Aretha Franklin Makes History With Posthumous Pulitzer WinFranklin's inclusion into the exclusive club re-confirms the impact her music — and voice — had and continues to have on the world.Franklin became a cultural icon and genius of American song, considered by many to be the greatest popular vocalist of her time. Her voice transcended age, category and her own life.
All 50 Chicago Wards To Feature New Works Of Art"50 By 50" will feature $1 million worth of public art. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
Amid Controversy, CPS Announces Reopening Plan For Dyett High SchoolProtesters have said Dyett was the only open-enrollment high school for the nearby Kenwood, Oakland, and Bronzeville neighborhoods.
Five Little Known Facts About "A Christmas Carol"Carlo DeVito, author of "Inventing Scrooge" from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol."
Designer Erin Gates On Styling Your BookshelfGet tips for organizing your bookshelf from Erin Gates, author of Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life from sister company Simon & Schuster.
Salvation Army Community Center Merges Arts, Sports, EducationOn Chicago's Far South Side, there's a Salvation Army facility unlike anything in the area, where arts and sports combine with life skills to create success stories.
Bryan Gruley’s Favorite Chicago Hockey SpotsBryan Gruley, reporter at large for Bloomberg News and author of The Skeleton Box - he's also a hockey fan. Here, Gruley shares his favorite Chicago hockey spots.
Time To Dabble Into Knitting In ChicagoI wanted to learn how to knit, but had no idea where to go in this city to learn! A friend of mine suggested Dabble – a Chicago-based website that offers classes of all kinds for only $20 a class. Sure enough they had a “Knitting Basics” class – a sort of intro-to, exactly what I was looking for. I signed up online and a week later I was sitting in an adorable coffee shop in Lincoln Park, CityGrounds Coffee with four other women learning to knit...
Coldplay And Rihanna Performing Together; McCartney Hits The StageGRAMMY nominees Coldplay, Rihanna and Paul McCartney will perform live at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards on CBS.
Emanuel Wants To Do More To Promote ArtsAs a former ballet dancer, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he'd like to do more to integrate the arts into the lives of Chicagoans.
Survey Seeks 'Culture Candidate' For MayorA new survey seeks answers on who is the “culture candidate” among a dozen mayoral hopefuls, both prominent and obscure.
Best Large Music Venues In ChicagoSome things get better with age, some don’t. And while age may have taken a toll on some of these venues, each of them represents an excellent place to see one of your favorite artists.