The documentary is a window into the Harlem Culture Festival and discussions of Black history, community, and identity in the 60s.
The Year of Chicago Music has had less music in it than anybody anticipated, but we still have plenty to celebrate.
The music’s fabulous, but the story’s thin.
An interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who discusses his Chicago origin story and more.
Rapper and activist Ric Wilson grew up attending Fellowship Missionary Baptist, a south-side congregation that helped nurture the civil rights movement.
This week Zeshan B celebrates his debut solo album, Vetted, which blends Indo-Pakistani music and American soul.
The Reader and Blvck Vrchives founder/curator Renata Cherlise collaborated on this reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.’s impact on Chicago.
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.
In I’ll Take You There, Tribune critic Greg Kot tracks the Staple Singers’ march toward freedom.
Thomas Dyja’s history of Chicago finds the story line in 30 years of city life.
Eleven-year-old Mae Ya Carter Ryan has a voice that sounds decades older than she is. People are starting to listen.