Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Receive Juba! Award at Chicago Human Rhythm Project's Jubalee, 10/28
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), the world's first year-round presenter of American tap dance and contemporary percussive arts, honors Mayor Rahm Emanuel with its JUBA! Award at JUBALEE, CHRP's annual gala benefit supporting performance, education and community programs that reach more than 20,000 people every year. This special evening, hosted by broadcast legend and civic leader Bill Kurtis, takes place October 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
At this year's JUBALEE, which launches CHRP's 24th season, CHRP honors Mayor Rahm Emanuel with its annual JUBA! Award for Exceptional Service to the Arts and Community. Guests will celebrate Mayor Emanuel's relentless commitment to promoting dance, the arts and civic engagement by every citizen. He joins the distinguished company of past JUBA! Award honorees, including Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Bill Irwin, Mayor and Mrs. Richard M. Daley, Ted and Susan Oppenheimer, and Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra.
The evening begins with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by performances featuring CHRP's resident ensemble BAM!, the Greg Spero Trio, youth from the Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School and other special guests. The evening concludes with dinner, a live auction and a dessert reception when guests can meet the performers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is Honorary Chair. Co-Chairs to date include Lane Alexander, Judith Blank, Elaine Cohen and Arlen Rubin, Philip and Marsha Dowd, Charlie Gardner and Patti Eylar, Diane E. Harris, Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra, Paul Levy and Mia Park, Ted and Susan Oppenheimer, Cari and Barry Shein, Claudette Smith, and Richard and Diane Weinberg.
Tickets to JUBALEE are $150, $250 and $500. To purchase tickets, tables or for information about sponsorships, contact Catherine Painter at CPainter@chicagotap.org or 312-542-2477, ext. 203, or visit chicagotap.org.