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'Glee's' Darren Criss, Gloria Gaynor To Perform At Chicago Gay Pride Event Market Days

Darren Criss, who plays out-and-proud Blaine Anderson on the Fox musical-comedy Glee, will perform at Chicago's 30th annual Northalsted Market Days – often described as the city's Gay Pride festival.

The 2-day street fair – considered the largest in the Midwest – offers entertainment, food and arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts.  along six North Halsted blocks between Belmont and Addison in Chicago's gay neighborhood Boystown. The fun begins on Saturday, August 13.

Criss is expected to take the stage on the festival's opening day at 4:30PM on the Rivers Casino Stage located at Addison and North Halsted. Disco diva Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor (born Gloria Fowles September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best-known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 #1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 #9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have A Right)" (Hot 100 #42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (Hot 100  will perform on the same stage on Sunday night at 8PM.

The 24-year-old Criss moved his theater troupe StarKid to Chicago from the University of Michigan (body, education) University of Michigan - A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries.  last year. Criss starred in the group's 2009 YouTube viral video A Very Potter Musical.

More than 30 additional artists will perform on the festival's four stages, including Tom Hadley of Spandau Ballet, American Idol's Frenchie Davis and power-pop band Dot Dot Dot – who reached a top five spot on Fox's The Next Great American Band in 2007.

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Date:Jun 9, 2011
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