'Nutcracker' Tryouts Today With The Joffrey BalletThis year's show is being created by Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.
TCM Hires Univ. Of Chicago Scholar As Its First African American HostTCM announced the hiring of Stewart, a professor of cinema and media studies at the University of Chicago who has specialized in the racial politics of film preservation. She will make her TCM debut on Sunday.
Mattel: 'Day Of The Dead Barbie' Celebrates Mexican HolidayBarbie's long black dress is embroidered with hearts and butterflies, with colorful ruffled sleeves. Her face is painted with a skull -- a popular practice during the festival, when revelers dress up in colorful costumes and hold parades.
Joan Johnson, Co-Founder Of Johnson Products, Maker Of Afro Sheen Has DiedThe company also helped the growth of another American icon which got its start in Chicago: "Soul Train." In the early 1970s Johnson Products became a sponsor of the groundbreaking TV dance and musical variety program, which went on to run in national syndication for almost four decades.
In 'Dolemite Is My Name,' A Return To Form For Eddie Murphy"Dolemite Is My Name" chronicles the ramshackle, threadbare making of "Dolemite" with Wesley Snipes playing director D'Urville Martin. It's a paean to low-budget moviemaking and a celebration of creating something out of nothing, outside a movie system that made scant room for African-American stories.
Crystal Lake Drumline Overjoyed To Join Kanye West For 'Sunday Service'Some people had the experience of a lifetime at Kanye West’s “Sunday Service” on Sunday, including a northwest suburban drumline that was called up to perform right alongside him.
Chicago Jazz Festival Marks Unofficial End Of Summer Concert SeasonThe Chicago Jazz Festival offered an unofficial swansong to summer at Millennium Park this weekend.
African Festival Of The Arts Starts FridayThe festival kicks off at 1:00 Friday afternoon and runs through Labor Day. The Ohio Players will headline the finale on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2.
Teen Surprises Little Brother In Silly Costumes Every Day After School
Freddy Cole Talks Jazz Fest, Chicago's Music Scene And Brother Nat"The way I present it, a lot of people will understand that's where I'm coming from. It will be done from the heart."
Target Teams Up With Disney To Open ShopsDisney, which operates about 300 of its own stores globally, is looking for new ways to reach customers amid weak traffic declines at malls. Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said there's a 90% overlap between Disney and Target customers.