UIC’s 22nd Annual Blues Cabaret Feb. 24

The University of Illinois at Chicago celebrates Black History Month with the 22nd annual Blues Cabaret featuring Nellie “Tiger” Travis.

Feb. 24
7 p.m.

UIC Forum
725 W. Roosevelt Road

Nellie “Tiger” Travis grew up singing gospel music in Mississippi. She has become one of today’s leading female blues singers. She is influenced by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, Koko Taylor and Etta James.

Travis has headlined the Chicago Blues Festival and performed in the U.S. and all over the world. She has shared the stage with the likes of Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Gladys Knight, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.

Admission is $25 and includes a soul food buffet. UIC student tickets are available at the door for $10 (one per student i-card). For more information call (312) 413-5070.

Travis photo available for download at http://newsphoto.lib.uic.edu/v/uicblackhistorymonth/DSC_1259.jpg.html.

The UIC Forum is the newest event venue on campus. Located at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Halsted Street, the UIC Forum has a main hall, two floors of meeting space, a 150-seat theater and a 25-seat training room. The 22,000-square-foot main hall seats 3,000 and features a theatrical lighting system, state-of-the-art concert sound and telescopic seating.

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