Chicago’s August Wilson Celebration

   By David Smallwood In an unprecedented community event ranging    from the Pullman Historic District to Evanston,  more than 20 Chicago theaters, schools and  organizations have combined to present The August Wilson Celebration from March 9 through April 18. This is an extensive exploration of the enduring impact of the work of the Tony Read More …

20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of 100 Stars”!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events – the A Night Of 100 Stars Gala. This black-tie event, which is known for its lavish food and drink buffets, world-class entertainment, and impressive awards presentation, will take place from Read More …

Selma: A Sure Fire Oscar Contender

Selma is about the three months surrounding the violent march in Selma, Alabama led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other stalwarts of the Civil Rights Movement that resulted in the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Since it’s limited engagement opening at Christmas, the movie has received a series of nominations Read More …

Happening Holiday Movies

Top Five Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. Written and Directed by: Chris Rock (**1/2) Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest standup, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in Read More …

Costume Designer Brings Dazzle To The “Holidaze”

Holiday décor and characters come to life and excite the season to be jolly at “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” at the Chicago Theatre December 17-21. Sugarplums will not only be dancing at Holidaze, they’re even twirling and flipping, and, yes, those are the Christmas tree ornaments and Santa’s cookies that just made a pyramid out of Read More …

Another Look At America’s Obsession With Beauty

Filmmaker extraordinaire and former N’DIGO writer Darryl Roberts is back with the third installment of his popular documentary series America The Beautiful. The new film, America The Beautiful 3: The Sexualization Of Our Youth, opened November 21 and is already a big hit. We caught up with Darryl recently to catch up. N’DIGO: It’s amazing Read More …

Let Mavis “Take You There!”

                                                          The performance list for this incredible evening of entertainment just keeps growing, so much so that it’s got to be an all-night thang next Wednesday, November Read More …

Discussion On Role Elders Played In Civil Rights Movement & DuSable Museum Activities

                                                              Three heavyweight organizations – the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago Metro History Fair, and the Vivian G. Harsh Society – are coming together to Read More …

You Play Too Much, In Warren County!

“Again with the Kings Island!” my staff said in unison. “Dude, what’s your problem?” My “problem” – and it’s a good one to have – is that I love Kings Island Amusement Park and all the fun places and things surrounding it in Warren County, which is called “Ohio’s Largest Playground.” I first wrote about Read More …