Amplified: Chicago Blues
Saturdays, April 14 and 28 (onsite sessions) and Saturday, May 5 (trolley tour)
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African American migrants brought the blues to Chicago, using music to feel at home in unfamiliar, often inhospitable surroundings. Here, the sound was electrified and amplified, recorded and shared around the world. Discover the blues of 1960s Chicago and its important cultural legacy through gallery exploration; analysis and discussion of the work of photographer Raeburn Flerlage; and of course, the music itself. This seminar culminates with a trolley tour of historic blues locations on May 5.
We suggest attending all three dates, but sessions can stand alone. Recommended for teachers of grades 3 to 12. Earn up to 9 PD hours.
Cost: Onsite sessions $25 each. Trolley tour $40. Register for all three for $80.
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614Purchase tickets for April 28 only