| May 28, 2014
| 2:13 PM
The pioneering, multi-talented artist and civil rights advocate Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known as a prolific poet and memoirist. But over the course of her freewheeling life, which included stints as a dancer, singer,...
| Mar 28, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, marks the 100th anniversary of the first professional baseball game at what is now Wrigley Field. The Chicago National League Ball Club LLC will, of course, promote this anniversary with a special logo and various historical...
| Nov 29, 2013
Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year.
A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole.
“That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
| Nov 29, 2013
The Thanksgiving tables have been cleared. The leftovers are packed in the refrigerator. And party planners have turned their thoughts to the remaining days of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrations.
But for many it's hard to give up...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 1:39 PM
If you are a nut, then you may want to consider leaving town.
The holiday season is bringing several “Nutcracker” ballets to South Florida.
Here’s a roundup of 11 “Nutcrackers” you shouldn’t miss:
| Nov 29, 2013
| 11:54 AM
El Cascanueces ("The Nutcracker") es sinónimo con la Navidad, y aquí le presentamos algunas adaptaciones de esta obra clásica el sur de Florida.
MIAMI YOUTH BALLET
Versión coreografiada por Yanis Pikieris y Marielena Mencia para 100 bailadores...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:14 AM
For the first time in three years, the city of Glendale hosted a Christmas tree-lighting event in Parcher Plaza at City Hall.
While the city still erected a tree and decorated it in the past, tight budgeting prompted officials to nix the roughly $2,000...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
The Hampton University Museum will host its annual Holiday and Kwanzaa Marketplace on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7.
The museum shop specializes in African and African-American art gifts, perfect for celebrating the Kwanzaa holiday. Gifts range...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Dear readers, we've come to the end of a year.
It's time for my poem, delivered with cheer.
I write it with gusto and plot it out happily.
I swing for the bleachers, like Papi and Napoli.
By bringing you joy, I couldn't be happier
If I had the...
| Aug 14, 2013
It's not a typo: The South Central L.A. Tea Party exists, and Jesse Lee Peterson takes a bow for founding it. He's also president and founder of the 23-year-old black bootstraps group Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny, or BOND, and serves as...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 1:02 PM
The weeklong Kwanzaa holiday begins Wednesday and crowds are expected to gather in South Los Angeles to kick off the celebration. The 36th annual KwanZaa Gwaride Parade and Festival is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams and......