Blues legend Buddy Guy added a “Fifth Star” to his collection of accolades on Wednesday night. The City of Chicago began the awards in 2014 to “celebrate Chicago’s creativity and recognize institutions and individuals who have made significant contributions in arts and culture.”
This year’s honorees were Buddy Guy, photographer Victor Skrebneski, actress/educator/theater founder Jackie Taylor, museum founder and educator Carlos Tortolero, and the legendary sketch comedy theater The Second City (each year includes four individuals and one institution).
The free public event took place in Millennium Park and featured presentations by Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard, Chester Gregory and Shemekia Copeland, as well as tribute performances for each award-winner. Honoring Buddy Guy was Guy King, who has performed at Legends hundreds of times over the years.