A group of musicians is creating a new style of flamenco. Their twist? A touch of Chicago. Catalina Maria Johnson has the story of El Payo. MUSIC: El PayoChicago is a long way from sunny Spain, but a local group is bringing the heat of flamenco to the Windy City.
Since his death March 16 at the age of 53, there’s been an outpouring of grief and praise for the late Chicago businessman James Tyree. Even President Barack Obama called Tyree a quintessential Chicagoan.Tyree grew up in Beverly on Chicago's South Side.
If the Republican-led House has its way, federal funds for all public broadcasters will soon end. The House Rules Committee recently voted 6-5 to defund NPR. The bill will now move to the floor for debate. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.