Ella Jenkins to Receive Two Awards, Confirms Two Chicago Appearances
Ella Jenkins, the First Lady of Children's Music, will be honored with two upcoming awards. On February 26th, Ella will receive a "Living Legend Award" for her service to humantiy as part of a gala ceremony in Ashton, Md that is free and open to the public. Civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis and Frazier & Virginia Mathis from the aid organization Global Vessels will also be honored. For more information, please visit www.livinglegendsawards.org.
On April 1st, 2011, Urban Gateways will honor Ella as part of their 50th Anniversary Gala event in Chigago, Il. For more details, please visit www.urbangatweays.org.
Ella has also announced two upcoming Chicago-area concerts. On Sunday, February 6th, Ella will perform at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Click here for details. On Sunday, February 20th, Ella will perform at the Wonder Works Childrens Museum. Click here for details.
On February 22, the African American Legacy Series, a joint production of Smithsonian Folkways and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will release A Life of Song from musician and educator Ella Jenkins, known as "The First Lady of Children's Music."