Jul 23, 2014
On his tenth album the MC who helped put Chicago's scene on the map delivers a grim, uneven, and occasionally compelling portrait of inner-city violence.
by Leor Galil
Hip-Hop, Music, Common, Nobody's Smiling, Kingdom, Rewind That, The Neighborhood, Lil Herb, Welcome to Fazoland, Curtis Mayfield, King Louie, Big Sean, Diamonds, No I.D., Twilite Tone, Video
May 9, 2013
What's on the
Reader's Agenda for Thursday, May 9.
by Hannah Lorenz
Do This, Arts, Tree House Humane Society, Kittypalooza, Martyrs', My My My, Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires, Super Fly, Curtis Mayfield, Muscle Shoals, Philadelphia International, Peter Margasak, Paul & the Tall Trees, Metro, John Francis Daley, Freaks and Geeks, Horrible Bosses, CineYouth Festival, Columbia College
Artist on Artist,
May 22, 2012
"Kids don't listen to Obama—they listen to 50 and Drake, and they'll actually listen to Obama because Drake said so"
Artist on Artist, De La Soul, Posdnous, Rhymefest, Kevin Mercer, A Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers, Native Tongues, Black Sheep, Che Smith, social consciousness, hip-hop, Drake, LL Cool J, B Real, Redman, Common, Heavy D, Teenage Fanclub, happiness, Barack Obama, homosexuality, gay marriage, Curtis Mayfield, Paul Robeson, Harry Belafonte, Stevie Wonder
Feb 10, 2012
Nine of my favorite soul tracks that push for a better world
by Mick Dumke
Music, Politics, Clout City, Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, D'Angelo, Sly and the Family Stone, the Dramatics, Marvin Gaye, Labelle, Donny Hathaway, "The Tracks of My Tears, " Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, soul, soul music, politics, Variations on a Theme, Video
Feb 1, 2012
Don Cornelius, creator of
Soul Train, is dead at 75
by J.R. Jones
Film, Music, Don Cornelius, Curtis Mayfield, Soul Train, Jake Austen, Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America, VH1, Gene Siskel Film Center, dance programs, soul music, Video
News & Features,
Apr 7, 2011
Jerry "Iceman" Butler was an A-list soul singer, playing with Curtis Mayfield and Otis Redding. Today, he mulls taxes and health care as the longest-serving member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.
by Ted Cox
Feature, Jerry "Iceman" Butler, The Impressions, Sam Gooden, Arthur Brooks, Richard Brooks, Curtis Mayfield, Cook County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Robert Steele, the Roosters, Northern Jubilee Gospel Singers, Vee Jay Records, Philadelphia International, Mayor Harold Washington, Congressman Bobby Rush, John Stroger, President Toni Preckwinkle, Commissioner William Beavers, Commissioner Larry Suffredin
Mar 7, 2008
A new documentary about Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions premieres at the Chicago Cultural Center.