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Culture Mon Aug 26 2013

Brandy, Syleena Johnson at 24th Annual African Festival of the Arts

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The African Festival of the Arts, one of the largest events in the Chicago, returns for another Labor Day weekend; this cultural festival, now in its 24th year, will be held in Washington Park, 5100 S. Cottage Grove Ave., on the city's South Side.

In addition to arts, film and literary pavilions, this annual, end-of-summer tradition also includes a diverse array of culture via visual and sculpted art, dance and fashion, as well as musical performances by local, national, and international artists.

Local acts on the lineup include dance by companies including MADD Rhythms and Zenith Dance, and music by the Chosen Few DJs, South Side Big Band, and singer Otis Clay.

The festival's highlights this year include musical performances by Harvey, Illinois native, singer and reality TV star, Syleena Johnson, R&B star Monifah and Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actress, Brandy.

The African Festival of the Arts runs Friday, Aug. 30 to Monday, Sep. 2; tickets are $5-$30. For a detailed schedule and more information, visit the website or call 773-955-ARTS (2787).

 
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