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Black History Month


Internationally acclaimed opera stars Kimberly Jones and Cornelius Johnson unleash their soaring interpretations of great American music in “Lift Every Voice – An Operatic Celebration of Black History Month,” at the Governors State University Center for Performing Arts, on Sunday, February 19, at 4 p.m.

Soprano Kimberly Jones and tenor Cornelius Johnson will perform music from “Porgy and Bess,” Gershwin’s “Tremonisha,” “Ragtime,” and “Showboat,” as well as spirituals and other songs drawn from the rich heritage of the African American experience. The musical revue is part of GSU Center’s “Opera Up Close” series, featuring Sunday matinees with world-class singers performing opera classics in an intimate, on-stage setting complete with cabaret-style audience seating and a European café menu of coffee and desserts.