Crusader staff report Soul legend Aretha Franklin is gravely ill and multiple news reports say she is surrounded by family and friend at a Detroit hospital. WDIV in Detroit first reported that it received the news from the family of the ‘Queen of Soul,’. No more details were provided from the...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. It’s a joy-filled, toy-filled world as only Disney can create, and it opens June 30, 2018. The all-new Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort is inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story films. Guests in Toy Story Land – located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – will feel like they have shrunk to...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader For more than four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in the spectacular storytelling, glorious music and Scrooge’s unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 29 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” celebrates a resounding...
By Raymond Ward, Chicago Crusader ABC 7 Chicago celebrates Black History Month with special news reports, programming and vignettes throughout February. A special presentation of HEART & SOUL, an ABC 7 series that taps into the essence of Chicago’s African American community, will air Saturday, January 28 at 6:00 pm....