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 …

Goodman Theatre Scene Soiree

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff                                                                                                        Japwoodruff@gmail.com   The Goodman Theatre’s third annual Scene Soiree took place on Saturday, June 21st at the National Hellenic Museum. The annual soiree is a fundraiser for the General Theatre Studies (GTS) program for young adults in the Chicago area. Upon arrival attendees walked the red Read More …

Ruby Dee: Legends Live Forever … “The Somebodiness of Me”

  Her work, her spirit and her authentic love for the arts and humanity, sparked an interest in Ruby Dee that became infectious. The flash of her smile and the depths of the characters she transformed into acknowledged a woman set forth with purpose and a mission. Her spoken word poetry elicits a sense of Read More …

Win A Pair of Tickets to See “Motown the Musical!”

How well do you know your Motown Trivia? Answer ALL the following questions correctly and you may be the lucky person chosen to attend! Please email scosby@ndigo.com with your entry. What is Motown’s top selling album to date? What famous Motown song was featured in the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …

Willie Winters, Jr.: The Fourth “Blue Man”

Willie Winters Knows The Blues, Man! By Matthew Keeshin Troupe carpenter has to maintain banana shooters and drumbones Many famous characters have walked between the skyscrapers and neighborhoods in the diverse communities that make up Chicago. Perhaps some of the most innovative are the spectacle that is Blue Man Group. Performances around the world by 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 …

“Aint Misbehavin'” ain’t for the frigid

By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | JAPWoodruff@gmail.com In an exciting, risky and down right demand for attention, Porchlight Music Theatre’s, “Aint Misbehavin’” brings to us the Harlem Renaissance with an edge. With inspiration drawing from and in honor of the book written by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., combined with the  powerful music and vibe Read More …

Free performance to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 20 at The Chicago History Museum

Writers Theatre presents The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights By Yolanda Androzzo Directed by Jimmy McDermott   Writers Theatre opens its 8th annual tour of The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, written by Yolanda Androzzo, directed by Jimmy McDermott and featuring Caren Blackmore. A special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day public Read More …