'Queenie Pie' celebrates Madam CJ Walker; Duke Ellington story about fir African American self-made millionaire

February 16, 2014 2:35:31 PM PST
As the nation commemorates Black History Month, the Chicago Opera Theater is out with a new opera.

Queenie Pie is Duke Ellington's story of Madam CJ Walker.

She developed a line of hair and beauty products and became the first female African American self-made millionaire.

The performance continues through March 5 at the Harris Theater in the Loop.

Tickets start at $35.