Stand for the Arts - 5:00
Posted May 29, 2018
Collaboraction, Chicago’s home for social-issue driven contemporary theatre, announced it has been selected as the Chicago recipient of Ovation’s first ever “Stand For The Arts Award” in partnership with Comcast. Stand for the Arts, Ovation’s signature arts advocacy campaign, is a national initiative to raise awareness, protect access, and encourage action on behalf of the arts. Ovation is partnering with Comcast to recognize outstanding local arts, cultural and educational organizations and programs in local Comcast markets across the country.
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Center Stage for Access and Inclusion
In an effort to encourage Chicagoans and visitors alike to gain a greater appreciation for the beauty and power of inclusion in every facet of our lives, The Chicago Lighthouse will host a unique three-hour summer spectacular concert Saturday, September 14 at Navy Pier featuring performers with and without disabilities. “Center Stage for Access and Inclusion,” which will take place from 11 am to 2 pm on the Navy Pier South Dock (adjacent to Ferris Wheel), will feature stellar performances from singing sensations and epic dancing to comedy and storytelling. Special guest performer will be Avett Ray, a seven-year-old piano YouTube sensation who happens to be visually impaired. Serving as emcee will be one of Chicago’s most engaging personalities, Leon Rogers of WGCI.