Month: January 2019

Collaboraction Social Contemporary Theatre incites social change through community engagement and devised theatre practices. The company is now accepting submissions of short plays, dance, spoken word and performance for their upcoming youth festival, "The Light." Luis Crespo, Director of Youth Programming, and Isabel Bravo, Peacemaker ensemble member, spoke with Jill Hopkins about the fest and [...]
This week marks the 46th anniversary of the monumental Roe v Wade Supreme Court ruling, which made abortion legal nationwide. To mark the occasion Jill Hopkins spoke with Jennifer Welch, the President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) about the organization's 2019 initiatives, and Gov. JB Pritzker's recent vow to make Illinois the [...]
This week we caught up with a new duo on the Chicago rap scene, Free Snacks. Joshua Virtue and Ruby Watson recall how they both met at a party and immediately hit it of, something unusual, Virtue jokes, "because I normally hate rappers." Working alone, it's easy to get inside your own head, Watson said. [...]

On his new album “Resolution,” Shamir is making raw, vulnerable indie rock

The Opportunity Please Knock Chorus (a creative collaboration between Oscar Brown Jr. and the notorious Blackstone Rangers street gang) premiered 50 years ago.

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