UPTOWN — Uptown Underground will be celebrating Chicago's diverse musical history with a one-night-only show from a local actor and singer.
At 7 p.m. Nov. 5, Kevin Wood will debut "Songs In The Key of Chicago," which highlights musical contributions of performers connected to the city at the club at 4707 N. Broadway, according to a press release.
"The show is a sampling of the broad history and the incredible influence Chicago has had on music through the decades," the release said.
The show will flow through genres such as jazz, gospel, folk, pop and contemporary cabaret. It will include musical selections from Styx, Tommy Dorsey, Skip Haynes, Donny Hathaway, Sam Cooke, Sophie Tucker, Bennie Goodman, Eddie Cantor and Charlie Chaplan.
Wood, of Uptown, created the show and plans to expand it over the next couple months. The show is "intentionally fluid" so future shows at alternate venues "can reflect the history of that particular community," according to the release.
The Uptown show will includes highlights from Essanay Studios and The Green Mill, the release said.
Performers include Beckie Menzie, Carla Gordon, David Edelfelt, Cynthia Clarey, Jamie Brady, Wayne Richards and Irwin Berkowitz.