• Project Work Samples

  • Project Work Samples

  • Black Voices in Conversation: A History of Cabaret on March 7

    Chicago was the capital of cabaret in the US when so much was going on in the 1910s and 1920s. The Stroll on State Street between 31st to 39th Streets featured Black performers like Alberta Hunter and band leaders like Lil Hardin Armstrong. Harlem picked up the baton in the 30s. And Barney Josephson opened […]

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  • Chicago Conference Personnel 2017

    Chicago Steering Committee The Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion was founded by Claudia Hommel, Elizabeth Doyle and Lynne Jordan. Kat Victoria helped Claudia and Elizabeth lead the delegation of a dozen singers to Paris. Natalja Aicardi, Barb Smith, Roxane Assaf-Lynn and Cappy Kidd offered essential assistance in coordination, recruitment and fundraising.For 2018, we begin with four […]

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  • Black History Videos

    For Black History month, an event whose origins date back to about the same time as cabaret was flourishing in Chicago, we want to share the stories of African-American performers and creators who have inspired us. Below are short videos which tell the stories of Black artists whose work or life have resonated with our […]

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  • Healing Through Song —streaming here

    The 4-part series from March 2021 Black artists came together across the spectrum of musical genres and spoken word to open the door to your cabaret experience. Learn about the history of Blacks in Chicago cabaret and view all three parts of the concert series. Click on the + to the right of each bar […]

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  • Donate & Support

    A special thanks to our: Executive Producers David Stephens and Dan JohnsonCarmen Bodino Producers: Ruth Fuerst and Jim Block Sponsors: Vivian Beckford Andrew Fase Carrie Hedges Lynda Gordon Patricia Keporos Ava Logan Kimberly Mann Barbara Smith Eve Moran South Side Jazz Coalition Sue Susman Patricia-Anne Taylor Adam Neil Tully and John M. Farina Clyde Whitaker […]

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  • Get In Touch

    Thanks for visiting our webpage. Now you can do us a big favor: let us hear from YOU! We would love to hear your comments and suggestions about what you think we should do. We would also appreciate your support going forward. If you are interested in being involved in any way or have ideas […]

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  • Artist Submissions

    The roster for Black Voices in Cabaret is open to African-American performers, both professionals and advanced amateurs. By cabaret, we mean the intimate style of performance that connects the singer to their song and their song to the audience in a personal way. This applies also to spoken word, dance, magic and other arts. If […]

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  • Upcoming Attractions

    Fall 2022: A collaboration with Guild Literary Complex to explore Music and Poetry among Black Voices

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  • Upcoming attractions

    Fall 2022: A collaboration with Guild Literary Complex to explore Music and Poetry among Black Voices

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