Mather’s, More Than a Café
In a series aimed at active seniors over fifty, Chuck Freilich, formerly of the Columbia College Fiction Department, books lectures and wide-ranging programs with guests including authors, documentarians and musicians. Topics run from Gwendolyn Brooks, the Tuskegee Airmen, Gypsies, Dick Biondi, Eartha Kitt, Carter Woodson, Judy Garland, Evel Knievel, John Dillinger, Leonardo da Vinci, the Cook County Forest Preserves, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” to the Chicago blues. While the subject areas are aimed at an older generation, the threads between Judy Garland/Amy Winehouse; James Dean/Kurt Cobain; Sam Cooke/Tupac are fun to discover.
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Best of Chicago 2017