- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Debut performance of breast cancer song at Katie’s Cup Oct. 29
From press release
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a collaboration by three Rockford-area performing artists will have its debut at an open mic session starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, at Katie’s Cup, 502 Seventh St., Rockford.
Christopher Donshale Sims, a.k.a. UniverSouLove, is a poet, spoken word artist, and creatively conscious MC. He wrote the poem “She Has Breast Cancer” in 2008 to commemorate the experience of his mother, Della Sims, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000.
Sims’ mother is a survivor, but Sims has lost an aunt to this dreaded disease. He is now a speaker and supporter of women and the movement, and his poetry captures the terror, confusion and resignation of receiving a breast cancer diagnosis.
Classical soprano Gale Ketteler has performed professionally in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois and New York in operas, oratorio, musicals and recitals. She and Sims tapped local composer/arranger David Lantz to set Sims’ poem to music.
For more information, visit www.universoulovethepoet.com or call (815) 227-0598.
From the October 28 – November 3, 2009