Daryl Nitz Entertainment presents

The Artist Must Be Free

profiles in musical courage


Sun, May 28  7:30 pm

Tickets: $32

A centennial birthday concert celebrating the life, legacy, words, and deeds of President John F. Kennedy.


President Kennedy’s life was full of music. It entertained, moved, and inspired him.  He was an advocate for The Arts.  Without John F. Kennedy we would not have The National Endowment for the Arts. This concert celebrates his life with music from his life, career, and legacy interspersed with actual audio from Kennedy’s speeches.


Featuring music by White House performers and campaign supporters like Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Merman, Julie London, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Carol Channing, Mahalia Jackson, Barbra Streisand, plus artists encouraged by the Kennedy legacy like Bob Dylan and Nina Simone.


Lynne Jordan, Liz Mandeville, Mark Madsen, Heather Moran, Bob Moreen, Daryl Nitz, Skokie Idol winner Yaz Shawamreh, and the Queen of Chicago Cabaret, Denise Tomasello. Music direction  by Andrew Blendermann, with Jim Cox on bass, and Phil Gratteau on drums.

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