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  • Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane

    Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane
    Chicago tenor saxophone master Ari Brown first heard John Coltrane perform live when Brown was 19 years old, and several times thereafter.
  • Sam Greenlee, author of 'Spook Who Sat By the Door,' dead at 83

    Sam Greenlee, author of 'Spook Who Sat By the Door,' dead at 83
    Even into his so-called golden years, the writer Sam Greenlee was outspoken about the curious fate of his 1973 film "The Spook Who Sat by the Door." A Chicago native, Greenlee, 83, died from natural causes early Monday morning at his home. "The Spook...

    Jazz Unites might be in the hands of an Ellington concert

    Jazz Unites might be in the hands of an Ellington concert
    The concert that will unfold Sunday afternoon at the Harris Theater will be more than a tribute to Duke Ellington and more than a Mother's Day jazz soiree. It's no exaggeration to say that the performance by the Duke Ellington Orchestra with vocalist...

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance

    Susan Abrams, The CEO of tolerance
    Two weeks ago, a white supremacist opened fire outside of the Jewish Community Center and at an assisted living facility in Overland Park, Kan. He is charged with murdering three people. After his arrest, he yelled "Heil Hitler" from inside a squad car....

    Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull

    Non-fiction filmmakers to tap Chicagoans with money and pull
    Of the five films nominated for the best documentary Oscar this year, two of them — "How to Survive a Plague" and "The Invisible War" — got funding and support from Good Pitch. Two out of five. Talk about validation. Launched in the UK about...