Led by composer/violinist Renee' Baker, the Mantra Blue Free Orchestra performs freely-improvised and/or through-composed pieces that cannot be pigeonholed into any preconceived musical category.
Date : Sunday September 18
Time: 4pm Eastern Standard Time = 1 hour later than Chicago
Location: The Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road
Tickets are $15 cash
All ages welcome
Share an intimate evening with one-time South-Sider, Freddy Cole. The Festival Gala will feature 2011 Grammy nominated Freddy Cole, described by the New York Times as "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and great jazz in a spectacular setting.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Concert will begin at 7:00 PM
Place: Museum of Science and Industry
57 & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60637
Free parking available in Museum's garage
Adapted by George C. Wolfe
Music by Chic Street Man
Directed by Seret Scott
Part of the announced mission of the Great Black Music Project at the Carruthers Center for Inner-City Studies is to archive Black music recordings that are of importance historically, artistically, and culturally. To that end, I thought it would be a good idea to give a rundown of some of the archival work I have been involved with over the last few months. Working with archivist and fellow Project worker Kevin Beauchamp at the Centers’ offices on east 39th Street, I began to see that this would be the perfect place to deposit some of the music I have managed to hold on to over the years, music that had been recorded on cassette or, more recently, burned onto disc. The first project I had been mulling over was to transpose from audiocassette to computer wave file a tape of an impromptu conga drum set I recorded in 1973 during a Malcolm X Day celebration and parade that ended in Washington Park at 55th and King Drive.
By BEN SISARIO
Published: May 28, 2011
His death was announced in a Twitter message on Friday night by his British publisher, Jamie Byng, and confirmed early Saturday by an American representative of his record label, XL. The cause was not immediately known, although The Associated Press reported that he had become ill after returning from a trip to Europe.
7:00 pm, Free Admission
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 East Oakwood Blvd Chicago, Il
RAMSEY LEWIS: PROCLAMATION OF HOPE
premieres Thursday, April 14, 2011 on WTTW Channel 11-9pm
Thursday, April 21, 2011 on PBS nationwide!
Check Local Listings to see when it is airing on your local PBS station.
Direct link to iTunes is http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/great-black-music-project/id427802167
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