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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

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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
5:00-7:00PM

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
7:00-9:00PM




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.