SynopsisSylvia Ewing, award-winning journalist and co-host of last year’s hit Blues/Hip-Hop Intersection, returns to Steppenwolf as director and host of this multigenerational, multicultural program. Five history-making Chicagoans share their insight and memories in a genre-bending showcase of unique song, poetry and storytelling. The Lucy Smith Quintet accompanies a host of talented performers and personalities including six-time Grammy-nominated “Queen of the Blues” Koko Taylor, legendary Chicago historian Timuel Black, pioneering journalist Laura Washington, hip-hop vocalist Sense, acclaimed poet Michael Warr, groundbreaking communications leader Tom Burrell, spoken word artists Avery R Young and Kevin Coval and many others. This production is part of Traffic Jam, a 3-week festival of music, language and performance. View the full Traffic Jam line-up.
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