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Packer Schopf Gallery News
Caitlin Doughty Talk and Russian Death Songs / Oct 31st
Current show extended until November 1st

Hi... we have another great event coming up Halloween night! Caitlin Doughty will be here discussing her new book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory (W. W. Norton). If you'd like to attend please rsvp at packer@packergallery.com... and if you want to buy a book to get her to sign... maybe let me know that too.. so we can order enough copies.

Our current show has also been extended until November 1st!
Teresa James - Not All Angels Have Wings
Lauren Levato Coyne - Wolf Peach
Ellen Greene - Murder Ballads
*SIDESHOW / Vintage Employee Photo Badges from the collection of Keith Sadler

Friday, October 31st, HALLOWEEN NIGHT!
6:30 to 7:30: Caitlin Doughty will speak about her new book, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory, Halloween's deathly history, and whatever the heck else she wants to talk about.... Books will be available for signing and purchase....

8:00 PM: The Rookery and Golosá perform songs about death! Golosá's repertoire-more than a little tinged with darkness on its best day-will be filled with their deathliest numbers. Look for severed body parts, prophetic visions of our own demise, the search for redemption in the afterlife, and roads soaked with tears and memories.

The Rookery will be previewing their own longer program titled "A Murder of Crows" and featuring Benjamin Britten's "Ballad of Little Musgrave" (a genuine classical murder ballad), Spanish shipwreck tale La Bomba, dark and roasty fall selections from Carmina Burana, and new arrangements of rock and pop songs themed around death and Dia de los Muertos.

Caitlin Doughty is a licensed mortician and the creator/host of the Ask a Mortician web series. She founded the death acceptance collective The Order of the Good Death and co-founded Death Salon. Her new book is entitled, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, (W.W. Norton). She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Golosá strives to preserve the music and culture of the Siberian Old Believers and of Russian folksinging in general. They dedicate themselves passionately to singing this music for audiences in the Chicago area and beyond. Since its founding, over 100 members have passed through Golosá's ranks, and together they have created something which is at once traditional and uniquely their own.

The Rookery is the versatile men's vocal ensemble of Chicago, bringing together songs and leaders from many traditions in beautiful a cappella harmony.

Packer Schopf Gallery    942 W. Lake St Chicago, IL 60607    www.packergallery.com

Exhibition Run: September 5 - November 1     Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00am to 5:30pm

Contact Aron Packer at packer@packergallery.com    Phone: 312.226.8984    Fax: 312.432.1235