Stories by Angel Idowu

How Keanon Kyles’ Voice, Determination Led Him to Carnegie Hall

Chicago opera singer Keanon Kyles speaks with WTTW News.

A local opera singer shares his journey through music, starting with the Chicago Children’s Choir.

DJ Booth at 95th Red Line Station Offers More Than Free Music

DJ Ayana Contreras at the 95th Street Red Line CTA station. (WTTW News)

“Music is unifying.” That’s according to a local DJ who spends her Monday mornings bringing music to the corridors of the newly remodeled CTA 95th Red Line station. We go for a look – and a listen.

Beyond Good Books, Semicolon Bookstore Aims for Sense of Community

Danielle Mullen, owner of Semicolon Bookstore. (WTTW News)

As a writer, publisher and general lover of literature, opening a bookstore was never in the plans for Danielle Mullen. But when faced with a tumor, she was forced to answer a question she hadn’t thought much about: her own legacy.

For 20 Years, Music Center a ‘Beacon of Hope’ on Chicago’s West Side

A Chicago youth orchestra is playing tribute to some of the greats in a summer music concert series. We catch up with the Chicago West Community Music Center.

Chalk Artist Nate Baranowski is Transforming Chicago Sidewalks

We hit the streets to check out some 3D art that might catch you by surprise if you don’t watch where you’re going.