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    WHEN BLACKNESS WAS GOLDEN: AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR PEMON RAMI [CHICAGO]

    Arts + Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture invite you to an evening of conversation with Pemon Rami, Eve L. Ewing, Mark Larson, and Tracye A. Matthews.


    Tickets are free but event registration is required. To register, please click here.

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    FATIMAH ASHGHAR'S "WHEN WE WERE SISTERS" BOOK LAUNCH [CHICAGO]

    Fatimah Asghar will discuss their new novel When We Were Sisters. They will be joined in conversation by Eve L. Ewing. Prior to the conversation, poets Eve L. Ewing, Nate Marshall, and Danez Smith will give readings, followed by an exclusive screening of Asghar's new short film Retrieval. A book ...

    Fatimah Asghar will discuss their new novel When We Were Sisters. They will be joined in conversation by Eve L. Ewing. Prior to the conversation, poets Eve L. Ewing, Nate Marshall, and Danez Smith will give readings, followed by an exclusive screening of Asghar's new short film Retrieval. A book signing will follow the conversation. 


    This event will be held in-person at Seminary Co-op. At this time, masks are required at in-store events. 


    This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Please register HERE.

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    Prince: The Immersive Experience

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual...

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

    Presented by Superfly in partnership with The Prince Estate.

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    Prince: The Immersive Experience

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual...

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

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    Prince: The Immersive Experience

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual...

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

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    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

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    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual...

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

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    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual...

    Dearly Beloved, you are invited to journey through an interactive, multisensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist, Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and original sound as you step inside the iconic music video moments and boogie to an audiovisual dance party designed by Prince’s lighting and production designer, Roy Bennett. Explore exclusive artifacts curated by The Prince Estate and play music producer with the original multitrack audio from one of Prince’s greatest hits in his recording studio. This limited-time run is perfect for Prince fans and music lovers alike. Whether you’ve seen Prince live in concert 0 or 100 times, take this 60-minute trip into the creative realm of this electrifying Artist and leave entertained, educated, and inspired.

     

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    Spoken Word Affair & W.O.W 7 Year Anniversary

    Join "World Of Wordplay" Open Mic Events for it's 7 Year Anniversary Celebration & Artist Showcase!!! The list of some of Chicago's finest artist are: K Love The Poet, Royal R'kitec, Teiannare-al, Phenom, Mashavu and Eros!!! Special Guest Host: Binkey and Music by DJ Pierre!!! Come be artisticall...

    Join "World Of Wordplay" Open Mic Events for it's 7 Year Anniversary Celebration & Artist Showcase!!! The list of some of Chicago's finest artist are: K Love The Poet, Royal R'kitec, Teiannare-al, Phenom, Mashavu and Eros!!! Special Guest Host: Binkey and Music by DJ Pierre!!! Come be artistically amazed and feel the poetic expression of spoken word at it's best!!!!

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    Black Joe Lewis & Cedric Burnside

    CEDRIC BURNSIDE

    The blues is music for all time—past, present, and future—and few artists simultaneously exemplify those multiple temporal moments of the genre like North Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside. The Mississippi Hill Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter contains within him the leg...

    CEDRIC BURNSIDE

    The blues is music for all time—past, present, and future—and few artists simultaneously exemplify those multiple temporal moments of the genre like North Mississippi’s Cedric Burnside. The Mississippi Hill Country blues guitarist and singer/songwriter contains within him the legacy and future of the region’s prescient sound stories. At once African and American and southern and Mississippian, these stories tell about love, hurt, connection, and redemption in the South. His newest contribution to this tradition is I Be Trying, a 13-track album treatise on life’s challenges, pleasures, and beauty. “Life can go any kind of way,” Burnside says. With almost 30 years of performing and living blues in him, he would know.

     

    Burnside’s blues inheritance, the North Mississippi Hill Country blues, is distinct from its Delta or Texas counterparts in its commitment to polyrhythmic percussion and its refusal of familiar blues chord progressions. Often, and especially in Burnside’s care, it leads with extended riffs that become sentences or pleas or exclamations, rendering the guitar like its West African antecedent, the talking drum. Riffs disappear behind and become one with the singer’s voice, like the convergence of hill and horizon in the distance. Sometimes they become the only voice, saying what the singer cannot conjure the words for. Across some nine individual and collaborative album projects, Burnside’s voice eases seamlessly into, through, and behind the riffs spirit gifts him, carrying listeners to a deep Mississippi well. There is mirror there in the water of that well, in Burnside’s music, that shows us who and what we have been, who we are, and what we might be if we look and heed.

     

    BLACK JOE LEWIS

    Black Joe Lewis is the realest motherfucker there is. When Covid sidelined his touring this past year, he started laying concrete to help support his baby mama and his kid. That’s fuckin’ real. When Joe and his band, the Honeybears, popped onto the national stage over a decade ago, many critics embraced him but still, there were some that maintained that they hadn’t paid their dues. Joe’s still here. Still going. Still cashing checks and snapping necks.

     

    The dues of hard work; the delirious heights of the industry as well as the disappointments and low hanging fruit. Through this all, Joe’s only honed his mastery over gut bucket blues guitar and his true voice. It’s a vital and distinctly American voice that never anticipated the attention he wound up receiving, never went looking for it either. It just started happening.

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    HBCU Black Excellence College Fair

    The African American Culture Club and Black Student Unions of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Fenwick High School, Trinity High School and Oak Park & River Forest High Schools invite you to attend the 2022 HBCU Black Excellence College Fair!

     

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    HBCU Black Excellence College Fair

    The African American Culture Club and Black Student Unions of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Fenwick High School, Trinity High School and Oak Park & River Forest High Schools invite you to attend the 2022 HBCU Black Excellence College Fair!

     

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    Reflections on 1919 with Eve L. Ewing

    A hot summer day set Chicago ablaze in 1919. Seventeen-year-old Eugene Williams crossed an invisible line in Lake Michigan that divided the segregated shores, and he was killed by a group of white beachgoers. His death sparked a deadly 13-day riot. The fighting spread throughout the city, then th...

    A hot summer day set Chicago ablaze in 1919. Seventeen-year-old Eugene Williams crossed an invisible line in Lake Michigan that divided the segregated shores, and he was killed by a group of white beachgoers. His death sparked a deadly 13-day riot. The fighting spread throughout the city, then throughout the country in what became known as the Red Summer. In Chicago, 38 people died, more than 500 were injured, and thousands were left homeless.

     

    The ignition of the Red Summer proved that racism and prejudice had always existed in the north; it was just quieter here. And it’s a pervasive silence that’s lingered over a century – the scars of the Red Summer are still present, open and bleeding in the underlying systems of inequity today.

     

    Dr. Eve L. Ewing, Chicago-based sociologist and poet, explored the Red Summer and expanded on its lasting impact in her second collection of poems, titled 1919. The book was recently adapted for the stage by J. Nicole Brooks and will make its world premiere at the Steppenwolf Theater this October.

     

    Join WBEZ’s Sasha-Ann Simons for a reflective conversation about Chicago’s Red Summer with Dr. Ewing on October 12th at 7pm at the Logan Center.

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    THE 22nd ANNUAL BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARDS

    The 22nd annual awards & gala, after two years virtually, will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 North Clark, Chicago. The Black Excellence Awards is a lavish awards ceremony, preceded by a beautiful gala, will honor outstanding artists and arts organizations in the categories of music,...

    The 22nd annual awards & gala, after two years virtually, will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater, 4450 North Clark, Chicago. The Black Excellence Awards is a lavish awards ceremony, preceded by a beautiful gala, will honor outstanding artists and arts organizations in the categories of music, film, literature, theater, dance, visual arts, and digital media/technology is produced by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago.

     

    The award was created to honor the voices, trailblazers, innovators, and risk takers, whose performances and works of art represent a wide representation of the arts in Chicago. The Alliance is committed to celebrating the artistic vitality of Chicago's African American community by recognizing their excellence through The Black Excellence Awards.

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    Afro Fusion Thursdays

    AFRO FUSION LANDS AT UPTOWN!!

     

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    Uptown’s only brand new nightclub and lounge boasting a state of the art 25,000 watt KV2 Audio system and over 99 separate pieces of intelligent lighting.

     

    Date: Each & Every Thursday

     

    Doors Open: 10:30pm - ...

    AFRO FUSION LANDS AT UPTOWN!!

     

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    Uptown’s only brand new nightclub and lounge boasting a state of the art 25,000 watt KV2 Audio system and over 99 separate pieces of intelligent lighting.

     

    Date: Each & Every Thursday

     

    Doors Open: 10:30pm - 4am

     

    Venue Le Nocturne Chicago

     

    4810 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

     

    Playing the best of Afro Beats, Afro House, Afro Pop, Soca, Dancehall, Top 40 Hits, Old School, RnB and More

     

    21+ (I.D. Required)

     

    - ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS

     

    - FREE ALL NIGHT WITH RSVP

     

    THIS IS A TICKETS ONLY EVENT!

     

    Dress Code: Dress to Impress/Fashionable

     

    EARLY ARRIVAL & TABLE RESERVATION HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

     

    For Birthdays, other special occasions, Tables and/or more information:

     

    Call or Text: 773 620 9612

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    First Monday Jazz featuring The Miyumi Project

    Tatsu Aoki's ensemble, The MIYUMI Project, is one of the longest-standing amalgams of Chicago's avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. Drawing from aesthetics rooted in the Japanese tradition and Japanese taiko drumming permeate the laboratory of sound where he explores the nexus of cul...

    Tatsu Aoki's ensemble, The MIYUMI Project, is one of the longest-standing amalgams of Chicago's avant-garde jazz and Japanese traditional music. Drawing from aesthetics rooted in the Japanese tradition and Japanese taiko drumming permeate the laboratory of sound where he explores the nexus of cultures: Asian and American; Japanese and African; past and present. The improvised compositions provide a conceptual framework for each band member to interpret, which in turn coalesce and transform into a vast contemporary expanse of musical immersion for the audience. Over the past two decades, each successive grouping of Miyumi Project musicians has contributed to the unique blending of modern application with a traditional sensibility. The final result is a continuous evolution of a "live and raw" musical happening.

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    D.L. Hughley 2nd Show

    One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 6...

    One of the most popular and highly recognized standup comedians on the road today has also made quite an impression in the television, film and radio arenas. DL can currently be heard nationwide as host of his own afternoon radio show “The DL Hughley Show” which is nationally syndicated in over 60 cities across the country including the #1 radio market – New York. DL is currently touring as part of the Comedy Get Down Tour, which features DL along with Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, and Eddie Griffin. The tour was turned into docu-reality series, currently airing on BET.

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