A whopping 17 Democrats and four Republicans are vying to replace Bobby Rush, who is retiring.
When the world, or the country, wants you dead and forgotten, making unforgettable living music is a kind of defiance. Every performer in Summer of Soul knows that. But no one puts it over with more force than Chicago’s Mahalia.
If some sort of god or higher power exists, it clearly has a dark sense of humor—otherwise why send us plagues, floods, and fires, till even nonbelievers start to worry […]
“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.”
The documentary is a window into the Harlem Culture Festival and discussions of Black history, community, and identity in the 60s.
Lou Della Evans-Reid spent nearly 40 years as minister of music for Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, but even at age 89 this gospel trailblazer isn’t done spreading the good news.
Also, a record 55 million tourists visited Chicago in 2017.
Also, the miserable sub-zero temperatures and wind chills are expected to last through New Year’s.
Next year can’t possibly be worse, can it?
Also, Emanuel slams Trump for “pointing fingers” at Chicago again.
Also, Hispanics are now the second-largest racial/ethnic group in Chicago.
Also, Heineken acquires the rest of Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Also, a New Zealand-based coffee chain wants to open more than 30 locations in Chicago over the next few years.
Pastor T.L. Barrett has been a lot of things: an activist preacher, a top-shelf gospel-funk musician, a convicted scammer.
Henry Gibson’s bongo and conga wizardry made generations of stars sound better, but he never found fame as the main attraction.