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Chicago’s Growing Concerns Poetry Collective use kindness to unite people against bigotry

The three members of Growing Concerns Poetry Collective all juggle other practices outside their collaboration. Their CVs are too extensive to discuss exhaustively, but poet McKenzie Chinn has built a career acting onstage (she’s a Goodman Theatre regular) and on TV (she has a recurring role on CBS’s Chicago-based drama The Red Line). She also […]

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Chicago rapper Mykele Deville shows why he’s one to watch this year with Maintain

Any media outlet referencing west-side native Mykele Deville should be required to include a brief of his CV, partially because he’s established himself as proficient in several roles: poet, actor, educator, and rapper. And with the remarkable growth he shows on his new seven-song album, Maintain (on local DIY label No Trend), I imagine Deville’s […]