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  • Music review: Wadada Leo Smith’s 'Ten Freedom Summers,' REDCAT

     
    Josef Woodard reviews Wadada Leo Smith’s opus 'Ten Freedom Summers,' For the performances, the REDCAT stage was divided between Smith's “jazz-”minded Golden Quartet and Southwest Chamber Music....
  • On Trayvon Martin and a mom’s worst fear

     
    Although I have obsessively read and re-read news stories about Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Miami boy shot dead last month by a self-proclaimed neighborhood-watch captain in a Sanford community, I haven't been able to watch any television coverage...
  • Trayvon Martin: Gov. Rick Scott promises thorough investigation

     
    On NBC's "Meet the Press," presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Trayvon could be this generation's Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black boy who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett's killing "sparked the civil rights movement," Goodwin...
  • Guess what? We’re having a surmise party

     
    Sunday's print column Tribune graphic by Michael Miner The long-term national forecast calls for heavy speculation with intermittent innuendo and a chance of sophistry. In the hotly controversial case involving the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon...
  • California lawmakers don hoodies to protest Trayvon Martin case

     
    This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. California lawmakers donned hoodies Thursday to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer.......
  • Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years

    Ringleader of Burr Oak grave-selling scheme sentenced to 12 years
    The former director of historic Burr Oak Cemetery was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday for her role in a macabre scheme reselling occupied burial plots and dumping their first human remains in a hidden field. Carolyn Towns, 51, of Blue Island, pled...
  • Local reverend defends Obama on same-sex marriage

    Local reverend defends Obama on same-sex marriage
    The leader of President Barack Obama’s former church in Chicago has come out against statements by other African-American clergy who condemned the president’s endorsement last week of same-sex marriage. The Rev. Otis Moss III, the senior...
  • "The Ballad of Emmett Till" play in Houston

    "The Ballad of Emmett Till" play in Houston
    If you've never heard of Emmet Till, you should. Back in 1955, the 14-year-old from Chicago was visiting family in Mississippi. He stops at a store in a small town and allegedly flirts with the white woman behind the counter. Five days later his body...
  • PBS' 'Freedom Riders' marks civil rights milestone

    "American Experience" observes the 50th anniversary of a seismic event in the American civil rights movement in "Freedom Riders," an electrifying two-hour documentary premiering Monday, May 16, on PBS (check local listings). Based partly on historian...
  • New estimate on cemetery bodies: 200 to 300

    New estimate on cemetery bodies: 200 to 300
    Authorities today sharply increased the estimate of the number of bodies disinterred at Burr Oak Cemetery in southwest suburban Alsip in a scheme to illegally resell grave sites. Two hundred to 300 bodies were dug up and dumped into an isolated, weedy...
  • Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre

    Theatre review: 'The Ballad of Emmett Till' at the Fountain Theatre
  • Graduations Well Under Way; Simsbury Cops Find Pipe Bomb

    Graduations Well Under Way; Simsbury Cops Find Pipe Bomb
    Graduations are held at Miss Porter's School and Ethel Walker. Avon officials trim their budget. And Simsbury cops find a roasting chicken along roadway with a pipe bomb stuffed inside. Here is a round-up of some of the news stories from Farmington...