Shannon Brown: From NBA Champ To Local Hero

    SB: I think more kids need more positive things to get into, and that there aren’t enough constructive things for them to do. We need to reach out to kids early with positive programs and positive role models. There aren’t enough programs, art programs, sport programs, computer classes. They need to get away from all the negativity. They need to be given a different way of seeing things.

    BDO: Does the name Wood-Star have something to do with you hailing from Maywood?

    SB: Absolutely! “Wood” comes from Maywood, as well as the hardwood floor of a basketball court. “Star” comes from basketball star.

    Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival

    Hosted by VH1′s Janell Snowden & MTV’s Sway, Shannon Brown’s Wood-Star Music Festival promises to deliver 3 days of entertainment, empowerment and culture with proceeds benefiting the Shannon Brown Foundation. WMF will be your annual destination event!

    Date: August 17-19, 2012
    Location: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60607

    The All-Star Line-up Includes:

    • Robin Thicke
    • Monica
    • Estelle
    • Dawn Richard
    • Fantasia

    For ticket sales and more information about the Wood-Star Music Festival, please visit www.woodstarmusicfestival.com.

    For more information about Shannon Brown, visit www.officialshannonbrown.com.

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