Soul Train, originally taped in Chicago, was a African-American dance and music show that's popularity crossed over into mainstream culture. Celebrating the shows 40th anniversary, the Soul Train Photo Exhibition features a never-before-seen collection of more than 55 rare photographs of the biggest names in music -- Jackson 5, Minnie Riperton, and James Brown, just to name a few -- taken right on the Soul Train stage.
"Seeing these pictures bring back so much history, I just wonder where all of the popular dancers from the show are now," Irene Flores said. Flores was a longtime fan of the show.
The photo exhibit -- presented by Nathan Mason in partnership with The Chicago Cultural Center at Expo 72, located at 72 E. Randolph -- runs through Labor Day. It's open to the public every day of the week except for holidays.
At the free Friday Night Groove, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays, a guest DJ spins 70s music, which, on opening night led to a Soul Train line.
40th Anniversary Soul Train Photo Exhibition
- Monday - Thursday 8 am - 7 pm;
- Friday 8 am - 6 pm; Friday Night Groove, 6 - 8 pm;
- Sunday 10 am - 6 pm;
- Closed holidays
- Friday Night Groove
- Aug 5, 2011
- Aug 12, 2011
- Aug 19, 2011
- Opening event, Friday July 22, 5 - 7 pm;
- Fridays, July 28 - September 2, 6 - 8 pm.
Weekly: Every Friday
From: Jul 22, 2011 to Sep 2, 2011