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 …

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 …

Smokie Norful – Forever Yours

If you were to infuse gospel, 70’s soul and contemporary R&B; the influences of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and other male soul/R&B vocalists of the 70’s and 80’s you would have the anointed powerful heartfelt vocals of Smokie Norful. Son of a Preacher Man Norful, son of an African Methodist Episcopal Church Read More …

Goldie’s: Some Place To Be Somebody

Sometimes life happens, and whether you’ve been dealt a bad hand by external factors or been complicit in bringing about your own undoing, or a combination of both, you can find yourself homeless and ass out. Goldie’s Place is a support center for such people who are homeless and behind the eight ball. Located at Read More …

Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration

    When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music and more. Today, the 24.5-acre park is Chicago’s second-largest tourist attraction – and the City will mark its 10th anniversary throughout the summer. The Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration Read More …