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Keep on Keepin' On

Oct 23, 2014No Comments

“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

Chicago Playwright Victor Gulley’s “A T...

Oct 10, 2014No Comments

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

Goodman Theatre Scene Soiree

Jun 26, 2014No Comments

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff                                                                                                        Japwoodruff@gmail.com   The Goodman Theatre’s third annual Scene Soiree took place on Saturday, June 21st at

Ruby Dee: Legends Live Forever … ...

Jun 16, 2014No Comments

  Her work, her spirit and her authentic love for the arts and humanity, sparked an interest in Ruby Dee that became infectious. The flash

Ruby Dee: Legends Live Forever … &quo...

Jun 16, 2014No Comments

  Her work, her spirit and her authentic love for the arts and humanity, sparked an interest in Ruby Dee that became infectious. The flash

Win A Pair of Tickets to See “Motown the ...

Jun 02, 2014No Comments

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

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Si...

May 29, 2014No Comments

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

Willie Winters, Jr.: The Fourth "Blue ...

Apr 02, 2014No Comments

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

Willie Winters, Jr.: The Fourth "Blue ...

Apr 02, 2014No Comments

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

Review: “Russian Transport”, the battle...

Feb 24, 2014No Comments

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,

"Aint Misbehavin'" ain'...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

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

"Aint Misbehavin'" ain'...

Feb 12, 2014No Comments

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

Free performance to celebrate Martin Luther...

Jan 14, 2014No Comments

Writers Theatre presents The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights By Yolanda Androzzo Directed by Jimmy McDermott   Writers Theatre opens its 8th annual

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Imp...

Sep 23, 2013No Comments

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office

Pullman Porter Blues: History, Storytelling...

Sep 19, 2013No Comments

Music has a way of defining a feeling and unifying cultures and communities.  People connect to synergies that reflect their triumphs and struggles – that’s

Goodman Theatre's "Pullman Porter...

Aug 26, 2013No Comments

This rollicking, music-fueled trip back in time takes us into the luxurious Pullman trains of the 1930s, where the hidden lives of African American porters

Goodman Theatre's "Pullman Porter...

Aug 26, 2013No Comments

This rollicking, music-fueled trip back in time takes us into the luxurious Pullman trains of the 1930s, where the hidden lives of African American porters

SMOKEY JOE IS A GREAT RETRO SHOW ON ROCK A...

May 03, 2013No Comments

SMOKEY JOE’s CAFÉ is playing at the Royal George Cabaret, 1641 North Halsted. The show was just extended to June 30 by popular demand. It

Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet "Vera Stark&...

Apr 26, 20132 Comments

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

Meet Tamberla Perry, Meet "Vera Stark&...

Apr 26, 20132 Comments

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artisti...

Mar 14, 2013No Comments

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

Review: From Doo Wop to Hip Hop

Mar 05, 20132 Comments

The smooth sounds from the band filled the Black Ensemble Theater as the audience anxiously waited to see the spectacular performance of From Doo Wop

Actress Tina Lifford Uplifts with 'The...

Feb 22, 2013No Comments

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