WBBM Newsradio: Songs of celebration from Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and Curtis Mayfield filled the air at Symphony Center as the Chicago Children’s Choir marked Black History Month. Listen online here.
Chicago Reader: Douglas Turner Ward’s classic one-act kicks off their 20th season. Read the feature HERE.
Chicago Sun-Times Weekend Plus Cover Story: Johnson returns home to debut the new material at City Winery on Jan. 10, including the “very blunt” title track with its empowering lyrics. Read the feature here.
Univision: Carolina Juarez, of Rogers Park Business Alliance, says that during this holiday season people usually shop in large stores, which can affect small stores negatively. Watch the story here.
ABC7: On Small Business Saturday, customers can shop for holiday presents and support local businesses without spending big bucks, as dozens of stores offer discounts and specials on this day. Pamela Maass from Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce shares why it’s important to shop small from Transit Tees, the Chicago-themed merchandise authority. Click here […]
ABC7: The Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” is coming back to a Chicago stage. This year, the legendary dance company is adding a new role for children with physical challenges in one of its iconic scenes. Two young women with cerebral palsy, Emma Lookatch and Larke Johnson, are overjoyed to perform in the holiday classic. Click […]
Block Club Chicago: “Storefront theaters are the lifeblood of our city’s artistic vitality,” said David Farren, executive director of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation…A handful of small-scale theater companies believe they found a way for theatre to survive in Wicker Park. Journalist Hannah Alani has the story here.
Chicago Tribune: In a new board game created by Transit Tees, you can use station construction to thwart your opponents. You also can swoop down on their tiny “L” car and take them to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field, even if they were planning to see the Sox. Read the full story here.
Chicago Reader cover story: A decade ago, Joffrey Ballet made a major investment in its future with the Academy of Dance, an official school and training program that feeds the company with new talent while providing open dance classes to the larger Chicago community. Three of the four new dancers the Joffrey added this year […]
Chicago Sun Times: The 65-year-old Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation isn’t really interested in engraved plaques or namesake greenrooms. Yet since 1952, the Foundation has — sometimes literally — been keeping the lights on in Chicago theaters. And, as it turns out, paying for the occasional manny. Click here to read the full article.