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 …

Byron Allen – The $300 Million Dollar Man

By Paula Wilson If you were to ask 10 strangers to name the most powerful African Americans working in Hollywood today, you’d probably hear names like: Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Will Smith and Denzel Washington.  The name you would probably not hear is “Byron Allen“. This is pretty insane when you consider that Byron Allen happens to 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 …

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 …

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 …

Ovani Di: Grabbing Life, Living It Fully

  On Monday mornings, some people will tell you what they did on their weekends: went skiing, mountain climbing, painted a deck, did charity work, attended the theater, and hosted a backyard barbecue for the neighborhood. You think to yourself: shoot, all I did was have a couple of days off. Ovani Di belongs to Read More …