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.
The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, which opened its doors late last year, showcases the talents of experimental artists from the Arab world and beyond. Former Chicagoan Wafaa Bilal is among the young artists whose work is on display.
Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, Louder Than A Bomb provides friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community through poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.