Tuesday, January 19, 2021
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in Virtual Conversation with Chicago Humanities Festival Art Curator Kimberly Drew and writer/podcaster Jenna Wortham will come together in virtual conversation with Chicago Humanities Festival on December 14 to discuss Black Futures, their collaborative project exploring and celebrating Black creators. When...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. BBC One’s cinematic, highly watched limited series “A Suitable Boy” is a new lavish, colorful TV series adaptation of the global bestseller A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, one of the longest novels in the English language at 1,349 pages. This series, premiering exclusively in...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. A feature documentary from award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler is about the too-short life of John Belushi, the once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of audiences worldwide. Told using previously unheard audiotapes, this film examines Belushi’s extraordinary life in the words of his...
Featuring South Side filmmakers and their stories For up-and-coming and established filmmakers as well as film lovers—young and seasoned—robust storytelling and filmmaking mastery are synonymous with the work of Reel Black Filmmakers (RBF) and the Community Film Workshop of Chicago (CFWC). In partnership with the Community Film Workshop of...
By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J. “As an Act of Protest” is a cult favorite from radical artist Dennis Leroy Kangalee. Since 2001 and its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival, the film has screened throughout Europe, but was never picked up for distribution until the Speller Street Film’s...
Students may participate in short Zoom “auditions” immediately following each Open House to join neighborhood choirs via ongoing rolling enrollment process  Chicago Children’s Choir (CCC), a non-profit organization that inspires and unites youth from diverse backgrounds to become global citizens through music, hosts a series of free interactive Virtual Open...
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...