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Chicago’s Lesbian Feminist Chorus Artemis Singers To Perform At Women & Children First Block Party

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Women & Children First bookstore will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this weekend to honor their milestone achievement. At the event another celebrated group of women will take stage as the Artemis Singers, Chicago’s lesbian feminist Chorus, will perform an arrangement of songs that showcase women.

The Artemis Singers, who also turn 40 next year, will help the groundbreaking bookstore celebrate this week at their block party tomorrow August 24 at the corner of Farragut Ave. and Clark St. The chorus is scheduled to perform at 2 p.m. with a selection of inspiring lesbian feminist music including “What Happens When a Woman,” written by Chicago’s Artemisia Trio; “Ruth Bader Ginsburg” by Ann Reed; and “Signs: Voices from the Women’s March” and “Fishing with the Lesbians” by Ruth Huber.

“We are delighted to honor Women & Children First with this performance,” said long-time Artemis member Midge Stocker in a press release. “Women & Children First was a key source for information, newspapers, books and activities.”

Artemis Singers was founded in 1980 in order to inspire positive change in cultural attitudes toward women and women artists. Inducted into the City of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2008, the nonprofit group showcases music with historical, political and personal events common to women.

All are welcome to attend the free concert. For more information, email info@artemissingers.org.

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