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Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out. Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
Anyone ever tell you history is dull, tedious and irrelevant? Not us. And for some particularly fascinating and relevant insights into black history, ditch the textbooks and head to these stage shows, which explore everything from the politics in...
New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall. On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...
Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism." Most...
firstname.lastname@example.orgThere are teachers and there are students. Bobby Parker is a teacher with most of his graduating class now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A blues-and-rock guitarist for more than 50 years, it's inevitable that Parker would cross paths with some of...
TribLocal - ElmhurstFrom classic cars to fine art and a school that rocks there is plenty to do in the suburbs this weekend. Here are a few …...
Web Reporter4:30 a.m. Linus And Lucy by Vince Guaraldi 5 a.m. Mysterious Ways by U2 Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bones and His Shadows (Harlem Globetrotters theme song) Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd Am I The Same Girl...
Zap2ItAfter revealing the first five of the Top 24 on "American Idol" Wednesday night, the rest were revealed on Thursday night: Naima Adedapo Haley Reinhart Clint Jun Gamboa Paul McDonald Ashthon Jones Karen Rodriguez Robbie Rosen Julie Zorrilla Tim...
Reality CheckHere's Janell: Whoa, I did not know this episode would be another 2 hours. After everything they crammed in last night, tonight they’ll just stretch out the pain and agony. And, spoiler alert, you might not be happy at the end.......
Show TrackerNow thatâ€™s what Iâ€™m talking about. The first Hollywood Week episode of â€śAmerican Idolâ€™sâ€ť Season 10 flew by at a breathless pace, with audition favorites briskly moving on or left, sadly and sometimes surprisingly, by the ways...
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