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Author: Ayana Contreras

Exhibition takes work from confines of the Art Institute’s collection and into host’s homes.

The otherworldly-voiced singer, endorsed by the likes of Anita Baker and Lakeith Stanfield, is mindfully carrying on a tradition that she clearly treasures.

Reporter Adriana Gallardo discusses the lasting impact of workers’s rights violations carried out by El Milagro Tortillas — the provider of a culturally significant food staple for many in Chicago’s Latinx community.

On Sunday July 31, Ayana Contreras sat down under a walnut tree at the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa to talk with trumpeter, composer and activist Keyon Harrold.

Last night’s opening set at Salt Shed absolutely shimmered, supported by a triple bill that showcased the exciting connectivity between Chicago and London’s young jazz scenes.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley features multiple generations of jazz change agents, rocket fuel if you will, all in the name of expanding the definition of the music.

Chicago rapper/activists Mother Nature and producer Renzell celebrate Mother Earth on new EP: a batch of lovely-melodic yet razor-sharp music.

Festival organizers are bringing back the event’s community enrichment program.

Vocalo presents the multihyphentate artist at Thalia Hall Wednesday June 8.

Jazz drummer, beat scientist and bandleader Makaya McCraven keeps past music alive — but puts his own spin on it.