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...

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...

Magazine focuses on Chicago’s unapologetically Black arts scene

The Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) recently released its 2017 Harlem Fine Arts Show Magazine - Chicago Edition. Patricia Andrews-Keenan, president of the Tallulah...

“Soul on Ice” Tells the Stories of First Black Pro Hockey...

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader They endured racial epithets from fans and opponents, had their ability questioned by the teams they were trying out...

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.”...

Percussive Dance from around the world at the Auditorium Theatre

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, on Saturday, June 4,...

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...

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off new season with Orphée et...

One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note...

Irv Kupcinet meets the Hon. Elijah Muhammad

On Saturday, July 30th at 2:00 p.m. C.R.O. E. (Coalition for the Remembrance of the Hon Elijah Muhammad) will hold a free monthly film...

Two Days of Blues and BBQ at the Broad Street Blues...

Griffith Central Park will transform into a two-day blues festival with twelve top-name blues bands nationwide on July 2 and 3. The festival will...