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A MOST BEAUTIFUL THING A Book and Documentary of the First All Black High School Rowing Team

About a month and a half ago the producer of my radio show BONNIE’S EYE on 95.1 FM Chicago, Drewsean Williams called me excited about a documentary he had heard about called A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team.  He wanted me to interview the author of... Read more »

THE PHOTOGRAPH Is a Picture Perfect Love Story

  THE PHOTOGRAPH is a love story, in fact it is two love stories connected by a photograph. When Christine Eames (Chanté Adams), a renowned photographer dies she leaves her daughter Mae (Issa Rae) a photograph and two letters.  One she has written to her and one to be given to her father. Christina and... Read more »

A WILD, CHAOTIC, FUN NIGHT AT TEATRO ZINZANNI

As you walk along Randolph street just west of State Street you will pass the Cambria Hotel.  The very distinguished boutique hotel where some of the actors in town doing shows stay as well as being a wonderful hotel.   You may never guess the wild and amazing things that are happening on the top floor... Read more »
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"Heaven Knows" SUMMER THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL IS "Hot Stuff"

The long-awaited musical SUMMER the Donna Summer Musical has arrived in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. I was present in the dance clubs sweating heavily to the sounds of Donna Summer.  I remember when I first heard ‘Love to Love You Baby’ at a club.  Things heated up quickly on the dance floor. ... Read more »

Derrick Davis Brings Intensity and Diversity to Phantom of the Opera

When I got the call that Derrick Davis was returning to Chicago as the star of Phantom of the Opera and I couldn’t wait to have a conversation with him.  When he was here earlier, I was so impressed with his performance and couldn’t help but wonder what it was like play the iconic figure. ... Read more »

Myracle Holloway Definitely Has a VOICE!

I am a true fan of the TV show the VOICE.  I was too excited when I got the call to have a conversation with Myracle Holloway who is a contestant on the show. Myracle how did you get a name spelled like that? Well, that’s the way that it’s spelled, but the name Myracle... Read more »
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The Lillian Marcie Theatre – A Conversation with Harry Lennix

Recently there was a press conference announcing the partnership with Chicago TREND and Chicago Community Loan Fund to announce a five-million-dollar investment from Fifth Third Bank designed to finance catalytic commercial development in Chicago. The first borrower supported by the funding is the Lillian Marcie Theatre which will use the capital to develop a new... Read more »

HARRIET, A Film of Pride

“God’s time is always near. He set the North Star in the heavens; He gave me the strength in my limbs; He meant I should be free.”  – Harriet Tubman The story of Harriet Tubman was one, growing up in central Illinois went something like this.  Harriet Tubman was a slave that led people to... Read more »

Eddie Murphy is Amazing in "Dolemite Is My Name"

When I was a little girl once every six months my parents would have their friends over to socialize on a Saturday evening.  They would make sure we kids were in our bedroom with the door closed and music playing but we could still hear their laughter as they enjoyed the comedy of Redd Foxx,... Read more »
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The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Supports Small Chicago Theatre Companies

2019 is the Year of Chicago Theatre! Small theatres across Chicago are evolving their company thanks in part to the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation which supports more than 50 Chicago small theatre companies with annual budgets below $1 million. These funds help theatres strengthen operations and focus on producing works and furthering initiatives... Read more »