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INTERNATIONALLY known as “Miss Ross” and “The Boss,” multiple Grammy Award-winning legend Diana Ross brings her enthralling show to Chicagoland during a performance at Ravinia on June 2. The singer and Academy Award-nominated actress became a worldwide star with The Supremes before embarking on a solo career that includes a number of memorable hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Touch Me in the Morning,” “Love Hangover” and her signature “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand).” Ross, named "the greatest female entertainer of the century" in 1976 by Billboard magazine, continues to showcase her remarkable stage presence and vocal command.
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A Tribute To The Legendary Prince
DURING the weekend of June 6-9, events at the Second City will highlight new and diverse voices in comedy, beginning with the 5th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase that features 16 of the most talented young performers in comedy. In addition, the 4th annual NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, which features aspiring performers from around the country, will be hosted by noted comic Godfrey, Second City alum David Pompeii and special guest Azhar Usman. “The Diversity and Inclusion program was formally introduced over 25 years ago as part of Second City’s ongoing mission. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the Bob Curry and Break Out Festival events, which are the centerpieces of the initiative and a vital part of the overall programming at Second City,” said Dionna Griffin-Irons, director of diversity talent and development. “No fan of comedy should miss out on this weekend exploding with fresh, diverse voices.” For more information and additional activities, go to www.secondcity.com.
A SOLD-OUT and energetic crowd sampled a variety of beers from more than 100 local brewers during the 9th annual “Beer Under Glass” event at the Garfield Park Conservatory. During the Conservatory’s largest fundraiser of the year, which kicked off Illinois Craft Beer Week, attendees also enjoyed the Conservatory’s spectacular eight indoor display houses and colorful outside gardens. “Beer Under Glass,” held in partnership with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, benefits the Conservatory’s programming and mission to change the lives of more people through the power of nature by connecting them to plants.
IN recognition of legendary entertainer Prince’s 60th birthday, Gabriel Sanchez presents The Prince Experience at Chicago’s House of Blues on June 7. In the tribute to the iconic performer who died two years ago, observers will witness a re-creation of Prince’s high-energy live show that fans characterized as “one of a kind.” Sanchez, who has a strong resemblance to the multiple Grammy Award-winner, has performed the show for more than 10 years in a performance that features a long list of Prince songs such as “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy,” “1999,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Kiss,” “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and the classic “Purple Rain.”
The Second City Special Events