Reader's Agenda Tue 4/29: Helen Prejean, Sound of Silent Film Festival, and Diana Ross

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Helen Prejean
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Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered.

Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty (and played by Susan Sarandon in the 1995 film based on the book), visits the Harold Washington Library tonight to take part in a discussion about the very subject of the death penalty. A perhaps little-known fact: Prejean donated her archival papers to DePaul in 2011.

Access Contemporary Music presents a series short silent films with live original musical accompaniment for the ninth annual Sound of Silent Film Festival. Films include Fernanda Torres's Bicycle Notes, with original music by Joel Styzens, and Max Sherwood's Nervous Person, with new music by Jessica Hunt. They all screen tonight at the Music Box.

Motown legend Diana Ross belts her way through town tonight (tomorrow night's show is sold out). Check out the infamous diva in all her sequined glory at the Chicago Theatre.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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