WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.On this week’s Barber Shop Show, host Richard Steele talked about the 26th African Festival of the Arts, which will take place in Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. We got a forecast of that event with: •Jazz vocalist Joan Collaso (who will be performing at the festival this year We’ll also heard from: •Patrick Woodtor, founder and Executive Director of Africa International House, and •Dr. Abdul Brimah, member of the AIH board. Then, The Barber Shop Show’s Jared Landsman brought us the story of Marcel Pearson, a young man who was days from heading off to college when tragedy struck. Now, one year later, Marcel’s mother is organizing The Celebration of Life and Unity Fest to celebrate her son, and bring her community together.