Advancing Diversity in Classical Music

The Sphinx Virtuosi, one of the nation’s most dynamic chamber orchestras – it annually sells out Carnegie Hall – comes to the Harris Theater on Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. This wonderful Detroit, Michigan-based group, founded by MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Aaron Dworkin and whose special artistic director is the esteemed Yo-Yo Ma, is Read More …

The Equalizer: A Hot Mess That’s Not Good

Starring: Denzel Washington, Chloe Grace Moretz, Martin Csokas Directed by: Antoine Fuqua Rated: R (*) Preposterous! Unbelievable on any level and ultimately just boring, The Equalizer is a re-imagining, I guess, of the 1980s cult TV series about a retired spy who uses his special skills to help out ordinary joes in trouble. You’ve got Read More …

UniverSoul Circus Celebrates Two Decades

Two Decades of Fun-Filled, High Energy Artistry Under The Big Top! This year, in 2014, UniverSoul Circus celebrates a major milestone – 20 unforgettable years of offering its unique brand of family friendly entertainment featuring a multicultural, multinational blend of music, theater and circus arts never before witnessed under the Big Top. Commonly known as Read More …

Fresh Local Produce At Seaway Bank’s Farmers Market Through September 24

Bank Announces Double Value Coupon Program For the past decade, Seaway Bank’s farmers market has been making fresh produce and healthy alternatives more accessible to residents of Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, an area underserved by supermarkets and proliferated with fast food outlets. Through a grant from LINK Up Illinois, a program of Experimental Station, LINK Card Read More …

Steely Dan: Still Jamming A Lot After All These Years

I told my twenty-something model actress friend that I had tickets to see Steely Dan. She said, “Great. Who’s he?!” I smiled and thought of the lyrics to the group’s song Hey Nineteen: “She don’t remember the Queen of Soul,” then looked my pretty friend over and shrugged it off while thinking of another line Read More …

Johnnie Lee Savory: 30 Seconds To Lose Your Life, 30 Years To Get It Back

              Johnnie Lee Savory believes in justice for all, but he’s more focused on recognizing injustice all over the world for people like himself who have been wrongly convicted of crimes and have lost their years, their innocence and their human rights because of it. Savory was convicted of Read More …

Guardians of the Galaxy

  Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Benicio Del Toro, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper A Rousing Adventure Through The Galaxy In this sci-fi adventure reminiscent of Humphrey Bogart’s classic The Maltese Falcon, a number of diverse and kooky characters from throughout the Read More …

20 Years Of Chicago’s Black Film Festival

From August 1 through 28, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival, celebrating the stories, images, heritage, and history of the Black experience in the U.S. and around the world. Black Harvest is Chicago’s largest- and longest- running Black film festival. This year, Black Harvest features Read More …