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Larissa Johnson is a dancer and promoter who was raised on the South Side of Chicago during the 1970s and 1980s. She partied at high school sock hops at her alma mater Kenwood, and at other house parties and parochial schools, but eventually graduated to underground spaces like The Music Box and Club Naked. Johnson left Chicago to attend college but later returned and became part of the social dance communities at parties like Cordell Johnson’s Excursions.
Columbia College Chicago
House Music, Chicago, Illinois, dancer, promoter, The Music Box, Excursions
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Larissa Johnson" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 27.