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Artists Lounge Live Presents
Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul
Donica Lynn –
Chicago’s Award-winning “Dreamgirl”
Rain Date Sun, 9/06
(there is a 2 ticket minimum for this performance)
“Show-Stopping: Her Astonishing voice and fierce acting chops should catapult her to stardom” –Chicago Sun-Times
Award-winning Chicago “Dreamgirl” Donica Lynn triumphs in an uplifting homage to the legendary Aretha Franklin. Lynn earned critical acclaim, as well as Chicago’s Jeff Award and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance as Effie in Dreamgirls. Chicago Tribune named her among the Chicagoans of the Year, citing “Lynn has stepped up to Chicago stardom.” Most amazingly, Lynn is a two-time brain tumor survivor currently battling a third cancerous tumor. Lynn’s stories of perseverance are an inspiring match for Aretha’s soul-stirring hits including, “Respect,” “Think,” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.”
About Donica Lynn
Donica Lynn earned Chicago’s Jeff Award, Time Out Award, and Black Theatre Alliance Award for her heart-wrenching performance as Effie in Dreamgirls. For her courageous artistry, Chicago Tribune named her a Chicagoan of the Year. Other theatre credits include: Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Jeff Award nomination), 42nd Street, Ghost, The Color Purple, Rock of Ages, Hair, Hairspray, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, Footloose, Barnum, Confessions of a P.I.M.P. (opposite Andre DeSheilds), Lady in Denmark, Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Once On This Island, and A Wonder in My Soul. Television: Chicago Fire. As a recording artist, Donica has performed, recorded, lent backgrounds vocals, and toured with artists including Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, New Kids on the Block, Natalie Cole, and Gladys Knight.
Part of the
Out Back Summer Sessions
Outdoor Concerts at the North Shore Center