Big Bill Broonzy was one of America's most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends and an acknowledged influence on rockers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Yet Broonzy's life has remained something of a mystery until now.
One of Chicago’s early summer music festivals bends the ear, mind and eye. Neon Marshmallow is an annual three day experimental music event. It begins on Friday, June 10, and runs through Sunday, June 12, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago.
A new Northwestern University study says minority youth ages eight to 18 spend more than half their day consuming media content – a rate that's 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts.The Children, Media and Race: Media Use Among White, Black, Hispanic and Asian American Children re
Chicago little notes nor long remembers--if it's aware at all--when the Mayor appoints a new commissioner of Department X, Y or Z. A handful of important posts--say, the commissioners of Finance, Police and Fire--may receive a lot of scrutiny but rarely any of the others.