Wednesday, December 4, 2013

University of Illinois at Chicago African American Cultural Center Presents Ragtime Pianist Reginald Robinson 5:30-7:30 PM Dec. 5, 2013

Verna McCrimon writes:

The UIC AACC is sponsoring a Closing Reception, a Victorian Costume Party (costume optional) for our latest exhibition, "The Reason Why the Colored American Is Not Included in the World's Columbian Exposition."  As part of the closing reception, pianist Reginald Robinson will be performing ragtime renditions in honor of Scott Joplin and the African-American presence at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 that was held here in Chicago.

The reception will take place at the UIC AACC from 5:30-7:30pm.  I have attached a flyer for your perusal.  As you may or may not know Mr. Robinson is an African-American composer, jazz pianist, educator, performing and studio recording artist who is widely known for his ragtime compositions.  In 2004 he received a MacArthur Genius Grant.

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