Edinburgh has one, New York has one, so why not Chicago? For the third time, the Chicago Fringe collective is presenting a heady mix of solo shows, dance, theater and performances that defy categories.
Comedian Jeremy Owens believes that Phyllis Diller proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks. You can start a stand-up career when you’re almost 40; you get to have your second act. If you’re lucky and live to be 95 you might even get a third, fourth or fifth.
Elmhurst College is a small liberal arts school in the western suburbs of Chicgo. In 2008 the college made history by choosing S. Alan Ray to be president. Ray is a member of the Cherokee Nation. He’s the first Cherokee president of a non-tribal college in the U.S. For Race: Out Loud we look at how Ray’s heritage is changing Elmhurst College.
This weekend jazz lovers will get two opportunities to remember Chicago’s last link to the classic jazz era of the 1940’s and 50’s. Both the Chicago Jazz Festival and the African Festival of the Arts will pay homage to Von Freeman, the late tenor saxophonist who was affectionately known as Vonski.