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  • DuSable High School a landmark with jazz as catalyst

    DuSable High School a landmark with jazz as catalyst
    No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago. Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
  • Trice: Recalling an oasis known as Idlewild

     Trice: Recalling an oasis known as Idlewild
    Since the mid-1920s, Ann Hawkins has summered on an idyllic oasis in northwestern Michigan called Idlewild, once known by some as the Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest, but for well-to-do black folk. She grew up riding horses there, swimming in the...
  • Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History

    Margaret Burroughs dies; founder of Chicago's DuSable Museum of African American History
    Margaret Burroughs, an artist and teacher who founded the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her home on the South Side of Chicago almost 50 years ago, died Sunday of unspecified causes at home,...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Emanuel gives South Side aldermanic candidate a boost

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 2:25 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today added the personal touch to his financial support and endorsement of 17th Ward Ald. Latasha Thomas, appearing with her at a get-out-the-vote rally in advance of Tuesday's runoff election.......
  • Bank of America expands “Museums on Us” promotion

     
    Bank of America has announced the 14th season of its national “Museums on Us” program, which now includes 150 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions. Designed to increase access to the arts across the nation, the....
  • Monster Mash: David Duchovny won't travel to L.A. with LaBute play; Versace painting returned to owners

     
    Leading man: David Duchovny said he won't be in the L.A. production of Neil LaBute's "The Break of Noon" at the Geffen Playhouse. The play recently opened off-Broadway. (Showbiz 411) Home again: A painting from the art collection of murdered......
  • DuSable Museum founder was 'a model for dreaming big'

     
    Margaret Burroughs, an artist, teacher and longtime Chicago Park District commissioner, started the nationally recognized DuSable Museum of African American History in the living room of her South Side home almost 50 years ago. Mrs. Burroughs helped shape...
  • Founder of DuSable Museum dies at 95

     
    Dr. Margaret Burroughs, the principal founder of the DuSable Museum of African American History on Chicago's South Side, died today. She was 95. Dr. Margaret T. Burroughs (center) walks with Mayor Richard Daley through the Margaret T. Burroughs Gallery at...
  • Museums from coast to coast opening to military families

     
    Seven-year-old Aaron Headrick, whose father is in the Navy, was looking Monday at an ancient piece of Greek pottery while the curator explained the story depicted on it: Odysseus escaping from the cave of Polyphemus by getting the Cyclops drunk......
  • Memorial Day Holiday Week: Kelley Blue Book

    Gayle Anderson was live in Santa Monica for "KELLEY BLUE BOOK". The expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information, have announced their 2010 Top Ten lists in three different categories: Family...