Mexico has an immigration problem. Tapachula, just a few miles up the road from Guatemala, is full of foreigners. The town is a way station for Central American migrants heading north to the United States. Recently, Africans have started showing up in town doing the same thing.
Tina Fakhrid-Deen's handbook Let's Get This Straight: The Ultimate Handbook for Youth with LGBTQ Parents offers tips and guidelines for children of gay parents. The author and Alison Cuddy went over some clever responses that kids can give when asked about their gay parents.
At last weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival we asked some of our favorite performers to play a few songs for us near Union Park. We figured performing next to the L was more authentic than sitting in a press tent (even if the trains made a racket when they went past).
We had a thrill recently when Ladino singing sensation and Israeli Yasmin Levy came with her band to sing and chat with us at the WBEZ Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio. We spend the most of the hour with Yasmin.
That's longtime Chicago resident and legendary bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards, singing his “Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues.” It was recorded for the Library of Congress in 1942. Honeyboy Edwards is still performing and recording today.