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Erin Allen

Erin Allen

Digital Anchor

Erin Allen is an artist and communicator, driven by her curiosity about the stories of people. She has a dynamic background in audio, from producing multimedia work at Michigan Radio and WDET to co-hosting Radio Campfire, a live, listening event series. Her passion for social justice and art with her skills in marketing and communications have led her to spaces like Stone Soup Housing Cooperative and Allied Media Projects. Erin holds a BA in psychology from Grand Valley State University. With spare time, she dances her heart out at music festivals and binges science fiction media of the Octavia Butler persuasion.

Vocalo’s Nudia Hernandez tells us about an immersive dance production wrapping up its multi-week run in Garfield Park.
With a different street festival popping up across the city seemingly every day, Lauren Viera is tracking down the ones you won’t want to miss.
A constitutional expert explains slavery’s influence on the creation of the electoral college and how the system affects democracy today.
Pastry chef Anna Posey will find out June 10 if she’ll win the 2024 James Beard Award for “Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker.”
Zak Mucha, the president of the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, says the mental health professionals working with the most vulnerable clients are often the most under-resourced.
The winter of our discontent is finally over, my friends. It is, officially, street festival season in Chicago.
“Shout OUT: A Tribute to Gays in Gospel Music” comes to the Beverly Arts Center on June 9.
Stewart offers youth sports programs to young Chicagoans through his nonprofit, Lost Boyz.
Members of Third Coast Percussion didn’t have a blueprint for building their careers. But 20 years later, they’re working with renowned composers and securing Grammy nominations.
An exhibit at the Newberry Library highlights the former Chicago nightclub Mister Kelly’s. It was the hottest spot in town in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
Artists who work with upcycled and reclaimed materials want to challenge how much and what we buy.