Black Ensemble Theater’s first play back since the pandemic, an original from founder Jackie Taylor (she wrote, produced, directed, and choreographed), is exactly what the title states—an out-of-body, communal experience […]
A lot of theories about how Chicago hip-hop was supposed to operate have been shattered by the events of the past decade—the idea that only one local rapper in a […]
Rapper and activist Ric Wilson grew up attending Fellowship Missionary Baptist, a south-side congregation that helped nurture the civil rights movement.
By defying the Christian reluctance to embrace rap, Hyde Park pastor and MC J.Kwest hopes to help people find God in their daily lives.
Scholar Robert Marovich documents gospel’s Windy City roots in a new book and recommends five Chicago acts at this weekend’s Gospel Music Festival.