Art Synergy: The Emerging of A New Visual Art Renaissance on Chicago’s Southside

                                  [dropcap]N[/dropcap]EVER had I seen art like this. Backdrops of lime green with “coolade” colored art did more than adorn the walls and present a new exhibit. This was something refreshing. The visuals were vibrant. The artwork shouted freedom, Read More …

Red Clay Dance presents “Transcending”

[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this Read More …

Fashion Focus Chicago + Chevrolet® + Project ThYck

[dropcap]CURVES. [/dropcap]   During Fashion Focus Chicago, the city’s official fashion week, Chevrolet® and charity organization Project ThYck, will debut the first-ever exclusive couture showcase for the full-figured and curvy on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton Place, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast district. [dropcap]COUTURE.[/dropcap]   The Read More …

THE ANOINTED HARVESTERS PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIAN KEYES

Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “ Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Read More …

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire!

The legacy of Soul Train and the opportunities it provided for the world to witness some of the greatest talents and entertainers will forever be imprinted on the hearts of us all. The global impact of Don Cornelius and the Soul Train brand continues to escalate and nurture artists within the realm of entertainment promoting Read More …

George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Honor At Chicago Film Festival

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the Chicago International Film Festival will take viewers on a complete world tour, all while they remain in the comfort of their movie theatre seats. The highly anticipated event, which runs Read More …

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million Campus in North Lawndale

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization UCAN held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus in North Lawndale at 3605 W. Fillmore St. Participants included (from left): John Nichols,  vice chairman, Marmon Group; Illinois. Read More …