By Raymond Ward, The New 411 “There is Black Housing in the Future: Equitable Public Housing as Memorial” kicks off months long exhibit in December Contemporary responses combine with soul-stirring photos and local history about fair housing As the U.S. faces a historic moment of social justice reawakening, the Elmhurst Art Museum...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Featuring the Jo Ann Daugherty Trio Filmed in front of a small audience at Roosevelt University's stunning Ganz Hall, this intimate 60-minute virtual performance features married couple Soprano Burke and Tenor Dixon performing their favorite Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, spirituals, and holiday standards. The Auditorium Theatre announces...
Friday, November 27 – Sunday, December 13, 2020 The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will celebrate its 28th anniversary virtually nationwide for the first time from November 27 to December 13 with 75 narratives and documentaries from 31 countries including 26 World, U.S. and New York premieres. For 28 years,...
By Raymond Ward, The New 411 On Election Day, Stevie Wonder released a strong message with the “The Universe is Watching Us – What Happens Next…” visual to provide light, positivity and hope for this critical Election. Watch “The Universe is Watching Us – What Happens Next…” by searching . https://youtu.be/bwuXSO16sTg This powerful...
President Barack Obama admits to inhaling. President Bill Clinton says he didn’t. These facts are thrown in at the beginning of this enlightening documentary that I was able to screen before Crusader press time. It is narrated by hip hop artist Nasir “Nas” Jones, who says about marijuana: “I...
Featuring conversations with artists Jeff Koons and Amanda Williams Saturday, November 21, 2020 Combination afternoon and evening Gala program free and open to the public. Sponsorships available including private Zoom party rooms, mailed packages, wine delivery, and other hospitality offerings.  Hyde Park Art Center, the renowned non-profit hub for contemporary art located on...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Six Thrilling Works Crafted Specifically for the Digital Platform— only $75 Virtual Memberships are on sale for the Steppenwolf NOW virtual stage featuring six breakthrough stories written by some of America’s most talented voices. Steppenwolf NOW offers a dynamic and innovative slate of immersive and visual...
November 10-20, 2020 Passes available Now The Gary International Black Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary online with 10 days of film, comedy, music and more launching online on Tuesday, November 10 -20, 2020 with over 50 films from around the globe. The GIBFF has distilled over 1900 entries into a dynamic...
Al Perry Passed away Thursday May 14, 2020 Albert Perry, a resident of Hyde Park, overcame the horrors of the Vietnam War to find a life-long calling. Like many veterans of that war, Perry witnessed a lot of traumatic incidents that have had a lasting impact, from the mental stresses...
The full schedule for FACETS 37th Annual Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF37), one of only two Academy Award-qualifying international children’s film festivals in the world, is available. Presented this year from Friday, November 13, through Sunday, November 22, FACETS’ ever-popular signature program will be presented virtually in its...