Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins and his band presents a special performance in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, featuring guest jazz guitarist George Freemen. As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s… Learn More
A double – feature of web-series from native Chicagoans Angela Dugan and Justin Casselle. Written, produced and directed by Angela Dugan under her production company, Dugalicious Entertainment, “The Cat Lady Chronicles” is a light-hearted four-episode webseries. Twenty-something year old cat lady, Catherine, navigates life and love in LA with the help, or rather distraction, of… Learn More
Huey Gene Copeland II, Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern, and Ayana Contreras of WBEZ in dialogue about the legacy of Johnson Publishing and its ongoing effect on our black imagination.
Directed by Lance Hammer, this haunting independent film was praised by critics and was nominated for Best Film at the Independent Spirit Awards. Set in the cold winter of a rural Mississippi Delta township, newly widowed and recovering addict Marlee, struggles to raise her young son, James, alone. Inconsolable over the death and unequipped to… Learn More