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Sterling A. Brown Blues Festival of the Arts.

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones)


Amiria Baraka a.k.a LeRoi Jones Keynote speaker

The Wilson People: a Tribute to August Wilson



Wednesday April 13th, 2011

Back by popular demand "The Wilson People : A Tribute to August Wilson"
Created by Carol Mitchell-Leon
Directed by Daryl Satcher

Columbia College Chicago
Herman Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash

Free and open to the public


Thursday April 14th, 2011

Join us as we celebrate the blues in the arts including music and a staged reading from August Wilson's ten play cycle of the African American experience.  This year's special keynote address will be delivered by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones).  The Author/Architect of the Black Arts Movement and Poet Laureate of the Newark , New Jersey Public Schools will speak from his book, Blues People: Negro Music in White America. 

This is a ticketed event:  Columbia Students with ID Free.
General Admission $5.00  BUY TICKETS AT  https://quikpayasp.com/colum/commerce_manager/payer.do?orderType=event_ticket

Net proceeds to benefit the Open Doors Scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen who have graduated from a Chicago Public High School.

Getz Theater
72 E. 11th Street

This festival is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Institutional Advancement and the English Department in the School of the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

For more information please contact 312.369.8105.