Meet me in Bronzeville, by Erica Terry

I’d like to formally tell the tale of a land once overflowing with cultural bliss Occupied by greatness and complemented by genius The heart of the Black Renaissance,  True core bronze.  So they call her Bronzeville To this day she still inspires Beautiful brown faces who aspire to acquire the knowledge and art of the…

Jazz Vocalist Joan Collaso at Room 43

This Sunday, November 30th, Emmy award winner and international vocalist, Joan Collaso will host a “5th Sunday Jam” in one of Bronzeville’s most relaxing and hospitable settings: Room 43, which hosts weekly sessions presented by the non-profit Hyde Park Jazz Society.  Venue Info: Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653 (773) 285-2222 Date:…

Live Jazz at Norman’s Bistro

Located in the heart of Bronzeville, Norman’s Bistro is known for its fine Creole cuisine and nightly jazz sessions. Expect everything from classic jazz, blues, and soul music, provided by a revolving lineup of established musicians. After dinner be sure to set yourself up at the bar and sip your cocktail to the sound of…

Remembering 47th Street

Who can guess the vantage point of this intersection taken in 1934? The Regal Theater to the right no longer stands today and has been replaced by a new state of the art cultural center. One of the structures to the left remains in modern times but one has to look really hard to figure…