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Through exposure to teaching and touring artist programs, Urban Gateways students deepen their ability to think creatively and to use creative thinking at a catalyst for personal growth – 80% of students reported that their self-confidence increased significantly during their Urban Gateways program. One student said of her spoken word residency: “If you become more comfortable in your body then you can be who you want to be.”

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Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Thursday, August 15, 7:30pm – 9:09pm

Landmark Century Centre Cinema (map)

Ticket price $25

Proceeds go to Urban Gateways


Urban GatewaysThanks for your interest in the Chicago Screening of Charles Bradley: Soul of America!

The Chicago screening of “Charles Bradley Soul of America” is a charity fundraising event.​​ Proceeds will go to Urban Gateways, an organization in Chicago that educates and inspires young people by delivering high-quality, accessible arts experiences that advance their personal and academic growth. All donations will enable local students to experience unforgettable teaching and touring artist programs that they would not otherwise have access to.

Starting off on his 62nd birthday, Charles Bradley: Soul of America follows the extraordinary journey of singer Charles Bradley during the electrifying and transformative months leading up to the release of his debut album “No Time for Dreaming” which rocketed him from a hard life in the Brooklyn Housing Projects to Rolling Stone Magazine’s top 50 albums of 2011.