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Well-Sung Heroes

By Lauri Apple in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 16, 2009 10:20PM

jon langford.jpg If your collar is blue and your attitude, too, then consider paying a visit to the Chicago History Museum this Sunday for Well-Sung Heroes: a concert benefiting the Illinois Labor History Society. Headlining this year's event are Waco Brother/country-punk icon Jon Langford, Woody Guthrie Archives Director Nora Guthrie, union-song collector Bucky Halker, and jazz artists Jimmy Ellis, Art Hoyle and Willie Pickens. The Society will also induct three people into its Union Hall of Honor: James C. Petrillo, who served as president Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10 during the last century; the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 208, which represented black artists prior to the desegregation of unions in 1966; and working-class historian Bucky Halker.

Sunday, Nov. 22. Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. concert. Tickets are $25 for the concert only or $75 including a pre-show cocktail reception with honorees, performing artists and host Dick Kay.

Photo from Jon Langford's website