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Johnny “Hurricane” Heard

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In Simons Park, we serenaded the late great professional boxing champ and mentor Johnny “Hurricane” Heard.  Johnny was also, during the last 20 years of his life, the Chicago Park District boxing coach for the Humboldt Park Chicago Park District Region, and was a help, hero, and hurricane to many. In honor of this helpful hurricane, we sing this song.  He taught his students discipline, respect and honor.  “Hurricane in Your Corner” is a song for Johnny “Hurricane” Heard.

This program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and CityArts, a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. Opera-Matic programs are also made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program, Alphawood, the Chicago Community Trust, Night Out in the Parks, and more. Visit our "Support" page for more information. 

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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