$5 million helps BET regain lost ground from COVID, while Ken-Matt Martin reignites a VG tradition.
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How she went from cracking jokes at church to touring with one of the world’s comedy giants to writing her own recipe for success.
Jackie Taylor mixes history, personal essay, racial justice, and music to mixed effect.
Forty-three years after its first production, Jackie Taylor’s African American adaptation still enchants and empowers.
Spektral Quartet’s new season takes deep dives in diverse directions, “posi-djent” act Harm Less celebrates a new album, and more.
Black Ensemble Theater’s celebration of the history of funk dazzles with defiant joy.
Black Ensemble Theater’s latest bio-musical tells the stories of two great jazz divas.
For 90 minutes, the Cooley High alum will sing the blues with utter absorption.
Plus all the classic hits you know and love!
A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle and more goings-on 5/21-5/24
Somebody loves you, baby.
The new series is a preview of what to expect when the company opens its studio theater next year.
A delightful kids’ show and a Neo-Futurist’s look at dementia are among this week’s best bets.
A “queer as f**k riot grrrl musical” and Chicago Dance Crash’s latest story-length hip-hop showcase are among this week’s best bets.