Feb 152013

Black Ensemble Theater Tickets

We want you to set the stage for an entertaining evening! Enter to win two tickets to see the Black Ensemble Theater’s production of From Doo Wop to Hip Hop.

Can’t make it to the show? You can still support the arts!

In honor of Black History Month, 10% of all in-Shop and online tin sales will be donated to the Black Ensemble Theater. Your chance to win tickets and support this cause continues through February 28, 2013.

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The Black Ensemble Theater

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The Black Ensemble Theater
Feb 142013

Black Ensemble Theater

The mission of the Black Ensemble Theater is to eradicate racism and its damaging effects upon our society through the utilization of theater arts. BE is the only theater in the nation whose mission is to eradicate racism. Other organizations work to diversify audiences, but none utilize theater to bring races together in a community which embraces similarities and fosters dialogue, understanding and acceptance.

Please join us in supporting this worthy cause!

Meet the HistoryMakers® at Garrett Popcorn Shops®!

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Feb 252012

Celebrate Black History Month with Garrett Popcorn Shops® and The HistoryMakers®! The HistoryMakers® honorees John Rogers, Monroe Anderson and Robin Robinson will make an appearance at our 27 West Jackson Shop on Monday, February 27 at 12p.m. Rogers, Anderson and Robinson will be on-hand to greet customers, sign autographs and shake up a bag or two of The Chicago Mix! We hope to see you there.

More about Monday’s guests:

John Rogers is the founder of Ariel Capital Management Corporation. He started Ariel Capital with money from his friends and family, but the corporation grew and is now responsible for over $7.5 billion in assets. Rogers also is active within the community, serving as Chairman of the Chicago Urban League.

Monroe Anderson is a veteran Chicago journalist who was press secretary for Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer. Anderson was also an editor for N’DIGO and SaVoy magazines.

Robin Robinson is a television news anchorwoman for Chicago’s Fox News. She was won local Emmy Awards for her work.

If you can’t make it on Monday, we hope to see you at the next HistoryMakers® appearance on Wednesday, February 29 at 1p.m. at our 87th Street Shop. Honoree Wayne Watson will be our guest.