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  • Joel DaSilva: Still hungry

    Joel DaSilva: Still hungry
  • David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...

    Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam

    Push for blues, jazz showcase on old Motor Row gains steam
    It will take some time and a good amount of money, but city planners hope the historic Motor Row stretch of South Michigan Avenue will one day become a living showcase for the city’s blues and jazz legacies. To help make that happen, a City Council...

    Etching Negro League names in stone

    Etching Negro League names in stone
    Armed with a yellow bucket filled with cleaning supplies, Jeremy Krock made his way toward the grave of John Donaldson, who was interred at Burr Oak Cemetery more than 40 years ago. Krock, 53, an anesthesiologist from Peoria, spruces up Donaldson's grave...

    Poetry is everywhere, if you listen

    Poetry is everywhere, if you listen
    They are the overlooked of the literary world, and so you never hear mentioned the names of William James Dixon or Cora Walton or McKinley Morganfield when people gather to talk about great Chicago writers. Don't know those names? Understandable. But you...