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  • Review: Mitchell and Madhubuti unveil 'Liberation Narratives'

    Review: Mitchell and Madhubuti unveil 'Liberation Narratives'
    Virtuoso flutist Nicole Mitchell has penned several extended suites, but none quite like the one she unveiled Friday night at La Follette Park, on North Laramie Avenue.
  • Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz

    Nicole Mitchell, Haki Madhubuti merge poetry, jazz
    Nearly 25 years ago, a young musician walked into the South Side offices of Third World Press looking for a job. She had no experience in publishing, no college degree and no connections in Chicago. She would go on to become one of the most admired...

    Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

    Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight
    Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists. That he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film...

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park
    Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...