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Hamilton: The Exhibition Premieres in Chicago this Fall Prior to Tour of U.S. Cities

HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION – on display in a specially-constructed free-standing, all-weather structure the size of a football field -- opens November 17, 2018 for a limited engagement on Northerly Island in Chicago, where HAMILTON has played a sold-out run since ...

Black Women’s Expo Chicago Attracts Record Crowds, Readies for Atlanta and Dallas Event

More than 20 corporate sponsors and 300 small business exhibitors participated in the annual Black Women’s Expo (BWe), which kicked off its three-city tour in Chicago, this past April. This year’s Expo, themed #SheMatters, marked 24 years of the event ...

“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” Documentary Series This July

“Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” will be based on the book “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.

Black Media Story Summit Supports Peak Black Creativity

Black Public Media (BPM), the nation’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to media content about the black experience, convened the first-ever Black Media Story Summit Friday at Google’s New York City offices. The day-long, invitation-only gathering brought more than 100 black ...

Exhibit Explores the History of Racism in Chicago

Welcome to the Grand Opening of the new Chicago Racism Museum, where community leaders and residents are gathering for a multimedia - and meta-theatrical - exhibit that explores the history of racism in Chicago.

CPL Celebrates Poetry Month With Poetry Fest at Harold Washington Library Center

Chicago Public Library celebrates Poetry Month in April, with events and workshops at branch locations throughout the city and culminating in the free, day-long Poetry Fest Saturday, April 28 at Harold Washington Library Center. Complete Poetry Month details, including recommended ...

Snoop Dogg’s Highly Anticipated Gospel Album, Bible Of Love, Available Everywhere

Iconic artist and entertainer, Snoop Dogg, recently released his first gospel album, the much anticipated, Bible of Love (All The Time Entertainment / RCA Inspiration). The project, which was a labor of love for Snoop, is his 16th album and ...

Honey, We Shrunk the Family!

This isn’t some science nerd’s sit-and-watch slide show preaching the wonders of scale. An Epic Tale of Scale introduces an all-new way for kids and parents to enjoy live theater, with an all-out audience immersion environment that lets everyone experience ...

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and the Poetry Foundation partner to remount Manual Cinema’s No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and the Poetry Foundation are partnering to present Manual Cinema’s No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks, one-weekend-only, March 30 and 31 at Chicago’s historic Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago’s ...

Chicago Film Maker Previews New Series About Independent Soul Artists

The over-arching goal of the docu-series is to inspire viewers by showing them that everyone, even well regarded musical artists, face struggles.

TOP KEYBOARDIST DARRELL SMITH TO RELEASE TIME + SPACE

Darrell Smith, one of the top keyboardists on the touring and recording circuit will release his debut album TIME + SPACE on April 15, 2018. With a list of credits that includes working with a diverse group of artists such ...

LUCKY PLUSH BRINGS SIGNATURE DANCE, THEATER, HUMOR TO THE HARRIS WITH TAB SHOW

Lucky Plush Productions returns to Chicago’s Harris Theater in Millennium Park Thursday and Friday, April 26 and 27, with Tab Show, featuring two works - Rink Life and Curb Candy - that highlight the company’s signature blend of layered choreography, ...

MGA Entertainment Celebrates Toy of the Year Award with a Slew of New L.O.L. Surprise!™ Dolls, Debuts First L.O.L. Surprise!™ Boys

The company also revealed a line-up of new products from its other popular brands including Little Tikes®, Project Mc²™, Num Noms™, BABY Born®, and Crate Creatures Surprise!™, as well as the launch of Moj Moj™ – a new collectible brand.

WILEY COLLEGE RECOGNIZES TWO-TIME OSCAR WINNER DENZEL WASHINGTON

Washington was recognized during the awards ceremony for the nation’s first Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate Championship Tournament, which was held at Wiley this past January.

(BPRW) Macy’s Celebrates Innovators and Visionaries During Black History Month

As part of Macy’s Black History Month celebrations, actress, writer and producer Issa Rae will appear at Macy’s Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles. Macy’s will also welcome Emmy® -nominated actress and equal rights advocate, Laverne Cox, at Herald Square in ...