Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

City Bureau Soap Box Ball

Visual artist and photographer Tonika Johnson, and librarian, written word artist and rapper Roy Kinsey, met as peers working in the arts within the cultural enclave of Chicago’s Black arts community. Their work is inspired by the Great Migration and the indelible legacies of their grandmothers. Often employing imagery from the African American image sourcing company Blvck Varchives, the past, present and future of Black Chicago remains very literally in the background of each of their installations and also at the forefront of their ongoing creative dialogue and interplay.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Goose Island Beer Co. 312 Block Party

$10 Suggested Donation // All Ages

MAIN STAGE:

KURT VILE

PRIESTS

THE BUDOS BAND

BEN PIRANI

LOCAL STAGE:

MANWOLVES

ROY KINSEY

TATIANA HAZEL

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Get ready for another 312 Block Party outside of the brewery on Fulton Street. There's going to be plenty of delicious food, live music, and over 20 different beers.

(MAIN ENTRANCE AT FULTON & WOLCOTT)

Get here early and stay a while, this event has been known to reach capacity well before the headliner takes the stage.

Cost: This year we're asking that you make a suggested donation of only $10 to your choice of a few local charities. Charity rules.

ALL BEERS $3

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Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

KINSEY LIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre

Chicago rapper / librarian, Roy Kinsey returns to the Steppenwolf stage! In this show, Roy Kinsey presents work from his critically acclaimed album Blackie, while also premiering new work from his upcoming album KINSEY. KINSEY covers topics of sex and sexuality, marriage, and self-worth.

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission

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Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

Kinsey LIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre

Chicago rapper / librarian, Roy Kinsey returns to the Steppenwolf stage! In this show, Roy Kinsey presents work from his critically acclaimed album Blackie, while also premiering new work from his upcoming album KINSEY. KINSEY covers topics of sex and sexuality, marriage, and self-worth.

Running Time

90 minutes, presented without intermission


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rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library

rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City" through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There.

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roy kinsey + chiteen lit fest opening ceremony @ chicago public library
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

roy kinsey + chiteen lit fest opening ceremony @ chicago public library

rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this performance is presented as part of the 2018 chiteen lit fest season.

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rap + poetry with roy kinsey @chicago public library
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

rap + poetry with roy kinsey @chicago public library

rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City" through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There.

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rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library

  • Humboldt Park | Chicago Public Library (map)
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rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City" through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There.

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blackie : a story by roy kinsey + open mic
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

blackie : a story by roy kinsey + open mic

rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City" through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There.

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rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

rap + poetry with roy kinsey @ chicago public library

  • West Chicago | Chicago Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

rapper, poet, and librarian, roy kinsey, shares his new highly anticipated release blackie: a story by roy kinsey, a message-oriented album covering the effects of racism, the great migration, addiction, violence, mental illness and sexuality.

join us as we come together for a live performance, an open mic, and conversation.

this program is presented as part of the 2017-2018 One Book, One Chicago season, exploring the theme "Music: The Beat of Our City" through Greg Kot's book I'll Take You There.

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