Rapper and poet Mykele Deville signs on as the Hideout’s new booker, ghetto-house pioneer DJ Deeon makes his debut for the Teklife label, and more.
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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The Growing Concerns Poetry Collective celebrate their debut again (this time on vinyl), power-pop four-piece Gal Gun drop their first full-length, and more.
Mykele Deville, McKenzie Chinn, and Jeffrey Michael Austin—aka the Growing Concerns Poetry Collective—tell stories for black folks that aim to reach everyone.
Shade Murray directs the Chicago wunderkind’s latest, now premiering at A Red Orchid Theatre.
At First Look Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre’s little summer festival, the sitting is easy.