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Ray Charles Tribute Concert March 7

Ray Charles Tribute Concert

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 7:30pm-9:00pm
Phone: 312-369-6600
Location: Harold Washington Library

The Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago presents
Genius without Borders:
A Symposium in Honor of the Genius of Ray Charles
March 7, 2009

Free for Columbia College Students and Faculty!!*

Paper sessions, lecture-demonstrations, and panel discussions on Ray Charles%u2019s
compositions, musical influences, life, and legacy.

Join keynote speaker David Ritz, scholars and authors James Austin, Stanley Crouch, Fredara Hadley, Tammy Kernodle, Diane Pecknold, and Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.; former Raelette Dr. Mable John; and musicians who performed with Charles%u2019s band, including Marcus Belgrave (trumpet), Chuck Parrish (trumpet), and John Bryant (drums).

The Ray Charles Foundation is collaborating with the CBMR to create a small exhibit of select Charles memorabilia.

Please register online at

* includes access to all Symposium sessions, except Saturday evening performance and Sunday banquet, each of which requires a ticket. CCC students can purchase $5 tickets to Saturday evening Tribute concert through the CCC box office. CCC students and faculty can purchase discounted tickets to the Sunday keynote banquet at registration site.

Ray Charles Tribute Concert
New Black Music Repertory Ensemble
Featuring Bobbi Wilsyn, Sue Conway, and Maggie Brown

Rarely viewed video footage and special guest artists who performed with Ray Charles, including Raelette Dr. Mable John, trumpeters Marcus Belgrave and Chuck Parrish, and drummer John Bryant

Saturday, March 7, 7:30%u20139:00 p.m.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street
Chicago, Ill.

$45, general admission
$25, seniors and students
$5, Columbia College Students
Group discounts available

Purchase tickets online at or by calling 312.369.6600.

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