A three-day festival celebrating American composer, artist and author John Cage -- one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde -- will take place on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus from Nov. 15 to 17.Continue reading on Northwestern Now
John Cage Festival to Celebrate and Shed Light on His Music
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