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INTERNATIONALLY recognized comedian, artist and actor Jim Carrey––known for his time on TV’s “In Living Color” and such movies as Dumb and Dumber, The Mask, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Liar, Liar––comes to the historic Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove to promote his real-life-inspired novel, Memoirs and Misinformation, on May 12. Carrey will be joined by co-writer Dana Vachon to talk about the book that focuses on Hollywood and all that’s associated with celebrity life. The Anderson’s Bookshop-presented event will also include a Q & A and moderated conversation. A Jim Carrey movie (to be determined) will be shown following the presentation. Ticket holders will receive copies of Carrey and Vachon’s latest book. (There will be no booksigning opportunity at this event and books will not be signed by either author.) Tickets are now available for the event at JimCarreyAndersons.brownpapertickets.com.
Actor Jim Carrey's Book Tour
Actress Viola Davis At DuSable Museum
ACADEMY Award-, Emmy Award- and Tony Award-winning actress Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon, joined a crowd of VIPs at DuSable Museum for a special preview of The March, a digital virtual reality exhibit that takes the viewer into the crowd and near the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as he delivers his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington.
Davis, who provides some narration, partnered with developers Time Studios to produce this one-of-a-kind exhibit that's scheduled to be available for viewing through November. The March is presented in three segments, beginning with a listening room that provides historical information leading up to the March on Washington, including interviews with those who witnessed the Civil Rights struggle firsthand. In groups of four, the next step takes you to a private area where you hear from both sides of the Movement, including the harsh words from Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who vehemently proclaimed: "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." The final step is similar to the presentation of a regular exhibit, with a collection of picket signs and other memorabilia that highlights major parts of the Movement up to King's 1968 assassination in Memphis.
The technology involved in the virtual reality exhibit limits viewers to 16 people per hour. The March is free with museum admission, $14.50 for adults and $11 for students.
Among the stellar group of attendees were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children, Martin Luther King III and the Rev. Bernice King, chief executive officer of The King Center in Atlanta. There also were performances (below) by The March Choir and King College Prep Marching Band.