Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be An Actress!

                Her world has so much potential. Don’t allow her dreams to fade before she’s able to embrace them. Be mindful and aware at all times. Children hold the light of the world in their eyes, smiles and laughs.   Stop the violence and allow this precious child 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 …

CAA Hosts “Taste For The Arts” Gala

By Lindsey Auten Chicago Academy for the Arts (CAA) high school students are known for their artistic and scholarly excellence. Each year, their talents find a way beyond the classroom and into exceptional arts fields and careers. Tony-nominated actress Elisabeth Withers, from Broadway’s The Color Purple, is a former CAA student, as is Golden Globe-nominated Read More …

Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet “Vera Stark” At The Goodman Theater

Maid In Chicago:  Lottery Lady Lands “Vera Stark” Role At The Goodman By DeShong Perry-Smitherman Chicago’s own Tamberla Perry stars in the title role in the new Goodman stage play By The Way, Meet Vera Stark. But before her talents could help sell out major stages, before her teeth were “NeNe Leakes perfect”, even before 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 …

Actress Tina Lifford Uplifts with ‘The Circle’

SOMEBODY ALMOST WALKED OFF WID ALLA MY STUFF! This line from Ntozake Shange’s artistic and in-your-face 1975 body of work, for colored girls who considered suicide/ when the rainbow wasn’t enuff  holds a valuable weight as it relates to womanhood. The original monologue given by Alfre Woodard as ‘The Lady in Red”, mirrored a woman Read More …