The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago will present the U.S. Premiere of Krzysztof Pastor's Romeo and Juliet, musical score by Serge Prokofiev, performed by The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra (including Edward Kelsey Moore). In this compelling ballet, Shakespeare’s classic tale is set in Italy against a striking multimedia backdrop which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Throughout each time period, the timeless tale of love and loss unfolds to Prokofiev’s formidably dramatic score. Bravura dancing, touching lyricism and epic storytelling unite in this rendering of ill-fated true love. Opening Night for Romeo & Juliet is Wednesday, April 30th with weekend performances May 2nd through May 11th.
The Delta Memorial Endowment Fund presents its 38th Annual Literary Luncheon featuring Edward Kelsey Moore, author of the best-selling novel The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat. Moore was recently named the winner of the 2014 “First Novelist Award” from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. The luncheon will take place on Saturday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. at the Italian Conference Center, 631 E. Chicago Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This annual event increases public interest and knowledge of literary works by African American authors and raises money for college scholarships for graduating high school seniors.
The Literary Luncheon is the signature event of the Delta Memorial Fund -- more than $125,000 has been raised for student scholarships since the fund’s inception. Noted authors who have spoken previously include: Maya Angelou, Octavia Butler, Nikki Giovanni, E. Lynn Harris and
Toni Morrison. To read an interview with E.K.M. in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel -- click here!