Playwright, actor, director, and artist Tyla Abercrumbie remembers when she was called to theater as clear as day. Blue lights beamed from a ceiling as Alvin Ailey dancers weaved and flowed with silk fabrics, making grade school Tyla feel like she was swimming in an ocean as the company of dancers performed their “Wade in […]
While listening to Dreams of a New Day: Songs by Black Composers, the most recent release by operatic baritone Will Liverman with pianist and recital partner Paul Sánchez, I realized with a start that time had ground to a halt. But when? Had the clock stopped with H. Leslie Adams’s churning 1992 composition “Amazing Grace”? […]
The unfairness in Chicago’s TIF program continues.
The life and times of archivist Michael Flug
Chicago singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Angel Bat Dawid talks about the improvisation and inspiration that shaped her new album, The Oracle.
A reading from The Selfie Generation, the literary bout Write Club, and more goings-on January 15-18
Rhino Poetry, Drive-By Truckers, and more happenings from January 30-February 2.
Here’s a list of 29 upcoming titles we’re looking forward to.
Second City’s Depraved New World shows us how to feel bad about ourselves.
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
What’s on the Agenda for Wednesday, December 19, 2012