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Tristan Bruns, Time Brickey @ Holiday Rhythms


HOLIDAY RHYTHMS will feature Emmy Award winner and Broadway star, Ted Louis Levy, guest appearances by SCROOGE (from the Goodman Theater’s A Christmas Carol), classical violinist Liz Stein and Irish fiddler Katie Grennan, renowned clarinetist Gail Kalver, fashionista Irene Michaels, Tristan “Tapman” Bruns, song and dance man Time Brickey . . . the Eric Hochberg Trio featuring, Reggie Thomas, Tim Mulvenna and more! A night full of music, song, dance, drama, fashion, holiday traditions and of course . . . RHYTHM!

Proceeds benefit CHRP’s Arts Education programs – WE ALL GOT RHYTHM – which ignite the imagination, engage the soul and immerse young people in the culture of rhythmic expression.

Date and Time

Mon, December 10, 2018

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST

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Bril Barrett To Receive “Lifetime Of Mentoring Award” @ Timeless Gifts’ 9th Annual Christmas Concert & Gala A Soulful Christmas

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KJ Sheldon Featured In A Midsummer Night’s Dream


The Play

High-flying fairies mix with outrageous comedy for a Dream come true! In the forest, misguided passions mix with magic spells as four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of aspirational players cross paths with the fairy king and queen, engaged in a war of wills. Staged in the uniquely personal setting of the Courtyard Theater, internationally acclaimed Director Joe Dowling’s enchanting production features dazzling dance numbers and exhilarating music, blending rock, jazz, blues, and ’50s doo-wop. This winter, come enjoy one of the most popular comedies of all time at Chicago’s Tony Award-winning theater on Navy Pier.


M.A.D.D. Rhythms & M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration




M.A.D.D. Rhythms @ Logan Center For The Arts’ School Matinee Series


Logan Center School Matinee Program for students and teachers

The sixth season of the Logan Center School Matinee Program offers a dynamic series of free performances for students and teachers in grades K–12 across the Chicagoland area.

Each matinee features world class artists in engaging educational presentations. Our matinee programs also include teacher workshops prior to each performance designed to support educators in connecting field trip experience with classroom learning and common core learning standards. Our innovative field trips introduce youth to a diverse range of experiences providing opportunities for dynamic learning, critical inquiry, and cultural engagement.

The matinee programs take place throughout the school year in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Matinees are offered on weekday mornings throughout the school year from October through May.

Dec 5, 2018 / 10:3011:30am
M.A.D.D. Rhythms
Recommended Grades: K–5
M.A.D.D. RHYTHMS is a phenomenal tapdance collective whose “sole” purpose is to spread the love and joy of tap worldwide. What started as Bril Barrett & Martin Dumas, III’s formula for giving back is now a full-fledged performing arts company, quickly gaining a reputation for representing the true essence of tap: rhythm. The company is composed of young, versatile tap dancers from all over Chicago. Their ages range from 13 to 42, and their backgrounds are as equally diverse. The one thing they all have in common is a love for “the dance.”




Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E 60th Street
ChicagoIL 60637


773.702.ARTS (2787)



Tappy Birthday Izaiah Harris & Megan Davis

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Pop-Up Tap Jam @ Black Friday Black Business Summit with Sir the Baptist, Kierra Sheard and more at Reggies



Fall Break – No Classes Today-Sunday. See You Next Week!



MADD Love, MADD Respect & MADD Thanks


It is with a great debt of gratitude, strong sense of accomplishment and extreme humility that I extend this heartfelt “Thank You” to each and every one who made “The Chicago Tap Summit 2018” and “FEELING GOOD: A MADD Tribute To Nina Simone” a resounding success! For 3 days straight, we immersed ourselves in the history, culture and rhythms of tapdance and came away with a renewed commitment to the legacy of the “HOOFERS” and the legacy of “JAZZ

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THANK YOU Jimalita Tillman and the Harold Washington Cultural Center for giving us a culturally rich and historically Significant HOME. THANK YOU Ted & Susan Oppenheimer and The Oppenheimer Family Foundation for generously supporting our mission to uphold the traditions of Tap and Jazz Thank You Tillman-Hunter Enterprises, Dancing Fair, Chicago South Loop Hotel, Northwest Chiropractix, GR33NINK, Chloe & Maud, O’Mara Sprung Floors and MartyBoard  for your years of unwavering support. Thank You Conscious Plates for being new supporters and bringing healthy eating into the festival. THANK YOU WDB Marketing & Sol Designs for creating all of our imagery and Branding.


THANK YOU Sarah Savelli for your willingness and your constant and continuous contributions to the artform. Thank You Martin “Tre” Dumas III for having my back and sharing your wealth of tap knowledge unselfishly. Thank You Victoria Jones, Ja’Bowen Dixon and Latrell Garnett for staying connected to the family and always being just a phone call away. Thank You Jumaane Taylor for coming through in a clutch! Thank you Star Dixon, Donnetta Jackson, Tristan Bruns for being my support system from inception to now! Thank You Alexandrya Fryson and Andrew Carr for coming out the gate swinging! The future of tap sounds good! Thank You Time Brickey, Carmen Paquette & KJ Sheldon for attending countless meetings and doing so much extra work. Thank you Devin Mosely, Ivy Anderson, Izaiah Harris, Brennen Parker, Keyana Latimer, Molly Sute and Rachel Benzing for supporting our mission in various ways! Last, but not least, Thank You Megan Davis for, once again, taking on more than any one person should take on…..present company included……without you, this would not have happened! I am in your debt!

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Thank You Peggy Sutton and Muriel Foster for taking the time to share your stories and the legacies of Tommy Sutton, Sammy Dyer & Jimmy Payne Sr. We owe a great deal of appreciation and gratitude for the sacrifices made by our ancestors, so that we can tapdance! #NeverForget #RespectTheDance #History


THANK YOU Audrey Barrett aka Mama Rhythms for having me, raising me and supporting me in everything I do! Thank You to all the Apprentices and your families for being totally invested in M.A.D.D. Rhythms. Thank you Bemaji Tillman, Robert Hayes and Phoenix Singleton for making sure that we could be seen and heard on that stage! Thank you Ben “Jammin” Jonson for going above and beyond on this project. You believing in my vision made it so much more! Thank You Dee Alexander, Maggie Brown, Joan Collaso and Tecora Rogers for lending your voices and your energy. You all brought Nina Simone to life in a way, that even, I couldn’t imagine. Thank You Buddy Fambro, Chuck Webb and Theodis Rogers for bringing JAZZ to everyone’s ears, hearts, souls and soles! Thank You Sammy Dyer School of the Theatre & Hip Hop ConnXion for showing up and showing out!

If I forgot to Thank anyone, please charge it to my head, not my heart! See you 2019!


M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ The House Of Power, Love And Hope: The 2018 PEACEBOOK Finale

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M.A.D.D. Rhythms Bronzeville: The HWCC Crew @ Just A Kid From The Chi: STEM & Performing Arts Pep Rally & Teen Summit

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Click the link below to find how you and your children can be in the building to hang out with Dorothy “Jeanius” The 12 Year Old College Graduate and her friend Jacob Latimore

Use the Codeword STAGE for a nice discount

Hosted by Nick Henderson

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