“We weren’t only honoring Professor Dorsey—this was a major event introduced by the first Black mayor of the city, and it needed to be outstanding.”
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Johnny Pate is one of the great unsung architects of Chicago soul
This 95-year-old living legend has played jazz, written blaxploitation soundtracks, and arranged for Stan Getz, B.B. King, and most famously Curtis Mayfield—but he’s probably most widely heard via hip-hop samples.
The Secret History of Chicago Music: LaVern Baker
R&B singer LaVern Baker helped shape rock ‘n’ roll with her raucous 1956 smash “Jim Dandy.”
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Art People: The artist in red enjoys life in the black
Short profile of Allen Stringfellow, local African-American collagist and colorful character on the gallery scene.