Posts in category "arts and culture"
The following photos illustrate the festive quality of the Dinah Washington street sign naming in Chicago, which I wrote about in Part 1 here: http://www.chicagonow.com/browsing-chicago/2014/08/dinah-washington-way-is-now-a-street-in-chicago-part-1/
Before Star Wars became a cultural icon, there was another grass roots cultural icon and space expert from Saturn. His name was Sun Ra. Click below to see and hear this expert give a musical tutorial on the cosmos as we don’t know it. Oh, and May the 4th be with you. CLICK HERE:
As April unfolds, here’s a cute little video in honor of jazz appreciation month.
No overdue fines will be charged for Chicago Public Library books and/or other materials for the next two weeks (from August 20 to September 7). The library is calling it the “Once In A Blue Moon Amnesty Program.” An opportunity like this one comes along rarely — “once in a blue moon,” as the saying... Read more »
Find the 17th Annual Korean Festival in Chicago’s Albany Park Neighborhood, at 3200 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue, today and tomorrow (August 18 and 19, noon to 10:30 pm each day). The following promo shows the kind of ambiance that fest goers can expect:
President Obama’s deputy assistant, Michael Strautmanis, will lead today’s Bud Billiken Parade. However, the parade itself is the bigger story. Once upon a time, the parade route held so many more positive sights. Now there is a lot of blight, too many food deserts and poverty in too many areas near the parade. The good... Read more »
Just a few years ago Gore Vidal was to appear in Chicago for a literary event but canceled due to ill health. He passed away on July 31, 2012. He was 86. His play, “The Best Man” is currently running on Broadway. In the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s, Vidal was often a guest on television... Read more »
Today happens to be Buddy Guy’s birthday. The blues legend is now 76. And, of course, there’s going to be a celebration. On Wednesday, August 1, there’ll be a birthday bash at his club, Buddy Guy’s Legends. Toronzo Cannon and the Cannonball Express will perform. Legends staffer Anthony Moser says that Guy will attend, and that a lot of... Read more »
Contrary to previous reports, it is now well known that President Obama’s schedule next month prevents him from acting as Grand Marshal of the 2012 Bud Billiken Parade. However, this year’s parade on Chicago’s South Side will offer the usual bands, floats, personalities, etc. Here are a few videos from past Billiken festivities, including a... Read more »