Willie Winters, Jr.: The Fourth “Blue Man”

Willie Winters Knows The Blues, Man! By Matthew Keeshin Troupe carpenter has to maintain banana shooters and drumbones Many famous characters have walked between the skyscrapers and neighborhoods in the diverse communities that make up Chicago. Perhaps some of the most innovative are the spectacle that is Blue Man Group. Performances around the world by Read More …

Win Passes to see “Draft Day” before it hits Theaters!

  Synopsis: On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he traders for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred Read More …

ACTS OF LOVE’S “FAMILY LITERACY ACADEMY” TO LAUNCH ON THE WESTSIDE PROVIDING BREAKFAST, LITERACY AND FUN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Acts of Love kicks off its Family Literacy Academy with a series of events to support the launch of their first installation of the academy on Saturday, March 29th from 9am to Noon, at Jacob Beidler Elementary, located in the East Garfield Park Neighborhood at 3151 W. Walnut St. The “Family Literacy Academy” will provide Read More …

“The Best Birthday Present Ever!” Chicagoan wins $4 million Illinois Lottery Prize on her Birthday

“Winning the lottery was the best birthday present ever; I still can’t believe it!” Diane Jenkins told Illinois Lottery staff when she presented her winningFabulous Fortune instant ticket at the Prize Center in Chicago. The lucky Chicago resident won a top prize of $4 million on her birthday, March 4th. To celebrate her birthday, Jenkins Read More …

DANCE CENTER’S 40TH SEASON CONCLUDES WITH CO-COMMISSIONED MOSES(ES) BY REGGIE WILSON/FIST & HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP APRIL 3–5

Representing 40 years of commitment to presenting important contemporary dance artists and developing new work, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Reggie Wilson and his company Fist & Heel Performance Group in a work co-commissioned by The Dance Center. Performances are April 3–5, 2014 at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Read More …

5 Healthy Resolutions for Women

Every year, thousands, if not millions of women resolve to live a healthier life. In the last 25 years, health-related goals concerning weight, exercise, better relationships, and smoking cessation have been at the top of turn-of-the-calendar objectives for both sexes, says John C. Norcross, PhD, co-author of Changing for Good. For many women, the path Read More …

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris ‘EJ’ Jackson debuts “Supernaturally Loved”

Norris Jackson III, better known as EJ, is a Chicago bred singer and songwriter who has already shared the stage with artists such as Ivan Neville, Shele Sondhiem, Paula Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Charlie Sexton. With a strong passion for music, and an even greater passion for God. EJ has been writing songs for nearly Read More …

Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League: MBoutique

The Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League gears up for MBoutique, a signature event dedicated to uplifting Chicagoland youth by providing prom essentials to high school young women. Every year dozens of high school girls participate in MBoutique, providing them the opportunity to receive all of their prom essentials under one roof for free. Read More …

Photo Re-Cap: Jennifer Hudson at DuSable Museum

Photos by Cindy Barrymore Chicago superstar Jennifer Hudson and the Oakdale Covenant Church’s Children Choir, under the direction of TJ Smith, performed at the DuSable Museum of African American History in honor of Black History Month. Some folks came in late during JHud’s set and she jokingly called them out on it. Darryll King and Read More …