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The Nina Simone Biopic Casting Controversy

Posted September 6, 2013 by Sylvester Cosby

Finally the Nina Simone story will be brought to the big screen. Filmmaker Cynthia Mort’s film Nina will open to anticipation and controversy that started way before production of the movie began. Simone, known as the “High Priestess of Soul ”was famous from the 1950s through the ’70s for her music and her civil rights […]

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Cooke-ing The Books of Legend Sam

Posted August 31, 2014 by ndigo

By Bridget McNamara You Send Me, one of many hits in Darrian Ford’s show “The Cooke Book – The Music of Sam Cooke,” is an apt summary of just what Chicago native Ford’s performance is capable of: sending listening souls on a journey of delight and sensation. Darrian will perform The Cooke Book at Lincoln […]

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Goldie’s: Some Place To Be Somebody

Posted July 15, 2014 by David Smallwood

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 […]

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