“We weren’t only honoring Professor Dorsey—this was a major event introduced by the first Black mayor of the city, and it needed to be outstanding.”
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
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Scholar Robert Marovich documents gospel’s Windy City roots in a new book and recommends five Chicago acts at this weekend’s Gospel Music Festival.
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Featuring Hezekiah Walker, Byron Cage, Fred Hammond, Albertina Walker, and others, the Chicago Gospel Music Festival returns to Millennium Park this Saturday and Sunday.
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Even if inflation makes whatever money you’ve got left worthless by the time summer rolls around, you’ll still be able to get into Jazz Fest.