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CLC sponsors Black History Month events

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 20, 2017

To celebrate Black History Month, the College of Lake County invites the community to participate in a series of events at the CLC Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., and in downtown Waukegan. Events are at Grayslake unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 25: “I Have a Dream: A King’s Journey,” noon discussion and a 6 p.m. free concert. Marcus Gentry, a trainer, pop singer and actor, will lead a discussion on the relevancy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life from noon-2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on Student Street. Gentry’s concert is from 6-8 p.m. in the A Wing Auditorium (Room A011).

Feb. 11: 33rd Annual Salute to Gospel Music, 7 p.m., Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Ricky DillardHeadlining the event is Ricky Dillard (right), a musician, producer and songwriter who founded and has lead The New Generation Chorale of Chicago, now called New G, since 1988. Dillard, who received Grammy Award nominations for three albums, is a multiple Dove Award nominee. Guest choirs include Glenn Johnson and Voices of Innerpeace, the First Baptist Church of Lake Forest Choir and the CLC Gospel Choir. For tickets, visit or call (847) 543-2300.

Feb. 18: Movie, “Eyes from Eden,” 7 p.m., A Wing Auditorium (Room A011). In director Cornell Ford’s most recent film, a church drummer sacrifices the integrity of his faith to satisfy unfulfilled desires. The film, rated PG-13, includes stars Dwane Wilson and Tiana Bennett. Admission is $10.

Feb. 25: Poetry and Jazz in Motion, 6:30 p.m. performances in the A Wing Auditorium (Room A011). Phenom, a Chicago-based poet and rapper, will host this evening of food, spoken word, jazz and modern rhythm and blues. Other artists include poets Deana Dean, K-Love the Poet, Awthentik, Odyssey and Moe Mentum and saxophonist Tim Cunningham. Advance ticket prices are $20 and $25 at the door.To order tickets, contact Beverly Phelps at (847) 543-2778 or, or Jorge Tennin at (847) 543-2290 or