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

Posted April 2, 2014 by ndigo

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 […]

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Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

Posted December 6, 2013 by David Smallwood

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.  Soon, in its rebirth, that same area will be the site for a lot of Black kids knocking hard – on tennis balls, that is – in an effort to […]

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Fred Nelson: Saluting A Magical Musical Vessel

Posted July 29, 2013 by David Smallwood

Fred Nelson III believes without a doubt that he is merely a blessed channel for God to express Himself and uplift man through music.  If that’s the case, the good lord found Himself quite an instrument in Fred, who’s as versatile a musician as you’ll ever meet. The Chicago native’s expansive career has ranged from […]

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