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William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert | 1968: Song by Song
Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Members only–$23. Registration deadline: October 10. To register, please click here or call the Village office at 773.248.8700.
The Village has secured a block of seats for this sure-to-sell-out event. From the Vietnam War, to the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the violence around the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, 1968 was one of the most turbulent years in American history. It was also a banner year in American music, with artists like Nina Simone, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Laura Nyro, James Taylor, Marvin Gaye, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young producing some of their most vibrant work. Join CHF favorites Rob Lindley and Doug Peck (Four Women, A Night At The Oscars, Assassins, Follies) along with an incredible line-up of performers, including E. Faye Butler, Mark J. Hood (of NBC’s The Voice), and Bethany Thomas. Fifty years on, they’ll explore the incredible music of this transformative year, paired with the ground-breaking “graphics” of the sixties era Chicago underground newspaper The Seed (introduced by its long-time editor Abe Peck.) This program is generously underwritten by a gift from Greta Wiley Flory, in memory of her late husband Bill, a longtime friend and supporter of the Festival. Proceeds from ticket sales of this event will benefit the Chicago Humanities Festival.
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