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Local Musician Combines Hip Hop and Opera in New Show

As a student at Roosevelt University, opera singer and conductor Adrian Dunn was frustrated by what he thought was a lack of awareness surrounding contributions black people have made to the world of classical music. So in response, he helped form Roosevelt's Legacy Project: A Celebration of Black Music — an annual concert that pays tribute to black composers. This week, Dunn's latest project premieres in Chicago. Hoperaword Music: Chronicles of a Fallen Hero blends hip-hop and opera to tell the story of a young man growing up on the south side of Chicago, detailing the challenges he and his community face.

Event:
Hoperaword Music: Chronicles of a Fallen Hero
At the DuSable Museum of African American History
Thursday Through Saturday

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