20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of 100 Stars”!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events – the A Night Of 100 Stars Gala. This black-tie event, which is known for its lavish food and drink buffets, world-class entertainment, and impressive awards presentation, will take place from Read More …

Let Mavis “Take You There!”

                                                          The performance list for this incredible evening of entertainment just keeps growing, so much so that it’s got to be an all-night thang next Wednesday, November Read More …

Keep on Keepin’ On

“Keep on Keepin’ On” is a beautiful film about the love of friendship. It is a poetic film about mentoring, loving life and honoring musical talent. It is an intimate portrayal of Clark Terry, often referred to as “CT” and he is perhaps the best trumpeter that ever lived. At 93 years old and in Read More …

Chicago Playwright Victor Gulley’s “A Taste Of Theater Festival 2014”

Victor Gulley is preparing for the opening of his theater festival, which is being presented by his company, A Taste of Theater Co. This 2nd annual showcase promises to educate both actors and playwrights, via workshops and hands on training by Shelly Garrett. Mr. Garrett is the creator of the legendary stage play Beauty Shop, Read More …

Allison Semmes – Promising Chicago Talent Takes the Lead in “Motown The Musical”

It has been three – four years since Hyde Park native actress/singer, Allison Semmes, has been back home in Chicago. Now she’s having a great homecoming celebration, returning in a way that’s mind blowing to her. She’s starring as legendary singer Diana Ross in the national tour of “Motown The Musical” at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. Read More …

Black Ensemble Theater: One Hit Wonders Now Showing

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical One Hit Wonders by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles in collaboration with Dawn Bless, directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. One Hit Wonders will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Read More …

DANCE CENTER’S 40TH SEASON CONCLUDES WITH CO-COMMISSIONED MOSES(ES) BY REGGIE WILSON/FIST & HEEL PERFORMANCE GROUP APRIL 3–5

Representing 40 years of commitment to presenting important contemporary dance artists and developing new work, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Reggie Wilson and his company Fist & Heel Performance Group in a work co-commissioned by The Dance Center. Performances are April 3–5, 2014 at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Read More …

Ailey Dance Theater…A Quarter-Century After Ailey’s Passing

Celebrating the life and legacy of choreographer Alvin Ailey and his innovative, inspiring and thrilling work 25 years after his passing, the troupe he founded in 1958 – the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – graces the Auditorium Theatre February 28 – March 9 as part of a 23-city U.S. tour. Robert Battle returns for Read More …

Review: “Russian Transport”, the battle between views and flaws

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com Family life continuously throws us obstacles that are usually dealt with by available resources, finances and familial support. However, against odds, not all families have such an “easy fix” and sometimes turn to nontraditional solutions. Steppenwolf Theatre’s Russian Transport attempts to bring us into the home of an immigrant Read More …

Lupita Nyong’o: Fashion’s Newest “It” Girl Rules the Red Carpet

Over night  “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o has become Hollywood’s one to watch. Her performance in the critically acclaimed movie has won her the Screen Actors Guild and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress Supporting Role and nominations for Best Supporting Actress from the Golden Globe, BAFTA and (thought to be) the highest Read More …