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With the launch of this website, the MCA has created a platform for archiving and publishing images and stories from our 50-year history. Though many pages currently lack descriptions or illustrations, we’re committed to a program of ongoing research that will fill in the blanks over time. If you have information about past MCA Stage events, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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AN OVERVIEW OF CHICAGO JAZZ - The Museum, in collaboration with the Chicago Jazz Association, presented a series of eight Sunday afternoon concerts. These concerts presented groups representative of the varied faces of the Chicago jazz scene, giving a broad and full picture of a thriving art form in this city whose contributions to jazz have been neglected in recent years.