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Josephine Baker, A Legacy of Fervor

With Chicago Paris Cabaret

  • Monday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.

  • $25 Members • $35 Non-Members

  • In French and English • Includes a glass of bubbles!

  • Live Performance On-site • 54 W. Chicago Ave.

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Sparkling wine service 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

“J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris…”

Join us for a very special tribute to an extraordinary woman and artist!

Born in East Saint Louis, Josephine Baker married at 13 before leaving for Paris at 19 to mesmerize France with performances mocking colonialism. A heroine of the French resistance during World War II, she was awarded the Legion d’honneur and fought for civil rights in the United States before retiring to her château with her 12 adopted children. In November 2021, she became the first Black woman to be immortalized in France’s Pantheon mausoleum.

It is this fervent life we celebrate today with ten performers on stage from Paris and Chicago, including Michèle Barbier, who served as Josephine’s personal assistant in the latter years of Josephine’s life.

Featuring Michèle Barbier, Evelyn Danner, Lynne Jordan, Mylène Launay, Ava Logan, Patrick Pernet, Maryline Rollet, Clotilde Rullaud, Christine Steyer, Wilfried Touati, Kat Victoria, and Claudia Hommel as emcee.


In partnership with Cabaret Connexion and Working in Concert.

Check out CabaretConnexion.org for daytime workshops and master classes! Experience Chicago’s finest artists as they bring you their personal renditions of the Great American song book, blues jazz, burlesque, pop, comedy and Broadway.

This event is also the final performance of the inaugural Chicago Cabaret Week 2022. Experience Chicago’s finest artists as they bring you their personal renditions of the Great American Songbook, blues jazz, burlesque, pop, comedy and Broadway.

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