May 16, 2014

from N'DIGO: Jazz in the Grazz--having fun Chicago style

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So, do you think we will ever get to the beach this year?

Food Desert Politics . . .

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So is it about the food desert or is about food politics? Alderman Leslie Hairstonof the 5th Ward has had a vacancy in the Jeffrey Plaza at 71st and Jeffrey for awhile. The Mayor reads about the African American downward turn in the polls and the Mariano's Fresh Food Grocer announces they are moving into the heart of Bronzeville with a new store built from ground up at 39th and King Drive? So is it politics or is about food? Just asking.
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New Sculpture in Millennium Park. . .

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In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Millennium Park will feature a special installation of work by Jaume Plensa, the world-renowned sculptor and creator of one of the Park’s most prominent attractions, the Crown Fountain. The installation will open to the public on Wednesday, June 18 and remain on display through December 2015; it is free and open to the public.
“Looking Into My Dreams, Awilda,” is made of resin and stands 38 feet tall.

Barbara Walters . . .

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Barbara Walters is retiring from the day but she is not going away. She remains on contract with ABC to do specials in prime time and she will continue to pursue bit-tickets interviews and create new shows. In other words, she will do not what she wants to because she has the most seniored. What a way to go. Bravo.
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Was she fired because she is a woman? . . .

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Jill Abramson "replaced" at the New York Times
Was Jill Abramson, Editor of The New York Times fired because she is a woman is the buzz question in the media industry. She broke the glass ceiling and then what. She was paid less than her male predecessor and perhaps held to a different standard. Is this discrimination?

Jazz in the Grazz 2014 . . .

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Chicago State University begins its 5th Annual Jazz in the Grazz free summer concert series featuring jazz artists. This year's line up includes Ray Silkman for June 18, Carlos Cannon on June 25, Marzette Griffith on July 9, The Voiceson July 16, Taylor Moore on Junly 23, Adam Emil on July 30, Dee Alexander on August 6, Avian Hightower on August 13, Irvin Pierce for August 20, Margaret Murphy on September 3 and Teresa Griffin raps it up on September 10.
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Candi Staton New Recording. . .

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In her six-decade career Grammy Award nominated singer Candi Staton has dabbled in country, blues, gospel and dance music. Her 27th CD “Life Happens” (Beracah/Fame Records) combines all of those elements on the 14-song set of “The veteran R&B star delivers a smart and often sassy concept album about romance, featuring timeless Southern soul.
“Life Happens” has debuted at #2 on the iTunes Blues chart. The new project is the first non-gospel album that Staton’s ever released on her own Beracah Records label.

Chicago's Gospel Contest . . .

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UBM Chicago's latest media addition launches a new Gospel radio station. Meanwhile the search is on looking for the best local gospel solo artist and the best gospel choir. The contest ends at the end of the month. It culminates with great concerts on May 23, May 24 and May 25. Tickets are available online. Darius Brooks selects the best gospel solo finalist. And Walt Whitman's Soul Children are featured on May 25th. The concerts will be held at the Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church, 4100 South King Drive.
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