Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League collaborate for...

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League announced details on the second year of their innovative youth program EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through...

4th Annual Musical Arts Institute Gala features vocalist Kevin Whalum

Next Friday evening, October 7, the Musical Arts Institute along with the Board of Directors will host their 4th Annual Gala Benefit Dinner and...

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...

AFRICAN AMERICAN DESIGNERS IN CHICAGO: ART, COMMERCE AND THE POLITICS OF...

October 27, 2018–March 3, 2019   The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) recently announced its presentation of African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce...

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,...

The Shack

By Jeong Eun Kim and Pastor Olivia Johnson “The Shack” is a movie that depicts the unveiling of the unconditional love of God in the...

Chicago Sinfonietta presents its annual MLK Tribute Concerts

Led by two Project Inclusion Freeman Fellowship Graduates, Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual concert honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. returns to the stage...

Lake County’s bison unveiling with street artist Felix Maldonado

Felix “Flex” Maldonado was chosen as the artist to create Lake County’s bison for the State’s Bison-tennial project. Street artist, Felix Maldonado, the South...

Shawn Wayans headlines The Improv November 24-26

Shawn Wayans made his acting debut in 1989 in his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ feature film “I’m Gonna Get You Sucka.” Immediately following his...

A Black music historian leaves on a high note

Dr. Samuel A Floyd, Jr., the man who established the Center for Black Music Research (CBMR) at Columbia College in Chicago, which ultimately lead...