Chicago Children’s Theatre breaks ground

A Chicago Children’s Theatre class in session. Chicago Children’s Theatre, the city’s largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to children and young families, officially broke...

Celebrate the 3rd Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party

On Saturday, July 28, the Poetry Foundation, Crescendo Literary, and the Austin Town Hall will host the 3rd annual Chicago Poetry Block Party. Between...

3Arts awards 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted cash grants

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grant making organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 11th Annual 3Arts Awards Celebration taking place Monday, November 5,...

Third World Press Foundation celebrates 50 years of continuous publishing

Third World Press Foundation (TWPF) has big plans for its 50th anniversary, themed “Fearlessly Publishing About the Black Experience for 50 Years!” TWPF50 is...

Lyric Opera presents a blockbuster ‘Nabucco’

World of Music By Barbara Wright-Pryor, Chicago Crusader Lyric Opera of Chicago’s current production of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’ opened   Saturday, January 23 before a huge...

Inaugural Black Fine Art Month continues with Salon Talk- Oct. 10

Talk begins at 6 p.m. this Thursday at DuSable Museum of African American History Pigment International, the Black Art Collective continues its celebration  of Black Fine Art Month with a...

The NRA Show Is Food, Vendors and Fun

By Bonnie DeShong I know what some of you are thinking, “Bonnie went to a NRA show? I didn’t know she was into fire power.”...

You Can Star In ‘Hamilton’ And Still Fear For Your Life...

Carvens Lissaint, once homeless, now stars in one of the biggest hits in Broadway musical history. It hasn’t insulated him from racism. By Laura Bassett,...

MCA Chicago announces three new appointments

Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the , is pleased to announce the recent staff promotions of Naomi Beckwith to Manilow Senior Curator and Marissa Reyes to Dr. Robert N. Mayer Director...

Lake Meadows Art Fair scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend

After one of the coldest Spring seasons in decades, Chicago’s warm weather is now in full swing. Residents are outdoors riding bicycles, running races,...