known as a founding member of the world's most famous female trio – they recorded twelve No.1 hits from 1964 to 1969 – the legendary singer's career did not stop there, and she continues to soar to untold heights. Mary Wilson is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, businesswoman, former U.S. Cultural Ambassador, the recipient of an by Text-Enhance" href="http://www.marywilson.com/biography.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"Associate Degree from New York University in 2001, and an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. In 2007, she was named international spokeswoman for the Humpty Dumpty Institute, a platform she uses to condemn the death and destruction caused by hidden landmines and unexploded ordnances in less developed countries. Wilson's "Dare to Dream" lecture, which she presents to young people, emphasizes the need for personal perseverance to achieve their goals, despite obstacles and adversities in their lives. The topic is the foundation of her best-selling autobiography "Dreamgirl - My Life as a Supreme." She later authored its sequel, "Supreme Faith - Someday We'll Be Together." In 2000, these two books, along with updated chapters, were combined to complete her third book. She is currently working on a fourth book, which will be a coffee table hardcover featuring the gowns, history and legacy of the Supremes. As an official "goodwill" ambassador, Mary Wilson visited poverty-stricken areas in Bangladesh, where she witnessed children as young as five years old having to break bricks to earn money for their families. In Pakistan, she spoke at Fatima Jinnah Woman University about pursuing their goals and "Daring to Dream." In Mozambique and Botswana, Ms. Wilson addressed young people about the dangers of HIV and AIDS and her quest for world peace As a mother and a grandmother, Mary Wilson's personal desire is to be involved in worthy causes around the world that improve the lives of individuals, families and all humanity. Her experience as a Supreme and cultural ambassador broadened her horizons and afforded her the opportunity to be an advocate for social and economic challenges in the United States and abroad. The new season of the Retro Concert Series kicks off with MARY WILSON of The Supremes – Live in Concert! on Friday, October 5 (2012) at 8pm on the stage of the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts located on the campus of Sacred Heart University at 5151 Park Avenue in Fairfield, Connecticut just minutes from exit 47 of the Merritt Parkway. Tickets to Mary Wilson of The Supremes – Live in Concert! are: $40 - General Public $25 – Students/Faculty/Staff/Senior Citizens Tickets may be purchased: By Phone: Edgerton Center Box Office at 203.371.7908 (Mondays through Fridays from 12noon-4pm).