Tennis star Serena Williams recently visited Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. She was on a family vacation and enjoyed some time at Magic Kingdom Park with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and their daughter, Olympia (Matt Stroshane, Photographer). Click on link to read more about her visit...
1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything
In a tumultuous era, 1971 was a year of musical innovation and rebirth fueled by the political and cultural upheaval of the time. Stars reached new heights, fresh talent exploded onto the scene and boundaries expanded like never before. Apple released the trailer for the innovative new docuseries “1971: The...
Pink, P!nk
Directed by Michael Gracey Produced by Michael Gracey and Isabella Parish Featuring P!NK Join award-winning performer and musician P!NK as she embarks on her record-breaking 2019 “Beautiful Trauma” world tour and welcomes audiences to join her chosen family while trying to balance being a mom, a wife, a boss and a performer. Mixing footage from...
PERFUMES
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Chicago’s Music Box Theatre & Distrib Films present writer/director Grégory Magne’s French comedy-drama “Perfumes,” starring Emmanuelle Devos. The film opens virtually via Music Box Direct on May 14, 2021. Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) is a master in perfumes. She creates fragrances and sells her incredible gift...
Tomorrow’s Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “Tomorrow’s Hope: The Promise of Early Childhood Education” brings us into the journey of passionate educators and tenacious kids and their families on the South Side of Chicago, determined to carve out the future - despite a sea of incredible challenges. The film follows three present-day...
The fifth season of OWN’s “Black Love,”
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. The fifth season of OWN’s “Black Love,” featuring GRAMMY Award-winning artist Ledisi and her husband Ron Young, "Greenleaf" actor Keith David and his wife Dionne Lea Williams, and R&B singer Kenny Lattimore and wife Judge Faith Jenkins, premieres on Friday, May 14, at 10 p.m....
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 Performer T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh, star of television’s “In Living Color,” “COSBY” and “That’s So Raven,” debuted her latest series, “The Cool Crystal Show,” on her new, free, online entertainment platform, Keymáh Studios, , to rave viewer reviews. All episodes of the first season can now be seen...
Steppenwolf
Designed by World-Renowned Architect Gordon Gill of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture The Nation’s Premier Ensemble Company Opens its Trailblazing New Theater Building and Education Center for the 2021/22 Season  For the First Time in Steppenwolf History, Every Production in the 2021/22 Season is Written by an Ensemble Member, with...
FELICIA MAYDEN, The Best Baker in America
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Carla Hall hosts the return of Food Network’s “Best Baker in America,” and Chicago’s Felicia Mayden is one of ten bakers (and the only one chosen from Illinois) who are testing their skills to create desserts from states across the country. Ten world-class bakers battled it...
Eric Jerome Dickey

BOOKWORN SEZ

"The Son of Mr. Suleman" By Eric Jerome Dickey c.2021, Dutton $27.00 / $36.00 Canada 560 pages The sins of the father shall be visited upon the son. That’s what's said, that a son pays for his father’s misdeeds, but maybe the old man didn't intend to leave a negative legacy. Maybe he tried his...