Arts Incubator: Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release

Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, Read More …

45 African American Artists create ‘Maleness to Manhood'; Open at South Side Community Art Center

[dropcap]Powerful. [/dropcap] The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host the Maleness to Manhood:  Reclamation of the Young Black Man exhibit beginning September 6th.  The exhibit features 45 noted male artists of color who are using the exhibit as a visual response to the ongoing violence and multi-layered crisis facing young Black men in Read More …

Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka House of Moscato = “Everyday People Brunch” Chicago Edition

Chef Roblé: “ I’m More Than Just A Chef, I’m An Entertainer” There’s no question as to what draws people to Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé Ali.  His allure engages a cultural presence from the food and events he curates to the company he keeps in his inner-circle – fashion designers, print and runway models, artists, Read More …

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 …

Taste of Chicago 2013 Features Cooking Demo with Chef Julius!

July 11th is THE day to go to the Taste of Chicago! Chef Julius will be leading a cooking demo at the Dominick’s Cooking Corner at the northwest corner of Buckingham Fountain Plaza. If you have ever attended one of his demos, you know it’s an automatic, entertaining good time and there’s always the possibility Read More …

Get Cultured: AFRICOBRA

The South Side Community Art Center, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and The DuSable Museum of African American History present a three-part exhibition on AfriCOBRA (Afican Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), founded on the South Side of Chicago in 1968. All events are FREE with the exception of the closing celebration on September 27. africobrachicgo.org. Read More …

Don’t Kill My Chance… I Want To Be A Singer!

   Words By Ashley ‘Snow’ Harris                     There are thousands of children this age who will never have a chance to experience those first thoughts of what they would like to be in life. Think about this. If we are constantly killing our children we are 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 …

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 …

It’s STILL Better In The Bahamas!

By Farrah Turenne As the Bahamas approaches the 40th anniversary of its independence, a massive campaign is underway to celebrate the historic event and make sure that the islands continue to remain the number one Caribbean destination for the African-American consumer market for years to come. The Bahamas became a sovereign nation on July 10, Read More …