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By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader For all of the “theater lovers” out there, the League of Chicago Theatres has launched a brand new Hot Tix website at HotTix.org featuring a sleek new look, user-friendly search options, geo-locating to find nearby performances and mobile options. Half-price tickets are available at HotTix.org. Deb Clapp,...
GFour Productions, producers of “Menopause the Musical®” and Tony-nominated “Fiddler on the Roof,” is presenting their new play “Middletown®” at the Apollo Theater through March 22. The cast stars Sandy Duncan, known for her portrayal of Peter in “Peter Pan,” Donny Most, known for his role as “Ralph Malph”...
MUSEUM CAMPUS SALUTES VETERANS WITH FREE DAYS, NEW PROGRAMS Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum Offer Free Days for Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, Museum Campus neighbors Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museumare sharing ways that veterans can enjoy the institutions free of charge. Later in the week, Shedd Aquarium is also...

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Janet Langhart Cohen, former Chicagoan, Emmy-award nominated American journalist, (who got her start in television as the first Black “weathergirl”) and civil rights activist, in association with the DuSable Museum of African American History is bringing to Amsterdam her thought-provoking and timely play, ANNE & EMMETT which has been...
New offerings include Camp DoorDash, 36 New Eateries, Taste Oasis Concert Viewing Area, Silent Disco, Theatre Garden, The Mermaid Diva Show at Buckingham Fountain, Taste Playground and Ferris Wheel, Farm to Festival and much more! The 39th Annual Taste of Chicago presented by DoorDash is July 10–14 in Grant Park and will feature new elements and...
In celebration of the 15th annual McDonald’s® 365Black® Awards, the company will honor celebrities and everyday heroes who make positive contributions to the community. To date, this year’s roster of remarkable honorees includes popular Political Commentator Symone Sanders, renown actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, Black Girls CODE CEO Kimberly Bryant...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader I saw the movie “Detroit,” which is in wide distribution, and my stomach turned throughout the two-and-one-half hour feature film. There has been much controversy about this film, some saying that it’s a lopsided depiction of events that happened in late July 1967...
Play Together has onboarded two respected local artists: femdot., a first-generation U.S. born Chicago rapper and social activist, along with the sought-after fine artist, muralist, and TedX speaker Liz Flores for its next audio-visual collaboration to benefit the non-profit Delacreme Scholars. Delacreme Scholars was founded by femdot. and will...
On Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, Hermene Hartman, black media pioneer and founder of N’DIGO magapaper, premiers N’DIGO LEGACY: Black Luxe Profiles of Iconic Chicago African Americans, profiling Chicagoans who have been on the cutting edge of achievement in areas of media, business, entertainment and politics for the past 30 years. The Chicago centric book presents a...
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday with a slate of special encore airings of programming on Friday, June 19, beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT, starting with the evocative original documentary “Dark Girls,” followed by “Light Girls” at 4:30 p.m. ET/PT, “Oprah & Lupita Nyong’o on Colorism” at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT,...