Wayne Kramer

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Founder, Jail Guitar Doors USA

Wayne Kramer is a songwriter and composer whose reputation writing music for film and television risks supplanting his legend as one of the world's stellar guitarists. Wayne was a teenage greaser and leader of the MC5, widely recognized as the prototype for punk rock and heavy metal. Wayne is recognized nearly as often as a vigorous social activist. Along with legendary British singer Billy Bragg, Wayne founded Jail Guitar Doors USA, a Los Angeles based 501(c)3 non-profit group that provides guitars for use in prisoner rehabilitation. Known as "the loudest charity on planet earth," JGD-USA launched at Sing Sing Prison in Spring 2009 and has since intervened at over 25 adult and juvenile--both minimum security and maximum-security--facilities in the USA.

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Thursday, October 11
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Music: Tuning In, Presented by WBEZ

Music is the universal language. It transcends boundaries, celebrates culture and shapes your relationships and personal identity. From broken... read more
Speakers: Jim DeRogatis, Greg Kot, Wayne Kramer, Lupe Fiasco, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Greg Anderson, Rick Nielsen, Kathleen Edwards
Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue

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