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    Name: Sneak Peak: Springfield Jamboree
    Date: June 1, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Join us at Fitzgerald's for an acoustic set featuring Thompson and Waterworth followed by the short sneak peek of Springfield Jamboree. The evening continues with a set by NRA (Chappell, Sibley, Waterworth) with Thompson sitting in.

    Doors open at 7:00PM. The Springfield Jamboree begins at 8:00PM. Admission is $10.

    Chicago writer Dave Hoekstra and filmmaker Jamie Ceaser give a sneak preview of their in-the-works documentary, Springfield Jamboree, that looks at the musical heritage of Springfield (Mo.) at a showcase June 1 at FitzGerald’s. The documentary is the first in a proposed series focused on under championed music scenes. It includes a performance featuring Springfield musicians Ruell Chappell, Nick Sibley, D. Clinton Thompson (The Skeletons) and singing sensation Abbey Waterworth and features commentary from Lou Whitney, Dave Alvin, Beatle Bob, The Del Lords, Robbie Fulks, Merle Haggard, Brenda Lee, Dan Penn, animation from the fantastic Sharon Rutledge and more. Hoekstra and Ceasar previously collaborated on "The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement,” which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

    For more information on the project, click HERE.

    ABOUT DAVE HOEKSTRA: Dave is a Chicago author and radio host. He was a columnist-critic at the Chicago Sun-Times from 1985 through 2014, where he won a 2013 Studs Terkel Community Media Award. He is a weekend host on WGN-AM 720 in Chicago. His book “The People’s Place (Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences From the Civil Rights Era to Today)|” was released October 2015 on Chicago Review Press. His oral history of Disco Demolition, rock n’ roll and house music was released in April 2016. Dave wrote and co-produced the WTTW-Channel 11 PBS special “The Staple Singers and the Civil Rights Movement,” nominated for a 2001-02 Chicago Emmy for Outstanding achievement for a Documentary Program—Cultural Significance. To see more visit www.davehoekstra.com

    ABOUT JAMIE CEASER: Jamie’s career began at legendary WTTW in Chicago, one of the country’s leading public television stations, creating award-winning documentaries, innovative arts programming, timely public affairs and rousing music shows. Her work as an independent producer includes segment producing for CBS Evening News and the Newshour on PBS. Jamie’s work has been seen on PBS, AMC, TLC, A & E, The Travel Channel, C-Span and VH-1 on programs like Sneak Previews, CenterStage, The Frugal Gourmet, Movie Club with John Ridley, Home Made Simple, Remembering Chicago: The Boomer Years and Local, USA. Over a course of a career that has literally seen the face of TV change, Jamie’s experience has been recognized with nine Emmy Awards, two Public Broadcasting Awards, the NATPE Award, a Lisagor Award, the Gracie Award, Women in Film, Focus on Achievement Award and the Chicago Television Academy’s Silver Circle Award.

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    FitzGerald's Nightclub
    6615 W Roosevelt Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
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    Doors open at 7:00PM. The Springfield Jamboree begins at 8:00PM. 
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    Admission is $10.
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