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Lyric Opera of Chicago is taking a break this weekend from the usual sounds that come from the company's famous stage. And quite a break it is. It's a concert called Chicago Voices, and it showcases an array of musical styles from performers who all have ties to the city including: Brett and Rennie Sparks of the alt-country duo The Handsome Family, Shemekia Copeland, who was born in Harlem, but now lives in Chicago, and Evanston's Jessie Mueller. Mueller, Copeland and The Handsomes are just three of a wide variety of acts taking the stage at Lyric Opera this weekend for a concert called Chicago Voices. It's the brainchild of a renowned soprano who's been on that vaunted stage Renée Fleming, Chicago Voices Creator: 

Fleming has some experience curating a tapestry of voices into one concert. About three years ago she produced a program called American Voices at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. As Lyric Opera of Chicago's creative consultant, Fleming says she wanted to replicate that concert on a local level but had to do quite a bit of research that she says was ear-opening for her.

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