Jun 13th 2019

Arts + Public Life, in partnership with Soundrotation and Brain Trust Management, presents the third installment of the Rear View Mirror listening sessions and lecture series led by music historian and DJ, Duane E Powell. Each Session takes a journey through the lives of musical legends and heroes, with surprise musical guest performers. For this season, we will focus on the risk-takers. Unsung artists who broke barriers and used their artistic platforms as voices of freedom and innovation, even at the cost of their careers.

June 13, 2019: Curtis Mayfield
Doors open at 6pm. Program starts at 7:00pm.
Join us as we dig deep into the rich history and vast catalog of one the music industry’s finest and most prolific, Chicago’s own Curtis Mayfield. We’ll explore his humble beginnings in the Cabrini Green housing projects onto the lead he took injecting soul music with social consciousness.


Arts + Public Life, an initiative of UChicago Arts, provides platforms for artists and access to arts programming through artist residencies, arts education, cultural entrepreneurship, and arts-led programs and events. Arts + Public Life advances and promotes a robust, collaborative, and evolving relationship between the University of Chicago and the South Side’s vibrant civic, cultural, and artistic communities.

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