Category: Entertainment

Liquid Soul transcends decades, offers high energy jazz, funk, hip hop performance at 210 Live

Seeing the Jaz, funk, hip-hop freestyle group, Liquid Soul at 210 Live in Highwood was, to use the vernacular of the 70’s – a “real trip”.    The large screens flanking the stage scrolled through a series of psychedelic swirls of color that would have been right at home on the set of Laugh-In, yet MC... Read more »

South Side Community Art Center’s 51st Annual Art Auction to feature treasure trove of African American historic and contemporary art

South Side Community Art Center’s 51st Annual Art Auction to feature treasure trove of African American historic and contemporary art
(CHICAGO) — The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host its 51st Annual Art Auction & Fundraiser on Saturday, May 21, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, McLean Ballroom from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. As throughout its history, the Auction will feature art from established and emerging artists, including such... Read more »

Why Girlfriends are da bomb - A nod to Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis

Girlfriends Henson and Davis at the 2015 Emmys When I look back on my life I’ve been in relationships with men for more than 27 years.  And don’t get me wrong they were great – as long as they lasted – and I’m glad to have had those experiences.  But just as important, and sometimes more... Read more »
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The African Festival of the Arts: Using Culture to Span Continents

For 26 years, Africa International House has brought the African Diaspora to the U.S with their unique cultural celebration, the African Festival of the Arts.  Held each Labor Day weekend in Chicago, the Festival offers a glimpse into the many unique treasures of the African Continent as well as African-centric offerings from across the globe. ... Read more »

Legendary R&B group The Whispers brings down the house in support of Chicago State University students

State Senator Jacqueline Collins, Will Evans of People's Gas and Summer Jackson of WCIU.
More than 400 supporters attended the Chicago State University Foundation’s (CSUF) 20th Anniversary Award and Scholarship Fundraiser Concert on Friday, September 19, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The event, headlined by legendary R&B group The Whispers was part awards ceremony, part concert and show and all inspirational in its focus on helping CSU... Read more »