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60 Minutes or Less: The Logan Center Cabaret Series

One most striking venues Chicago is Performance Penthouse ninth floor University Chicago’s Logan Center for Arts with its dramatic views

One of the most striking venues in Chicago is the Performance Penthouse on the ninth floor of University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, with its dramatic views of the campus and beyond. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times

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Updated: June 21, 2013 6:16AM



What: One of the most striking venues in Chicago is the Performance Penthouse on the ninth floor of University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts, with its dramatic views of the campus and beyond. The room provides an intimate setting for the Logan Center Cabaret Series, which offers a diverse line-up of student performers. The next installment is set for Friday, with a bill that includes singer-songwriter Bri Holland, poet Carina del Valle Schorske and the musical duo Freddy Rockwood and Katie Lettie.

Insider’s take: “The idea behind the cabaret,” said Veasna Has, a student programming intern who coordinates the series, “is that we’re offering this venue for student performers, just giving them a space where they can share their talents with a small audience on a regular basis. We didn’t really have anything on campus like that before. The audience is primarily students, usually friends of the students performing that night, but we actually do have a small group of people from the community who also regularly come.”

Particulars: The next edition of the Logan Center Cabaret Series is Friday at 8 p.m. in the Performance Penthouse at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th. Admission is free. (773) 702-2787 or arts.uchicago.edu.

Kyle MacMillan is a local free-lance writer.



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