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Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown have a “Come to Jesus meeting” in a Miami hotel in 1964 By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The feature film debut of award-winning actress Regina King, which screened during the 56th Chicago International Film Festival last October, is now being released on Amazon...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 c.2020, St. Martin’s Press $25.99 / $34.99 Canada 240 pages You’ve got mail. No, real mail, delivered by a carrier in a mailbox outside your door. It doesn’t happen very often and it’s rarer if there’s a letter in those envelopes because everybody you know texts or emails...
By Carolyn G. Palmer The Southland College Prep High School on Christmas Eve had a special showing of their Holiday Concert. The program was awesome featuring the jazz and concert bands and a drumline, as well as dancers—both tap and modern. Special performances were given by Connie Kinneson, Sterling Culp,...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Peter Pan A Musical Adventure” – stream free through New Year’s Day A story for all times and for all ages, “Peter Pan” offers every member of your family the chance to experience the delights of theatrical performance—even if those you love are miles away. Now...
But further immunization against the murdering of juveniles and Greater Englewood residents will continue to be needed. For those of you who are interested in ending the homicides in the Greater Englewood Community, the Community Peace Program (CPP) is an organization interested in highlighting our youth in an effort to...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Acorn presents a full-length film that discusses the trials of elder care concerning someone who is living with dementia. “Care” premieres in Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Africa and the Netherlands on January 4, 2021. It’s streaming in the United States now on ACORNTV. "A story...

“Coming 2 America”

You have to take a look at this trailer for “Coming 2 America,” which is due out next spring. It is hilarious. We love Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in this sequel. It’s been 22 years since the first film and well worth the wait. Studios will exclusively release “Coming...
Class of 2020’s 100 teens - five from the Chicago area - are first to experience virtual career workshops and other sessions designed to help them dream BIG. By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. A stirring production, tributes from beloved celebrities and powerful musical performances marked the December 12 commencement ceremony for the...
The South Suburban Chicago (IL) Chapter (SSCC) of The Links, Incorporated held their First Virtual 2020 GETTIN’ IN THE HOLIDAY GROOVE Fundraiser celebrating the Past, Present and Future! On Saturday, December 5, at 3 p.m., supporters enjoyed an hour of music and memorable highlights from the past. Music from previous...
Two new plays by Chicago writers ‘Pretended’ and ‘Bull: a love story’ to be developed by Paramount’s New Works Department in January Paramount Theatre in Aurora will launch next month “The Inception Project,” a new play development initiative designed to create artist-driven, courageous, thought provoking new work in a radically inclusive...