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Quinn Proclaims "Al Green Day" in Illinois

Quinn is scheduled to present the state proclamation honor personally to Green on stage.

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Quinn Proclaims "Al Green Day" in Illinois


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Soul music legend Al Green will get more than just smiles, screams and fans singing along to his iconic songs Friday at his Ravinia Festival concert.


Gov. Pat Quinn plans to declare June 15 “Al Green Day” in Illinois, according to a blog post on the concert venue’s website. Quinn is scheduled to personally present the state proclamation honor to Green on stage.
Green seems to be a fave of Illinois politicos lately with his sultry voice and throwback lyrics. Even President Barack Obama sang a few bars of Green’s tune “Let’s Stay Together” at a February Apollo Theatre fundraiser in New York.
Tickets to see Green perform and accept the governor’s “Al Green Day” proclamation are still available. The show starts at 8 p.m.

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