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May 28, 2015: 2015 Fifth Star Awards will honor Sandra Cisneros, Ella Jenkins, Stanley Tigerman, Norm Winer and The Joffrey Ballet

 

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Fifth Star Awards – Call for “Rising Star” Youth Award Nominations

Deadline extended to June 30

Fifth Star Awards

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 7pm • Millennium Park • FREE Admission

  

2016 Honorees

Buddy Guy Victor Skrebneski Jackie Taylor Carlos Tortolero The Second City
Buddy Guy

Blues legend

Victor Skrebneski

Celebrated photographer

Jackie Taylor

Actress, educator and theater founder

Carlos Tortolero

Museum founder and educator

The Second City

Legendary improv and
sketch comedy theater

 

2015 Honoree Videos

Sandra Cisneros Stanley Tigerman Ella Jenkins Norm Winer The Joffrey Ballet

Sandra Cisneros

Stanley Tigerman

Ella Jenkins

Norm Winer

The Joffrey Ballet

 

Rising Star” Youth Award

    Abdullah Quick    
   

Abdullah Quick

 

   

2015 Honorees

Sandra Cisneros (Photo by © Alan Goldfarb) Stanley Tigerman Ella Jenkins Norm Winer The Joffrey Ballet (RAkU Fabrice Calmels & Victoria Jaiani, Photo by: Cheryl Mann)
Sandra Cisneros

Acclaimed author of several books including The House on Mango Street

Stanley Tigerman

Prominent architect, theorist and designer

Ella Jenkins

Beloved children’s music performer and educator

Norm Winer

Program director of legendary rock station, WXRT

The Joffrey Ballet

Celebrating 20 years in Chicago this season

“Rising Star” Youth Award

Abdullah Quick
Abdullah Quick

This award celebrates the achievements of Chicago youth demonstrating promise and career aspirations in the arts.

 

2015 Performers

Sandra Delgado (Photo by Janna Giacoppo)

 

 

 

Reginald Robinson (Photo by Kymon Kindred) Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Photo by Kyle Flubacker) Sweet Honey in the Rock (Photo by Dwight Carter)
Sandra Delgado and Reginald Robinson

Sandra Delgado, an actress, singer and writer, Reginald Robinson is an internationally recognized pianist, recording artist and educator

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

One of Chicago’s most treasured arts institutions

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Internationally-acclaimed performance ensemble

Kelly Hogan (Photo by Neko Case) The Joffrey Ballet Exelon Strobel Step-Up Dancers
NTO (Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra) and the WXRT All Stars

Featuring Kelly Hogan, Frank Orrall, JC Brooks and Jimmy Chamberlin

The Joffrey Ballet Exelon Strobel Step-Up Dancers

A group of promising high school dancers awarded scholarship for their promising talent

 

The 2nd Annual Fifth Star Awards will celebrate Chicago’s creativity while honoring exemplary Chicago artists and arts institutions who have made significant contributions in arts and culture. The event features tribute videos and live performances.

Fifth Star Awards is made possible through generous private support from Allstate Insurance Company.

 


 

2014 Honoree Videos

Lou Conte Richard Hunt Ramsey Lewis Lois Weisberg Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Lou Conte

Richard Hunt

Ramsey Lewis

Lois Weisberg

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

2014 Honorees

Lou Conte Richard Hunt (Photo by: Chester Higgins) Ramsey Lewis Lois Weisberg Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Lou Conte

Dancer, choreographer, founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Richard Hunt

Internationally renowned sculptor

Ramsey Lewis

Grammy®-winning jazz composer, pianist, radio personality

Lois Weisberg

Chicago’s cultural affairs commissioner for over 20 years

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

National Historic Landmark, celebrating 125 years

 

2014 Performers

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Kurt Elling Welz Kauffman and Alexis Lanier Four Star Brass Band The Second City
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Acclaimed contemporary dance company

Kurt Elling

Grammy® Award-winning jazz vocalist

Welz Kauffman and Alexis Lanier

Ravinia Festival president and CEO, with an aspiring jazz pianist 

Four Star Brass Band

Chicago-based, New Orleans style brass band

The Second City

Legendary improvisational comedy enterprise

Spider Saloff Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble featuring Rod Dixon
Spider Saloff

Chicago-based singer extraordinaire

Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble featuring Rod Dixon

Jazz-symphonic orchestra led by Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis

 

 

 

 

Dates:
September 14, 2016

 

 

 

Hours:
7 pm

 

 

 

Location:
Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion
201 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

 

 

 

Admission:
FREE

 

 

 

Accessibility:
Every aspect of Millennium Park was designed to be fully accessible to all patrons. The following services are available:

  • Wheelchair loans in the Millennium Park Welcome Center, 201 E. Randolph Street
  • Integrated spaces for wheelchair seating at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities
  • Assistive listening devices at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Sound Booth

 

 

 

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