Memorial musical tribute to Kvitka Cisyk on April 27


Kvitka Cisyk

Kvitka Cisyk, the voice behind such jingles as ''Have you driven a Ford lately?” and “You deserve a break today!” will be honored with a musical evening at the Ukrainian National Museum, Fri., Apr. 27, at 7 p.m.

The Director General of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Oleksandr Hornostaj, who authored the only video of Cisyk, will be the guest speaker in a program filled with videos and recordings. Her son Eddie Rakowicz will also be present.

Cisyk may have had the most heard voice in America before she succumbed to breast cancer five days before her 45th birthday in April of 1998. An opera-trained singer she successfully pursued a career in four different musical genres: popular music, classical opera, Ukrainian folk music and commercial jingles for radio and TV.

Hers was the voice behind the dubbed Oscar-winning title song for the 1977 movie ''You Light Up My Life”. Two Ukrainian albums were “Kvitka, Songs of Ukraine” and ”Kvitka, Two Colors”?

The Ukrainian National Museum is located in the heart of the Ukrainian Village, at 2249 West Superior Street in Chicago. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults $5, Children under 12 - Free.

Free Parking is available beside the Museum. For driving instructions, visit the Museum's website. For additional information, please call 312.421.8020 or email.



In memory of the singer,

In memory of the singer, Kvitka Cisyk from Friday night event

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