After hearing thoughts from local leaders, politicians and patrons of the arts in tribute to Chicago's former first lady Maggie Daley, Eight Forty-Eight turned to two people who knew her and her family well to learn more about Mrs. Daley.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, considered to be the last of a generation of musicians who brought music from the rural Mississippi Delta to the rest of America, died at his home in Chicago early Monday morning. He was 96 years old.Honeyboy Edwards was born in 1915.
Powerhouse gospel singer DeLois Barrett Campbell could have gone solo years ago. Instead, she and her sisters performed as a trio for more than 60 years. The Barrett Sisters’ went global with their gospel but they remained deeply rooted in Chicago’s South Side.
One of the pioneers of Chicago Off-Loop Theater, costume designer Patricia Hart, died at dawn Sunday morning (April 10) after a two-year on-and-off battle with brain cancer. She was 64.Hart was born in St.
On Feb. 25, cancer claimed the life of Chicago native Diane Izzo. She was 43. In 1999, musician Diane Izzo won big praise with her debut album, One. It was a trifecta of elegant and emotive music, lyrics and voice. That album was 10 years in the making.