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Author: Ayana Contreras

The creator of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness discusses making larger-than-life art and making guitar slides out of beer bottlenecks.

Vocalo’s Ayana Contreras chatted with director Elegance Bratton in advance of the release of his feature film debut: ‘The Inspection.’

Refracting Histories, running November 10, 2022 – April 2, 2023 at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, focuses on images of the human form to make cogent commentaries regarding representation within photography’s historical canon.

Notes on the Great Migration marks the artist’s first solo exhibition in Chicago.

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.