Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts serves as a hub for the vibrant arts scene at the Univer
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The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts is a new multidisciplinary arts center at the University of Chicago located south of the Midway Plaisance at the corner of East 60th Street and Drexel Avenue. Designed by renowned architects Todd Williams and Billie Tsien, the building integrates classroom, performance, exhibition, studio, and rehearsal spaces to create a dynamic environment for arts an

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Have you got your tickets yet? Don’t miss out on this incredible night of Experimental Blues! Vienna Carroll and Melody ...
11/03/2023

Have you got your tickets yet? Don’t miss out on this incredible night of Experimental Blues!

Vienna Carroll and Melody Angel join us this Saturday to es**rt audiences through a musical journey of catharsis and revitalization that is sure to soothe your soul and energize your body.

Sat, Nov 4, 7:30pm / Seating in our popular, intimate Performance Penthouse is limited; purchase your tickets today : https://bit.ly/475tAu8

The November Family Saturday will be a celebration of dreams! Lets imagine together envisioning blues filled stories, dr...
11/02/2023

The November Family Saturday will be a celebration of dreams! Lets imagine together envisioning blues filled stories, drumming into new futures and being swept away by colorful films!

Sat, Nov 4, 2-4pm / Gidwitz Lobby

Every Family Saturday is FREE, and all supplies are provided! See the schedule of events and RSVP here: https://bit.ly/49eDiMu

Logan Center Community Arts hosts this family-friendly event on the first Saturday of the month. Cultivate your child’s artistic curiosity with t...

Calling all jazz fans - This is a Friday at Logan you don't want to miss!Join us Fri, Nov 3,  in Café Logan for a FREE p...
10/31/2023

Calling all jazz fans - This is a Friday at Logan you don't want to miss!

Join us Fri, Nov 3, in Café Logan for a FREE performance by Jeremy Joél Warren and the Messengers of Black Music!

Then at 7:30p, get your tickets to award-winning jazz tuba player Theon Cross. Hailed for reinventing the tuba, the flexibility and power of his sound has made Cross a major figure in London’s thriving jazz scene. His rise to fame started in 2016 with the release of Aspirations, bringing international attention and a Jazz FM nomination for best Jazz Newcomer.
$40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students
Get your tickets: https://bit.ly/477086H

🪩 ONE NIGHT ONLY! 🪩Immerse yourself in the captivating history of ballroom culture, where dance, fashion, and self-expre...
10/28/2023

🪩 ONE NIGHT ONLY! 🪩

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of ballroom culture, where dance, fashion, and self-expression collide. This event is a tribute to the pioneers who revolutionized the art of ballroom, transcending societal norms and creating a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community to shine.

Beyond the Renaissance: Celebrating the History of Ballroom Culture!
Sat, Nov 11, 6PM | DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center

Don't miss out on this extraordinary event that celebrates diversity, inclusivity, and the power of self-expression. Mark your calendars and be prepared to be dazzled by the beauty and talent that lies Beyond the Renaissance!

Tickets $20 - https://bit.ly/Ballroom23
UChicago Students $10 - https://bit.ly/3Mbrkt2

Get your tickets to Theon Cross: https://bit.ly/477086HAnd come early for a free performance from Jeremy Joél Warren And...
10/27/2023

Get your tickets to Theon Cross: https://bit.ly/477086H

And come early for a free performance from Jeremy Joél Warren And The Messengers Of Black Music, 6pm in Café Logan!

blew us away with his tuba during his opening set for . Watch the full performance of "Brockley" LIVE at Jazz Is Dead in Los Angel...

Join us tomorrow, Oct 27, for a visionary panel discussion related to the exhibition that imagines a world with establis...
10/26/2023

Join us tomorrow, Oct 27, for a visionary panel discussion related to the exhibition that imagines a world with established freedom of expression & inquiry.

Performance Penthouse
6-8pm

Start your weekend with THREE incredible world premieres!This Fri, Oct 27, join us for OpenEndedGroup with Tom Chiu and ...
10/25/2023

Start your weekend with THREE incredible world premieres!

This Fri, Oct 27, join us for OpenEndedGroup with Tom Chiu and Jodi Melnick. Music, dance, 3D cinema, historical texts, and the power of AI combine for one night in this one-of-a-kind, convention-defying performance.

With a post-concert discussion featuring UChicago Faculty and the artists following the performance. Learn more and grab your tickets today: https://bit.ly/3s561T4

One night, three innovative premieres.

Digital art duo OpenEndedGroup, dancer and choreographer Jodi Melnick, and violinist Tom Chiu are presenting a captivating evening that fuses live 3D cinema with AI, history, music, and dance. Join them on October 27 at 7:30 PM at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts — tickets available here: https://chicagopresents.uchicago.edu/concerts-and-events/openendedgroup-tom-chiu-and-jodi-melnick

Join us in celebrating the release of ‘At Winter’s End,’ a game made by UChicago Media Art and Design students this past...
10/25/2023

Join us in celebrating the release of ‘At Winter’s End,’ a game made by UChicago Media Art and Design students this past summer with the Weston Game Lab!

Eren Slifker and Isaac Berman (MAAD ’23) partnered together to run Slandercast Summer Studio, leading a team of seven interns to develop a cozy game about growing up. The game will be released on Steam on Nov 1.

The Weston Game Lab is a part of Logan Center Labs where students, faculty, and staff collaborate on the research and development of games—digital, board, card, or alternate reality—that produce social impact or experiment with form.

Learn more about the game here: https://bit.ly/3S4SxS2

RSVP to the Release Party by Oct 27: https://bit.ly/46WuPve

At Winter's End is a cozy narrative dice-rolling RPG about 12-year-old Noel growing up in the forest of spirits. Explore the forest and complete quests while rolling dice to see how Noel responds to the challenges they face.

This incredible exhibition has been featured in the Hyde Park Herald!Check out 💎 Sapphire & Crystals: Freedom's Muse 💎 a...
10/21/2023

This incredible exhibition has been featured in the Hyde Park Herald!

Check out 💎 Sapphire & Crystals: Freedom's Muse 💎 at the Logan Center. Located in our Gallery on the first floor.

Read the full article here:

Gold bars and emerald lines divide Venus Blue’s quilt into irregular, black and white panels stitched into dark fabric. On one side, fathers staring intently at the spectator with children

Join us in the Performance Penthouse for an in-depth presentation from visiting artist Huehuecoyotl (Fernando Palma Rodr...
10/13/2023

Join us in the Performance Penthouse for an in-depth presentation from visiting artist Huehuecoyotl (Fernando Palma Rodríguez) of his artistic practice spanning over three decades.

Mon, October 16, 6PM | Free

Combining his early training as mechanical engineer and as an artist, Huehuecoyotl 's installations and robotic sculptures utilize custom software to perform complex, narrative choreographies that respond to issues facing indigenous communities in Mexico, addressing human and land rights, violence, and urgent environmental crises.

Presented by the Open Practice Committee in the Department of Visual Arts alongside the 2023 Lit & Luz Festival and in collaboration with the Media Arts and Design Program at the University of Chicago.

You don't want to miss this! 🎶The Spinning Home Movies series returns with an evening of musical performance, vintage fi...
10/12/2023

You don't want to miss this! 🎶

The Spinning Home Movies series returns with an evening of musical performance, vintage films and lively commentary capping the 2023 artist residency with composer and musician Reginald R. Robinson, in collaboration with film scholar Allyson Nadia Field, at the local film archive South Side Home Movie Project.

RSVP and learn more here: https://bit.ly/3EIkqY6
Sat, Oct 14, 7pm

Tracing the discontinuities/continuities of Black life and dance across a century, “Rhythm and Love” draws upon audiovisual fragments of historic Black life — ragtime tunes, rare clips of early Black cinema, scenes from the Roberts Show Lounge, house music beats — to present a unique mix of film and music both historic and contemporary.

The Spinning Home Movies series returns with an evening of musical performance, vintage films and lively commentary.

💎 Sapphire & Crystals: Freedom's Muse 💎   Join us Fri, Oct 13, at 6pm for Freedom's Muse Opening Reception and Sapphire ...
10/11/2023

💎 Sapphire & Crystals: Freedom's Muse 💎

Join us Fri, Oct 13, at 6pm for Freedom's Muse Opening Reception and Sapphire & Crystals Silent Auction!

Logan Center Exhibitions : "In this exhibition, Sapphire & Crystals artists address Freedom’s Muse in painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, quilting, drawing, and mixed media. We hope our individual and collective creative expressions inspire our viewers to muse more deeply about freedom, inclusion, diversity and respect for all cultures and contributions; to Be and Do as a philosophy of life; Be the change we want to see in the world, and do what is necessary to achieve it.”

Learn more: https://bit.ly/FreedomsMuse

The Logan Center is thrilled to be a partner of the 59th Chicago International Film Festival!View screening days and tim...
10/06/2023

The Logan Center is thrilled to be a partner of the 59th Chicago International Film Festival!

View screening days and times, and purchase tickets, at chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/venues/logan-center/

Save $10 off any regular priced ticket to Logan Center screenings by using code: 59FESTRDLC

Join us in Hyde Park as we screen 4 beautiful movies at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts for the 59th , by visionary auteurs Raven Jackson, Wim Wenders, George C. Wolfe, and Roger Ross Williams.

Learn more & get tickets: https://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/festival/venues/logan-center/

This Friday at Logan!Tickets: https://bit.ly/3rFurCw
10/05/2023

This Friday at Logan!
Tickets: https://bit.ly/3rFurCw

"...not just extraordinary musicians but also next-generation thinkers." -Time Out New York

On October 6th, chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound will perform the North American premiere of Donnacha Dennehy’s evening-length piece, Land of Winter. Stick around after the performance to hear from the composer himself in a post-concert discussion. You won’t want to miss this—tickets available now on our website!

10/05/2023

📽️ This Friday is Five Films by Fred Camper! 📽️

Friday, Oct 6, 7pm | Screening Room

Joan Goes to Misery (1967) – 8 min – 16mm
A Sense of the Past (1967) – 4 min – 16mm
Dan Potter (1968) – 39 min – 16mm
Welcome to Come (1968) – 3 min – 16mm
Bathroom (1969) – 25 min – 16mm
Total Runtime: 85 min

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3Q27brF
Film Studies Center Chicago Film Society

10/01/2023

Coming soon...

Logan Center Exhibitions is pleased to present "Freedom’s Muse" featuring members from Sapphire & Crystals, a collective of African American women artists in Chicago initially conceived by Marva Pitchford Jolly and Felicia Grant Preston in 1987.

See below for upcoming events:

💎 Café Exhibition and Silent Auction
Through October 13 | Café Logan

💎 The Chicago Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression Launch Reception & Exhibition Preview
Friday, October 6 | 5-7PM

💎 Opening Reception and Silent Auction
Friday, October 13 | 6-8PM

This exhibition explores the intersection of art and freedom of expression in celebration of the 36th Anniversary of the collective and the launch of the university’s new Chicago Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression.

SCREENWRITING BOOT CAMPApply today for a 4-week/8 class series of screenwriting workshops focusing on the structure and ...
09/23/2023

SCREENWRITING BOOT CAMP

Apply today for a 4-week/8 class series of screenwriting workshops focusing on the structure and idea-generative nature of writing scripts for the screen. See below for eligibility*!

This cohort-based program serves any-level writer that is interested in learning and honing their skills alongside fellow South Side storytellers. Taught by Terrance T. Brown, a screenwriter, playwright and lecturer based in Chicago.

All workshops will be FREE & in person at the Logan Center!

PROGRAM DATES
Application Deadline: Sun, Sep 24
Workshop dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays October 3–26, 6-8pm

*ELIGIBILITY:
South Side Chicago Resident
18+ years old
Must be able to attend all 8 workshops in person.

Apply here: https://bit.ly/3PNxzp0

Plan your trip to Logan for all the amazing performances happening for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival!Tomorrow's schedule: ...
09/22/2023

Plan your trip to Logan for all the amazing performances happening for the Hyde Park Jazz Festival!

Tomorrow's schedule:

Performance Penthouse
1:30pm-2:30pm Adegoke Steve Colson (solo)
5:00pm-5:45pm Luke Stewart’s Exposure Quintet
6:15pm-7:00pm Luke Stewart’s Exposure Quintet

Performance Hall
5:00pm-6:00pm Artifacts + Dal Niente: Works by Nicole Mitchell
7:15pm-8:15pm Ches Smith and We All Break
9:30pm-10:30pm Dee Alexander’s Ancestors Reign

Screening Room
4:00pm-5:00pm The Velvet Lounge 40 Years Later: A Legacy of Place

Join us for Community Book Club! 📚Community members, university staff, faculty and students are invited to read Rest is ...
09/16/2023

Join us for Community Book Club! 📚

Community members, university staff, faculty and students are invited to read Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto by Tricia Hersey, and join us for a collective discussion facilitated by Logan Center Senior Director of Programming & Engagement Emily Hooper Lansana.

Even if you haven’t read the book, we encourage you to join us for insightful conversations reflecting on the themes of rest, resistance, justice, and radical care highlighted by Hersey.

Wed, Sept 20, Noon-1:30pm | Performance Penthouse

RSVP link:

Community members, university staff, faculty and students are invited to read the book, and join us for a collective discussion facilitated by Loga...

The 17th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest is coming to Logan! Join us for FREE performances that include national and internat...
09/13/2023

The 17th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest is coming to Logan!

Join us for FREE performances that include national and international artists alongside some of Chicago’s brightest lights.

Sept 23, 2023 | 1:30pm - 10:30pm

Performance Penthouse
1:30pm-2:30pm Adegoke Steve Colson (solo)
5:00pm-5:45pm Luke Stewart’s Exposure Quintet
6:15pm-7:00pm Luke Stewart’s Exposure Quintet

Performance Hall
5:00pm-6:00pm Artifacts + Dal Niente: Works by Nicole Mitchell
7:15pm-8:15pm Ches Smith and We All Break
9:30pm-10:30pm Dee Alexander’s Ancestors Reign

View hydeparkjazzfestival.org/hpjf2023 for other artists and venues.

09/12/2023

Chicago Latino Dance Festival at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
September 17
FREE RSVP bit.ly/3EzDuaW

09/07/2023

EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE WEEK!

You have until Sept 14 to see ‘Black is Beautiful’ featuring photographs by Tony Smith and curated by Dorian Sylvain.

Located in Café Logan, this exhibition is free and open for all to enjoy.

This is amazing - See Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in this segment on NBC Chicago! And learn more and get your tic...
09/06/2023

This is amazing - See Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in this segment on NBC Chicago!

And learn more and get your tickets for tomorrow's Sept 7 performance: https://bit.ly/CBDLPatRavinia

Featuring varied dance forms—from Afro-fusion to jazz, tap to Chicago’s own footwork and more—the show intertwines technology and movement seeped in Black tradition to tell a story of evolution and rebirth.

Chicago’s Black Dance Legacy Project will hold center stage at Ravinia on Thursday, with 10 different dance companies performing to raise awareness and funds for the art form. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has more.

09/04/2023

Only 10 more days to see the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in ‘The Big Bang: Movement Theory + The Black Dancing Body’ at ART on the MART!

The projection will be on view nightly at 9pm CT until Sept 13, 2023.

Join us for Artist Live with Dorothy Burge and Michelle Daniel Jones! Don't miss this special evening and the chance to ...
09/01/2023

Join us for Artist Live with Dorothy Burge and Michelle Daniel Jones!

Don't miss this special evening and the chance to see the artists' powerful exhibit, "Makes Me Wanna Holla," which exposes the injustices of mass incarceration.

Wed, Sept 6, 6p-7:30p, FREE
RSVP today: bit.ly/artistslive

The evening will feature an intimate dialogue with the artists about their personal and professional paths. There will be opportunities for audience members to engage each artist.
A reception with food and drink will follow.

The exhibit closes September 10th.
Read more about the exhibit: bit.ly/MakesMeWannaHolla

Join the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in Metamorphosis at Ravinia Festival! Learn more and get your tickets for th...
08/31/2023

Join the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in Metamorphosis at Ravinia Festival!

Learn more and get your tickets for the Sept 7 performance: https://bit.ly/CBDLPatRavinia

Featuring varied dance forms—from Afro-fusion to jazz, tap to Chicago’s own footwork and more—the show intertwines technology and movement seeped in Black tradition to tell a story of evolution and rebirth.

Credit: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater for the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, Photo © Matt Karas, Featured artwork: "Southside Sunday Morning" by Bisa Butler with Photo by Margaret Fox, Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago

Check it out! The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project is featured in this New York Times article. Read it here: https://b...
08/30/2023

Check it out! The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project is featured in this New York Times article. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3PeC7Vl

And get tickets to 'Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project: Metamorphosis', Sept 7, 2023, 7:30pm at Ravinia Festival
Tickets: https://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/2157/chicago-black-dance-legacy-project-metamorphosis

An initiative started in 2019 helps to address funding disparities and offers a vision of Black dance as a form whose categories refuse to be static.

Join us for the LAST screening in our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion series! This weekend we end our summer film...
08/26/2023

Join us for the LAST screening in our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion series! This weekend we end our summer film series with 'Drylongso' (Cauleen Smith, 1993).

Sun, Aug 27, 1p-4p / Screening Room

Free and open to all, you can RSVP here: bit.ly/ScreeningFreedom

08/22/2023

☀️Escape the summer heat, and come rest with us!☀️

This pop-up installation will be up until Aug 31.

Don’t miss the last two screenings of our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series! Free and open to all, this cura...
08/19/2023

Don’t miss the last two screenings of our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series!

Free and open to all, this curated series draws from decades of Black film production, showcasing works that embody the ongoing efforts of Black artists to self-produce works that reflect and enrich Black life.

RSVP your spot today bit.ly/ScreeningFreedom

Sundays, 1p-4p, Screening Room
Aug 20: The African Desperate (Martine Syms, 2022)
Aug 27: Drylongso (Cauleen Smith, 1993)

📽️ There are only 3 screenings left in our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series! 📽️ This Sunday we will be scre...
08/12/2023

📽️ There are only 3 screenings left in our “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series! 📽️

This Sunday we will be screening ‘Compensation’ (Zeinabu Irene Davis, 1999), followed by a catered discussion. Free and open to all. RSVP here: bit.ly/ScreeningFreedom

We have free film screenings every Sunday this Summer! ☀️ “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series is back this wee...
07/22/2023

We have free film screenings every Sunday this Summer! ☀️

“Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series is back this weekend with ‘The Watermelon Woman’ (Cheryl Dunye, 1996)!

RSVP to secure your seat at this week’s screening and discussion: bit.ly/ScreeningFreedom

‘Screening Freedom’ is a series of film screenings and discussion celebrating the work of Black cinema, self-representation, and freedom. The series highlights self-representation on film as freedom work. This curated series draws from decades of Black film production, showcasing works that embody the ongoing efforts of Black artists to self-produce works that reflect and enrich Black life.

07/17/2023

☀️TUESDAYS☀️
Join us again for Makin’ Moves with Double Dutch tomorrow Jul 18 @ 4:30pm!

All are welcome.

Location: Logan Center Courtyard (rain location: Performance Penthouse 901)

07/14/2023
Beat the heat with FREE FILM SCREENINGS all summer long! ☀️ “Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series is back this S...
07/14/2023

Beat the heat with FREE FILM SCREENINGS all summer long! ☀️

“Screening Freedom”: Film + Discussion Series is back this Sunday with ‘The Cry Of Jazz’ (Edward Bland, 1959), ‘Remembrance: A Portrait Study’ (Edward Owens, 1959), and SSHMP Selections!

This July and August, join us for a series of film screenings celebrating the work of Black cinema, self-representation, and freedom.

RSVP to secure your seat at this week’s screening and discussion: bit.ly/ScreeningFreedom

We have only 10 copies left to be picked up at our north desk!If possible, we encourage Chicagoans to purchase local. An...
07/11/2023

We have only 10 copies left to be picked up at our north desk!

If possible, we encourage Chicagoans to purchase local.
An ebook and unabridged audiobook version of this title are available at: https://bit.ly/3pIKlep

Join us for Community Book Club, a discussion of “Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto” by Tricia Hersey!

Wed, July 19, Noon-1:30pm | Performance Penthouse

Community members, university staff, faculty and students are invited to read the book, and join us for a collective discussion facilitated by Emily Hooper Lansana. Together, we will reflect on the themes of rest, resistance, justice, and radical care highlighted by Hersey.

Get the book-
Limited copies are available at the front desk at Logan.
Audio Book: bit.ly/44CP9kr
Online and audio options: bit.ly/3rmQ61G
Hard copy: https://www.semcoop.com/rest-resistance-manifesto

07/10/2023

In case you missed the launch of Art On The Mart and the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project’s ‘The Big Bang: Movement Theory + The Black Dancing Body’.

You can see this at Art on the Mart through Sept 7.

Join us for Community Book Club, a discussion of “Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto” by Tricia Hersey! Wed, July 19, Noon-...
07/09/2023

Join us for Community Book Club, a discussion of “Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto” by Tricia Hersey!

Wed, July 19, Noon-1:30pm | Performance Penthouse

Community members, university staff, faculty and students are invited to read the book, and join us for a collective discussion facilitated by Emily Hooper Lansana. Together, we will reflect on the themes of rest, resistance, justice, and radical care highlighted by Hersey.

Get the book-
Limited copies are available at the front desk at Logan.
Audio Book: bit.ly/44CP9kr
Online and audio options: bit.ly/3rmQ61G
Hard copy: https://www.semcoop.com/rest-resistance-manifesto

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This is your last chance to grab your tickets for Blues Storytelling, happening tonight, Jan 20 at 7:30pm! This evening, multifaceted musicians Gaye Todd Adegbalola, Dom Flemons, and Damon Locks will guide audiences on a journey of the human condition, incorporating traditional and contemporary instruments, spoken text, humor, sound essays, lyrical poetry, and more.

Sound collagist, Damon Locks is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, vocalist/musician. He leads the Black Monument Ensemble and is a founding member of the band The Eternals. For this event, he will present a sound essay that not only discusses the musicality, resourcefulness, and expression of the Blues but also the systemic destabilization, and dehumanization that fuels it. With the use of archival music and sounds, Locks invites the audience to revisit the rural source of Blues.

Check out this New York Times article on Damon Locks and his work here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/arts/music/damon-locks-black-monument-ensemble-now.html

You can see his performance alongside performances by Gaye Adegbalola and Dom Flemons tonight at the Logan Center Performance Hall. RSVP your tickets here: http://bit.ly/3WjpXuo
Tomorrow, Jan 20 at 7:30pm, we continue our 2022-23 Logan Center Blues Series with Blues Storytelling. This FREE performance showcases three celebrated artists on a journey into the human condition, illuminated by diverse storytelling styles alongside Blues music as a medium & entry point into the Black American musical genre and tradition.

Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award Winner, two-time Emmy Nominee, and 2020 US Artists Fellow. He has branded the moniker The American Songster® since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of early American popular music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, actor, slam poet, music scholar, historian, and record collector. He is considered an expert player on the banjo, guitar, harmonica, jug, percussion, quills, fife, and rhythm bones.

His new album ‘Traveling Wildfire’ is available Mar 23, and you can listen to his new single “Slow Dance With You” here: Dom Flemons - https://youtu.be/xDg8AqA7sCg

Flemons will be joined by Gaye Adegbalola and Damon Locks for tomorrow’s performance. Don’t miss out on a wonderful night of Blues Storytelling, RSVP for tickets here: http://bit.ly/3WjpXuo
Join us this Fri, Jan 20 at 7:30p, as we continue our 2022-23 Logan Center Blues series with three celebrated, multifaceted musicians for an evening of notes and narrative.

This performance will feature Gaye Todd Adegbalola, a Blues Music Award winner who is best known musically as a founding member of Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women (1984–2009). She is an activist who has fought for social justice her entire life. In her songwriting, she tries to provide a voice for those who have been marginalized by society. Still, many of her songs are known for their biting humor.

Hear her play one of her original songs ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ here: https://youtu.be/ABF3yeH5G_k

Catch Gaye Adegbalola, joined by celebrated artists Dom Flemons and Damon Locks, this Friday at the Logan Center for this incredible FREE performance. RSVP your tickets here: http://bit.ly/3WjpXuo
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project (CBDLP) requests applications from qualified dance organizations, artists, and practitioners for its 2022-2024 CBDLP Cohort Program.
Applications are due Friday, November 18.

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The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project (CBDLP) is a strategic collaboration of dance companies, arts organizations, dance artists, and funders to address the major funding inequities within the city’s dance scene and grow the capacity and reach of Chicago-based Black dance for generations to come. Founded in 2019 through a partnership between the Joyce Foundation and the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, CBDLP was created to facilitate better access to funding for eight select Black dance companies, support dance programming and training, and provide key administrative support.

CBDLP is the first initiative of its kind and serves a vital need for a historically under-resourced sector of the Chicago arts community. 2022-2024 is Phase 2 of this cohort model program.
This Thursday, October 13 at 7:30pm, Buffalo Nichols & Memphissippi Sounds will open our 2022-23 Logan Center Blues season. Carl “Buffalo” Nichols, 31, is part of a new generation of traditional-minded blues artists. In this video, he shares his thoughts with Huckberry on his connection with the slide, why music starts with the emotions, and what the blues is all about.

Check it out, and RSVP to this week's FREE performance; hurry, seats are going fast: https://bit.ly/3VeTLJH
TONIGHT! 💫 See eight thrilling companies—including Najwa Dance Corps, featured here—in the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project’s “Reclamation: The Spirit of Black Dance in Chicago.” This FREE performance takes place Sat, Aug 27, 2022 at 6:30pm at Millennium Park. Visit ChicagoBlackDanceLegacy.org for more.

The full list of companies includes Ayodele Drum and Dance, Chicago Multicultural Dance Center’s Hiplet Ballerinas, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Forward Momentum Chicago, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Najwa Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance Company.

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Princess Mhoon Mashaune Hardy Bill Michel Emily Lansana Forward Momentum Chicago: Dancing Towards the Future Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC) Ayodele Drum & Dance Muntu Dance Theatre Hiplet Ballerinas Red Clay Dance Company
See the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project live at Millennium Park Aug 27 @ 6:30pm—FREE! CBDLP brings together eight phenomenal companies that embody the spirit of Black dance in Chicago. Visit ChicagoBlackDanceLegacy.org for more.

This initiative, developed through a partnership between Logan Center Community Arts and the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program, as well as leaders from each dance company, is a multi-year project that celebrates the historic impact of Chicago-based Black choreographers in the national dance community, and strengthens the impact and reach of Black dance for generations to come.

Ayodele Drum & Dance
Joel Hall Dancers & Center
Forward Momentum Chicago: Dancing Towards the Future
Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC) Hiplet Ballerinas
Red Clay Dance Company
Najwa Dance Corps
Muntu Dance Theatre
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
See the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project at Millennium Park. Sat Aug 27 6:30pm | FREE, RSVP: https://bit.ly/CBDLPReclamation

“The companies themselves started the work of legacy,” says Tracie D. Hall, who began the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project in 2019 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. “It felt like a question was being asked: Who is going to work to raise the visibility of the virtuosity of Black dance in Chicago? Who is called to that kind of stewardship? These companies were already delivering the highest levels of artistic and cultural production. They needed support; they needed others to come together and shout their names, not just to the dance world and the art world, but to Chicago itself.”

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Joel Hall Dancers & Center
Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC) Hiplet Ballerinas
Forward Momentum Chicago: Dancing Towards the Future
Ayodele Drum & Dance
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Najwa Dance Corps
Red Clay Dance Company
Muntu Dance Theatre

Princess Mhoon Mashaune Hardy Ronia Holmes Bill Michel Jamey Lundblad Emily Lansana
Join us this Saturday, August 27, at Millennium Park for the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project's Summer 2022 concert, RECLAMATION. Admission is FREE! Pre-show DJ and youth concert sets begin at 6pm; adult concert begins at 6:30pm.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/CBDLPReclamation

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Deja Hood Forward Momentum Chicago: Dancing Towards the Future Hiplet Ballerinas Dance Connect Worldwide Ayodele Drum & Dance Princess Mhoon Mashaune Hardy Samus Starbody
Hiplet Ballerinas Muntu Dance Theatre Ronia Holmes Red Clay Dance Company Bill Michel Jamey Lundblad Emily Lansana Laura Diffenderfer Tyler Snodgrass
For more than a century, Black dance has been a vital artistic force in Chicago. From traditional African dance to contemporary choreography, modern jazz to hip-hop ballet, Black dance in Chicago encapsulates a broad spectrum of artistic expression rooted in the Black experience. See this legacy come to life outdoors onstage at Millennium Park Aug 27 @ 6:30pm, when the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project takes the stage. Visit ChicagoBlackDanceLegacy.org for more.

The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project (CBDLP), developed through a partnership between Logan Center Community Arts and the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program, as well as leaders from each dance company, is a multi-year project that celebrates the historic impact of Chicago-based Black choreographers in the national dance community, and strengthens the impact and reach of Black dance for generations to come.

Presented by the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) as part of the City of Chicago’s Year of Chicago Dance.

Pictured: Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Najwa Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance Company, Photos by Matt Karas.

Catch this FREE outdoor dance concert at Millennium Park Aug 27 @ 630pm. RSVP--> shorturl.at/ghSX9
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project is back with “Reclamation: The Spirit of Black Dance in Chicago.” This rejuvenating dance concert celebrates the spirit of Black dance, and its profound ability to lift the spirits of those who encounter it. Visit ChicagoBlackDanceLegacy.org for more.

See Ayodele Drum and Dance, Chicago Multicultural Dance Center’s Hiplet Ballerinas, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Forward Momentum Chicago, Joel Hall Dancers & Center, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Najwa Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance Company.

Pictured: Ayodele Drum and Dance, CMDC’s Hiplet Ballerinas, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, and Forward Momentum Chicago by Matt Karas.