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Chicago Humanities Festival: Four Women

  • Francis W. Parker School - Heller Auditorium 2233 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, the team behind A Night at the Oscars and Birds Do It, Bees Do It..., bring us an evening exploring the lives and music of four iconic expatriates. Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt, Nina Simone, and Tina Turner felt compelled to journey far from home to realize their artistic and personal dreams. This one-night-only event, hosted by Lili-Anne Brown, will feature CHF favorites and music and theater legends including E. Faye Butler, Lynne Jordan, Dee Alexander, Bethany Thomas, and more. Uncover the deep and complicated histories behind beloved songs like “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” “Mississippi Goddam,” “River Deep – Mountain High,” “Private Dancer,” and “I Want to Be Evil.”