The Many Journeys to Flamenco at Chicago Flamenco Festival 2017
The Grammys only acknowledge a portion of commercial music, so we dove into the culture of music for an extensive list of music they missed…
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 9, 2017
If you scan over any music show listing in Chicago, you most likely won’t see a lack of local and international metal bands performing across the city. The genre is powerfully showcased in a range of styles. Whether you’re down for deathcore or symphonic, to power metal and everything in between – like glam, doom, […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 7, 2017
We’re a week away from one of the most watched awards shows on television, The Grammys, which is broadcasting live on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS. The event, now in its 59th year, continues to garner all sorts of trending attention which is great for independent artists like Carla Morrison.
By Alma Campos on February 7, 2017
On January 26th, Donald Trump ordered his administration to publish weekly crimes of immigrants and crack down on “sanctuary” cities that protect immigrants from deportation, threatening to withhold funds from these cities if they refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The same day, a group of friends and I (Samuel Du […]
The fight for immigrant’s rights has been all too long and full of roadblocks, but despite the massive attacks that we are currently facing, it continues, gaining strength and wisdom from our stories. Filmmaker Mario Contreras documents the struggle through the lens of his family and explores the power of names, both in his family […]
By Luz Chavez on February 6, 2017
Trump’s first two weeks in office can be called many things–above all, draining. Every day has seen a new attack against equal human rights, with marginalized communities taking the brunt of the blow. Our communities are on edge, glued to television newscasts and social media feeds to hear the latest assault, and, in turn, the latest emergency protest. Our […]
By Ondas Chicago on February 3, 2017
Press Release Teatro Vista is set to present the world premiere of Ike Holter’s newest play The Wolf at The End of The Block, on Sat, Feb. 4 at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre. Tickets available here. The Wolf at The End of The Block is set in the same fictional, South side Chicago neighborhood as Ike’s more recent works above, and […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 1, 2017
House of Vans Chicago will open its doors on Feb. 3 with special live performances from Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.
We tend to steer our ears toward Lat/alt sounds because we love the endless variety of music from that ‘genre’ but we also just love to listen to anything that makes us feel. From neo soul to heartfelt gritty blues, we enjoy music that evokes an emotion, a moment in time or that joy and […]
El Machete Illustrated is a weekly series by political cartoonist Eric J. Garcia.
By Luz Chavez on January 24, 2017
Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night! This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings […]