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Timuel Black goes to D.C.

Timuel Black goes to D.C.

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Venerated historian, teacher and civil rights activist Timuel Black was honored in Washington, D.C., on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Black, 94, traveled to the nation’s capital to receive the honor last month. Martin Luther King Jr. asked Black to organize locally to bring Chicagoans to the(…)

Stores, parking begin to open at Harper Court

Stores, parking begin to open at Harper Court

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The first retailers in Harper Court opened to the public last week. Athletic shoe retailer Villa, 5230 S. Lake Park Ave., opened over Labor Day weekend with an opening celebration last Friday. AT&T, which previously operated at 1457 E. 53rd St., relocated next to Villa and Starbucks, which formerly sat(…)

Review: “The Color Purple”

RECOMMENDED Where: The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. When: through Oct. 27 Tickets: $22-$59 Phone: 773-325-1700 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic After the opening number of the new production of “The Color Purple” at the Mercury Theater, I was seriously worried. It had all the earmarks of a high school or college show. Bob(…)

Celebrating the later years

By ANDREW HOLZMAN The question I’m probably asked most, and yet am least prepared to answer, is, “Why did you get started working with seniors?”  When it comes to the work I’m doing in Chicago, the answer is actually easy. Last Christmas, it felt very strange not having someone to plan a holiday party for,(…)

HPAC “Crossover”

Artist Susan Marshall from the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago will host a discussion titled “Crossover: an immersive conversation a participatory event,” Sept. 16 to Sept. 19, at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. Discussion topics will include crossover forms that defy categorization. The discussion is a part of The Dance(…)

“The Rathbones” author at 57th Books

Author Janice Clark will read from her first novel, “The Rathbones,” at 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., tomorrow from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The book by the Chicago-based Clark takes place in her native Connecticut, where a 15-year-old and her uncle embark upon a nautical adventure exploring the history of the book’s(…)

Opening for exhibit on local barriers

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The opening reception for the exhibit, “The Distance Between,” currently on display at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., and the Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd., will take place Sunday, Sept. 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Like the show — which runs through Sept.(…)

Ray, Bret Harte in school news

Ray, Bret Harte in school news

Teacher Survey for Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. Ray school is seeking community input on its arts teaching position. Due to Chicago Public Schools budget cuts, the school can only hire one teacher and must decide whether that teacher should be a visual arts or music teacher. To take Ray’s two-question survey, visit(…)