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A noted African-American theater company is moving its popular show about the discovery of Jesus in a manger, staging it in the poor, violence-stricken Englewood neighborhood to illustrate how hope can be found in unexpected places. The South Side debut...
Ben Affleck appeared in Washington yesterday to meet with Hillary Clinton and John Kerry about violence in the Congo. Affleck is founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, which seeks to curb the massive number of killings in that country (5 million in 14...
Long itinerant but a survivor, the Congo Square Theatre Company has landed in the old Black Ensemble space at 4520 N. Beacon St. It feels like the right home, partly for matters of history (Black Ensemble Theatre and the Organic Theatre both thrived...
Tags: Human Interest, Arts and Culture
Chicago has a plethora of holiday shows each and every year — and I’ll be reviewing enough of them over the next couple of weeks to put Rudolph in rehab. But based on many years of seasonal theater-going, here are 10 of our potential favorites...
Alexander Skarsgard swings to 'Tarzan' frontrunner: Thesp is David Yates' choice for Warner Bros. adaptationVariety"True Blood" star Alexander Skarsgard has emerged as the frontrunner to topline David Yates' "Tarzan" movie at Warner Bros. An imposing physical presence at 6'4", Skarsgard is Yates' choice to play the vine-swinging hero, sources tell Variety. Skarsgard...
VarietyTORONTO -- Montreal helmer Kim Nguyen's "War Witch" is Canada's foreign language Oscar candidate it was announced Tuesday by Telefilm Canada, which chairs the pan-Canadian selection committee. The 90-minute French and Lingala-language pic was shot in...
KIAHEbony and Ivory are supposed to live in perfect harmony. It’s just too bad the ivory in the Congo is sitting in fear instead of harmony! Poaching elephants for their ivory tusks is the worst the Garamba National Park’s Chief Ranger has seen...
Tags: Hayden Panettiere, National Parks
Rep. Todd Akin's fame - more accurately, his infamy - now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of ''The Vagina Monologues'' and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter castigating last week's...
Leonard PittsRep. Todd Akin's fame -- more accurately, his infamy -- now reaches all the way to the Congo. There, Eve Ensler, the award-winning American author of "The Vagina Monologues" and herself a survivor of rape, wrote an open letter castigating last week's...
VarietyThe Hollywood/Africa axis has never been greater. A-listers are not only using their influence, they're rolling up their sleeves and lending a hand to help solve the continent's devastating problems. The good news: Charlize Theron, Alicia Keys, Ben...
The loss of 5,000 forest elephants to poachers in northern Republic of Congo over the past five years makes protected areas for Africa’s dwindling wildlife more important than ever, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Conservationists...
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