A Night with Chaka Khan

wpid7262-IMG_1660.jpgDuring my teenage years, I was introduced to an artist who I had not heard of before.  Chaka Khan brought something I had never heard before.  I can credit a friend of the family for first playing me some of her music.  Along with many others, I became a fan.  Not a devoted fan but someone who really enjoyed her music.  However, I never saw her perform.  That changed this week.

wpid7265-AU0E7359.jpgForty years in show business were celebrated for Chaka this year and, as a Chicago native, the city had a free concert for her in Millennium Park at the Pritzker Pavilion.  We headed along and we weren’t alone.  A very diverse group of people came to see the free concert.  It was a great evening out.  Things took a long time to actually start but when they did, she certainly still had it.  An outdoor location is a great place to sit and listen to someone belting out the hits.  The years have not diminished her vocal power.  Great stuff.

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