Archive for July 2011

Happy Jazz Campers

Many Chicago Public School (CPS) music teachers were among those convening recently at the Jazz Institute of Chicago (JIC) and Columbia College’s 3rd Annual “Straight Ahead Jazz Camp for Educators.”  On the first day of camp, a luncheon held at Buddy Guy’s Legends featured a city-wide band of CPS students playing big band standards. Timuel... Read more »

Jazz Camp for Educators and Connoisseurs

Next week’s “Straight Ahead Jazz Summer Camp for Music Educators,” presented by The Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago, runs from Monday, July 18 until Thursday, July 21.  According to the camp’s brochure, “Straight Ahead offers a variety of clinics, workshops, and other opportunities to practice what you teach and learn... Read more »

Kotlowitz: Never A Writer So Real

Alex Kotlowitz will appear at the Harold Washington Library Center’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium at noon on Friday, July 15. The library is located at 400 S. State St. His theme, as keynote speaker for the DePaul Summer Writing Conference, will be “Storytelling As Bearing Witness.” One of his books, Never A City So Real: A... Read more »
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A Sign Revealed in Bronzeville

A Sign Revealed in Bronzeville
(More pictures below) 36th Street between Cottage Grove and Ellis Avenue on Chicago’s South Side is now known as “Sam Cooke Way.”  The new street signs were revealed during a delightful celebration on Saturday, June 18. The signs honor singer Sam Cooke, whose musical legacy brought him worldwide acclaim in the late 1950s and early... Read more »