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Harlem Comes to Halsted, celebration of the first queer urban subculture
From a press release
2017-04-07

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A Jazz & Blues-Infused Tribute to "The Harlem Renaissance" featuring Live Music, Fabulous Drag, Gourmet Brunch, Bloody Marys and Mimosas, Magnificent Art, Period Costumes, and Rare Artifacts

The Cotton Club…

The Rockland Palace…

Stompin' at the Savoy…

Flappers and Dandies…

Drag Kings and Queens…

Amazing Hair…

It all started here. Celebrate the First Urban Queer Subculture in the United States ( 1919-1929 ) through the music of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Gladys "Bulldagger" Bentley, and Josephine Baker. Featuring a rare display of genuine artifacts from the most groundbreaking era in LGBTQ America's Cultural History. Honoring the first bronze memorial under contract for the Fall 2017 Induction to Chicago's Legacy Walk: "A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance"…

Starring Lucy Stoole ( Emcee ), Stovi Khali ( Blues Chanteuse ), Honey Brown ( Diva ), DJ Mark "Moose" Moder, and Historian Dr. Kevin Mumford who will explain how LGBT people everywhere are forever connected to this incredible era.

Brunch by J & L. Sponsored Bar by Halsted Vodka. Desserts by Ann Sather.

Sponsored by ( List in Formation ) Center on Halsted, BMO Harris, J&L Catering, Halsted Vodka

VIDEO TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/210892934

EVENT URL: http://www.legacyprojectchicago.org/Coming_Events.html

TICKETS: www.eventbrite.com/e/harlem-comes-to-halsted-tickets-32818430810 .


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