That's right, the genius that is Eric Reda scored a wonderful mention about his event, The Chicago AIDS Quilt Songbook, which benefits the organization that I run, Season of Concern. And the recipients of Season of Concern's Larry Sloan Awards are mentioned as well.
Congratulations, Eric! I know this is going to be an incredible evening of music and earn lots of money for direct-care programs for people living with HIV/AIDS.
And y'all, I'm singing in the concert. I'm singing George Howe's song. It's me and a bunch of opera singers. Pray for me.
Here's the write up in TimeOut Chicago...
"In Hyde Park, the Court Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard host a musical event to benefit Season of Concern, Chicagoland's theater-community fund-raising effort. Based on A Day Without Art, a musical rendition of the AIDS quilt started by the late baritone William Parker, the Chicago version will feature 20 artists—including former CSO composer-in-residence Augusta Read Thomas, cabaret artist George Howe and Columbia professor Natasha Bogojevich, among others—creating and performing a wide range of new musical works. A preconcert reception honors CSI star William Petersen; Jersey Boys' stage manager, Larry Baker; and the Jersey Boys cast."