Holiday Performance Treats: A Wizard, A Circus, And A Magic Parlour

Lots to get off the couch and brave the outdoor cold for this week and beyond as you get right in the middle of your holiday entertainment.   Ease On Down That Road This Saturday, November 23 for two shows at 3 and 7 p.m., veteran Chicago producer John Ruffin brings a remake of the Read More …

Kartemquin Films: ‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’ Chicago Screenings!

The Trials of Muhammad Ali covers the explosive crossroads of Ali’s life. When Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War leave him banned from boxing and facing a five-year prison sentence. Ali’s choice of conscience over fame and fortune resonates far beyond the boxing ring, Read More …

Chris Tucker…Still Standing! The Venue At Horseshoe Casino November 22-23

While most kids graduating from high school are pondering college, enlisting, or settling into a job at the post office, Chris Tucker immediately set his sights on Hollywood and making it in show business. Boy, did his dream come true…and with the quickness. And now the star of the Rush Hour movies brings his funny Read More …

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activist

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for being actively involved in the civic life of Chicago, and particularly in the community in which his church resided, Woodlawn. He began his community work with the Industrial Areas Foundation Read More …

Young Professionals’ Networking and Fundraising Mixer at BlackFinn Ameripub

Join Stand for a Cause as they partner with BlackFinn Ameripub, River North’s newest spot, for their October Young Professionals Mixer on October 24th from 6 to 9pm. Opened in September 2013 and located at the epicenter of Chicago’s River North, Blackfinn is a lively restaurant and bar perfect for the socially savvy professional. Mix Read More …

Janelle Monae: The ‘Electric Lady’ Glides Through The Chi

Flashing a contagious smile and her signature black and white, singer/songwriter Janelle Monae made a stop in Chicago as part of the “Electric Lady” tour. No stranger to the Chi, she was here promoting her album a few months back and invited guests to a private listening session and buggied down the soul train line Read More …

Red Clay Dance presents “Transcending”

[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this Read More …

Fashion Focus Chicago + Chevrolet® + Project ThYck

[dropcap]CURVES. [/dropcap]   During Fashion Focus Chicago, the city’s official fashion week, Chevrolet® and charity organization Project ThYck, will debut the first-ever exclusive couture showcase for the full-figured and curvy on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton Place, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast district. [dropcap]COUTURE.[/dropcap]   The Read More …

George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Honor At Chicago Film Festival

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the Chicago International Film Festival will take viewers on a complete world tour, all while they remain in the comfort of their movie theatre seats. The highly anticipated event, which runs Read More …