Artists on the Rise and Move, Literally!

Known as one of the most popular art meccas in the country, Chicago has long been the home to a thriving and growing arts and music scene. But for those looking to branch beyond the Windy City to grow their business, the cost of travel and lodging can be prohibitive. That’s where the Artists in Read More …

L.A. Rebellion:Daughters of the Dust w/ Filmmaker Julie Dash

  Filmmaker Julie Dash in person Introduction by Jacqueline Stewart, co-curator of L.A. Rebellion at UCLA FREE, reserve your seats at: http://ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film Tuesday, May 21| 7p.m. Logan Center Performance Hall 074 – 915 East 60th, Street Daughters of the Dust Julie Dash, 1991, 35mm, 112 min, new print! Dash’s masterful first feature film, set in Read More …

Antique African Art At The International Fair

By Nicole Rhoden The upcoming 16th Annual International Art & Antiques Fair at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart from April 26-29 features exhibitors from around the world, showcasing art, antiques and jewelry from B.C. to the 20th Century. Taking a place of prominence at the Fair along side works by artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dali Read More …

Art Activism with Jewelry Designer Oneka Ijeoma

“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale Nigerian jewelry designer, Oneka Ijeoma, owner and CEO of King Onye Label located at 707 W. Armitage, is an artist entrepreneur with a heart for activism. With her campaign, Speak Progress, the political science and sociology graduate combined her skill of Read More …

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle

Executive Director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Brett Batterson, welcomes world renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Chicago for an unprecedented 10 performances, March 8 – 17. Robert Battle returns for his second year as Artistic Director to lead one of the most popular dance companies through a 21-city tour, continuing to Read More …

Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams stars in Broadway Sensation Fela!

Prior to Super Bowl XLVII, social media websites were full of “I can’t wait to see Beyoncé perform at half time” messages. Half time arrived and the most shocking thing happened, a Destiny’s Child reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Besides that amazing performance, inquiring minds want to know “What is Michelle Williams up Read More …