The Goodman Theatre's “Toni Stone” tells the story of the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro Leagues.
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Feb 3, 2023 | Angel Idowu
South Side native Terry Hunter is up for a 2023 Grammy Award for his remix of Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”
Jan 27, 2023 | Angel Idowu
Organizers at a River West gallery said they hope to give the community a reason to celebrate the season through interactive art and reflective storytelling.
Jan 24, 2023 | Angel Idowu
The Chicago nonprofit already has locations in Pilsen and the West Loop. Open Books promotes literacy through programming and the sale of new and used donated books.
Jan 9, 2023 | Angel Idowu
Jordan Porter-Woodruff had created a new collection celebrating her favorite artists. It’s now on display in a solo exhibition at the Epiphany Arts Center, 201 S. Ashland Ave., titled, “Portraits: An Intimate View.”
Jan 5, 2023 | Angel Idowu
Cherry Mountain Arts, 836 N. Milwaukee Ave., is hosting an end-of-year exhibition, titled “Work Friends,” that showcases the local creatives they will be working with throughout the year.
Dec 20, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Actor and director Isaiah Washington’s new film “Corsicana” explores the life of a Black law enforcement officer with some very notable stripes.
Dec 15, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Arts Correspondent Angel Idowu shares exactly how Wintrust Bank partners with different organizations around the city to bring these creations to life. The billboard is one of the city’s biggest and most visible forms of public art.
Dec 13, 2022 | Angel Idowu
After being approached to enhance the neighborhood, entrepreneur and chef Quentin Love decided to open what he hopes will be a soul food staple on the city’s West Side.
Dec 8, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The Inner-City Muslim Action Network, or IMAN, is celebrating 25 years of commitment to community with a new art gallery and ceramics studio.
Dec 7, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Dalia Stasevska has loved music since she was a child. She is carrying on that passion with three Chicago Symphony Orchestra performances.
Dec 3, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The Newberry Consort is celebrating the holiday season with an annual concert exploring 17th century Mexican Christmas music.
Nov 19, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Musician Nico Segal and contemporary artist Nikko Washington are engaging young artists in a creative partnership with nonprofit Play Together. The collaboration is encouraging students to create either artwork or music based on prompts.
Nov 15, 2022 | Angel Idowu
A lawyer is using what she learned in that role to create art that helps people better understand the reality of Cook County’s criminal justice system.
Nov 11, 2022 | Angel Idowu
A local blues legend is receiving her flowers in a new documentary exploring her life. Now 86 years old, Mary Lane says she’s loved singing since she was 12 years old.
Nov 5, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Just Us is the program created by SkyART to create a safe space for youth ages 14 to 21 in the juvenile justice system. Instead of talk therapy, they’re utilizing art therapy.
Nov 1, 2022 | Angel Idowu
For Chicago, by Chicago. That’s how local playwright Ricardo Gamboa describes a new production that address the racial and social biases he says he witnessed growing up as a queer Mexican American.
Oct 29, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The amenities were created with the goal to ensure the park is utilized by all ages, especially those residing in Roseland, Morgan Park and West Pullman.
Oct 26, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Some of the earliest snapshots of American history will be on display this weekend at the Daguerrian Society's annual symposium.
Oct 20, 2022 | Angel Idowu
What do the Greek Independence Day Parade, the Bud Billiken Parade and the Mexican Civic Society Parade all have in common, aside from being parades of course? Well, they were all photographed by Greek photographer Diane Alexander White.
Oct 15, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Three Chicago art galleries and programs are partnering for a three-part exhibition series as they work to explore the impact incarceration has on young people.
Oct 13, 2022 | Angel Idowu
A ballet company southwest of the city is closing out Hispanic Heritage Month with dancers rooted in the celebration of Hispanic culture, while also bringing attention to mental health.
Sep 21, 2022 | Angel Idowu
Despite the ingenuity the circus brought at one time, that’s since changed. That’s why the Museum of Science and Industry is saying goodbye to its collection in an upcoming auction.
Sep 17, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The phrase, “A lot can change in a year,” is one that could very well be used to describe artist David Ellis and the role expression has played in his life.
Sep 12, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The Yes Chef! Culinary Camp is a free community fostered by the Foundation for Culinary Arts for under-resourced Chicago Public Schools students from ages 13 to 18. After several weeklong summer programs, the organization decided to kick off a series of two-day virtual camps, beginning this fall.
Sep 12, 2022 | Angel Idowu
The future of flight. That's how a Chicago-area nonprofit describes its program and passion for aviation. Tuskegee Next aims to help Black and Brown students take to the skies.