When: Wed., Sept. 17 2014
The first-ever Fifth Star Awards are tonight. As Reader culture reporter Deanna Isaacs has noted, the awards are a new undertaking by the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. And though it's unclear how the winners were selected, sculptor Richard Hunt, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago founder Lou Conte, and composer Ramsey Lewis will be among those honored. Not a bad cast. Lucky for us, the ceremony is free and open to the public.