‘Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook’ musical

The true story of Chicago’s infamous Haymarket massacre comes to life in Underscore Theatre Company’s world premiere musical “Haymarket: The Anarchist’s Songbook,” with book...

A capacity audience at South Shore Cultural Center

It was a full house for singer, J’nai Bridges and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago at the South Shore Cultural Center on Sunday, May...

Lyric Opera of Chicago
 presents 
Rising Stars in Concert

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual Rising Stars in Concert program on...

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...

A Duke, a Count and a farewell to a Queen

By Erick Johnson All hail the Queen! She was given the crown of this column 17 years ago and during her magnificent reign, the Chicago Crusader’s...

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...

LaBelle’s pie not as good as locals’

Soul singer’s sweet potato pie ranked last among the best in taste test Maybe it was the pie crust. Or perhaps the spices were too...

ArtHouse calls all artists to create inspiring public art

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson The ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen in downtown Gary seeks qualified artist to complete a Public Art project that is to be catalyst...