Monday, August 23, 2010

Live History: A Celebration of Kent Foreman

Tuesday, Aug 24
5 pm to 7 pm

Jazz Showcase
806 S. Plymouth Ct.

The Guild Complex is honored to host a celebration of Kent Foreman whose career has spanned five decades and whom the Chicago Tribune has called the "elder statesman of spoken word."

Free admission.

The evening will also feature performances by friends

Roger Bonair-Agard

Reggie Gibson

Marty McConnell

Each one invited by Kent as some of Chicago's strongest poets.

Kent has performed with noted artists such as Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Max Roach, Allen Ginsberg, his mentor Oscar Brown, Jr.; he has influenced and mentored many more. Kent has won the Chicago Historical Society's esteemed Carl Sandburg Award, has been to the finals of the national poetry slam three times and appeared on Def Poetry Jam.

Free admission.