The Dave Matthews Band Caravan rolled into Chicago Friday, adding yet another festival to Chicago’s hectic summer schedule. But many people have been surprised by where they pulled up - the former site of U.S.
“Sit back, relax, and let’s swing together.” With those words Larry Smith would open his nightly jazz show on WBEZ. Smith passed away last weekend. He had a long-standing and close relationship with WBEZ, spending more than 20 years at the station, but his passion was jazz.
On Wednesday Eight Forty-Eight presented Part 1 of WBEZ’s Richard Steele’s conversation with former Chicago State University president Dr. Dolores Cross.Cross resigned from Morris Brown College in Atlanta after she was accused of embezzling millions of dollars in student financial aid.
In the Goodman Theatre’s latest production a teenager named Iris undergoes a traumatic experience just as she’s dreaming about college and a better life. That turning point is just one of three moments in her life that make up The Trinity River Plays.
African-Americans make up 18 percent of Illinois’ youth population, but they represent over half of Illinois kids who are locked up.That discrepancy is called Disproportionate Minority Contact.Members of the Inside and Out team gathered some 200 people into a building on Chicago&rsquo