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Get Creative!

| April 6, 2012 | Parties

THE PARTY The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) hosted its 29th Black Creativity black-tie gala. Nearly 800 guests mingled during cocktail hour and enjoyed heavy hors d’oeuvres while viewing the 2012 Black Creativity exhibit, Powerful: African Americans in Energy, which is on display through April 15. THE PLAYERS A Sodexo-catered strolling buffet, with floral accents by Kehoe Designs, featured Caribbean-themed menu items like coconut-crusted mahimahi and plantain and bean empanadas. The evening was emceed by NBC5’s Marion Brooks and featured performances from Grammy-nominated singer Freddie Jackson as well as Maurice Mahon and the New Face of Soul. When the crooners were through, Chicago’s own DJ Lil’ John coaxed the guests to the dance floor. THE HIGHLIGHTS The Black Creativity program was created by the MSI to showcase achievements by African Americans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and medicine, and the event raised more than $475,000 to support this cause. Photography by JB Spector, Museum of Science and Industry


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