🎤 Meet the ladies who sing from the back

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The ladies who sing from the back

These Chicago background vocalists have helped the likes of Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Otis Clay sound their best. Here their own voices take center stage.
by Deitra Farr | Read more

The pain of history
How Blood Go traces the cycles of racist medical abuse.

by Sheri Flanders Read more →

Edra Soto’s Graft project comes to the Hyde Park Art Center
The Puerto Rican artist treats her roots as a blueprint.

by Ally Fouts Read more →

Better Boy reveals an easygoing, fine-dining future at the next Monday Night Foodball
Check out Adam McFarland and Tom Rogers’s nightshade-free menu this Monday at Ludlow Liquors.

by Mike Sula Read more →

ICYMI: Just push play.

On his daily podcast, senior writer Ben Joravsky chats with some of Chicago’s best and brightest politicians, activists, and journalists.


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Mar. 23 – Apr. 5, 2023
Vol. 52, No. 12


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