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 …

The Soulful Vocal Talents of Michael Avery

By Charlie Ainslie (N’DIGO Editor David Smallwood contributed to this story.) Chicago-based singer Michael Avery can’t remember the moment he wanted to become a professional musician. “It’s all I’ve ever known, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t sing,” he says. “I could take a break for a minute, but I would Read More …

John Henry Whitehead – History Our Way 2015

In honor of Black History Month, N’DIGO recently sat down with John Henry Whitehead the creator of the 2015 History Our Way calendar and wanted to share with it’s readers who he is and what inspired him to create such an inspiring piece of informational art. N’DIGO: How was your calendar History Our Way birthed? 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 …

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 …