If you’ve enjoyed the recent Healing Through Song concert series and the Black Voices in History panel that preceded it, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to support some of the artists who contributed to these wonderful events. Here are a few ways that you can support some new endeavors that our artists and performers are working on:
Healing through Song Part 1 – I Know Where I’ve Been (Sunday, March 14th) Join us on Sunday: rooms open at 2:30 to meet and greet the artists and each other. REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS – advance your clocks one hour. Livechat with emcees David Stephens and Arlene Armstrong and today’s cast from Chicago and beyond: Paula Dione Ingram (Las Vegas),
To announce our “March month of Sundays at 3”, we’ve compiled excerpts of our upcoming concert and give a preview to the lively discussion we will have as we honor the legacy and build for the future of African-American artists in cabaret. Sundays in March 2021, at 3 PM CST. Madeline Morgan, Gwendolyn Brown, Ava Saunders, Cynthia Clarey, Chuck Webb,
Chicago was the capital of cabaret in the US when so much was going on in the 1910s and 1920s. The Stroll on State Street between 31st to 39th Streets featured Black performers like Alberta Hunter and band leaders like Lil Hardin Armstrong. Harlem picked up the baton in the 30s. And Barney Josephson opened Café Society in lower Manhattan
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Join our campaign to match this fund by visiting our donation page here. When making this donation please earmark it for Black Voices. THANK YOU for donating by March 28th, 2021.
While searching for an image to represent the launching of Black Voices in Cabaret, we are inspired by this painting by Cliff Joseph, African-American artist, activist and art therapist. Cliff was engaged in the world around us until the week of his passing on November 8, 2020, at the age of 98. He loved our cabaret work, and his wife