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The Jubilee Showcase

  • Burke Theatre | The United States Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

Join us for an audio visual exploration of the Emmy Award-winning Gospel Jubilee Showcase, aired on ABC Chicago’s WLS Channel 7 from 1963 to 1984.  Produced and hosted by the late Sid Ordower, the show presented top artists and a wide variety of gospel and inspirational music every Sunday morning, establishing itself as an institution in Chicago known as “church before church.”

Panelists: Richard Smallwood, award-winning gospel music composer and artist; Steve Ordower, director, producer, and son of Sid Ordower

Moderator: Jacquie Gales Webb, Peabody award-winning producer and 96.3 WHUR Host

Performance by NEWorks Productions featuring Ralph Herndon, baritone.