Local students win big at the annual Illinois High School Musical...

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce...

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,...

Gary Public Library to unveil mural June 16

The public is invited to attend the unveiling of the Gary Public Library’s mural on Saturday, June 16 at 10am at the Gary Public...

All Aboard!

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader The gift bags with samples of Popacorn popcorn were ready. Soul music from the Isley Brothers blared from speakers. All...

Crowdfunding campaign launched for the “All Things Art Workshop” series in...

Gary teens will soon have a new opportunity to express their creativity in a series of art workshops, thanks to a recently launched crowdfunding...

The 2nd Annual ‘Because We Can’ Benefit Performance

Ballet Disruptor, Homer Hans Bryant, Presents New Works to Raise Funds to Support the Next Generation of Dance Excellence Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center continues to...

See Gary reflected in mural at Gary Public Library

A collection of larger than life portraits by Felix Maldonado called “Graffiti aHead: Portraits of the Midwest Graffiti/Street Artists” are on display at the...

African-American women – against all odds

By Stephanie E. Wilson-Coleman Recently, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Agape International Spiritual Center, said every problem is afraid of our potential because as we raise our...

Fort Wayne Museum of art to award more than 750 students

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art announced the regional recipients for the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. The winners include 753 students from...

Venues across the area celebrate the Black experience

By Elaine Hegwood Bowen, M.S.J., Chicago Crusader The Gift Theatre launched its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s haunting and often-humorous...