Festival of Life Tag

Over the years, the soothing vocals of Melvin and the Blue Notes have delivered some of the greatest songs of our time and have shaped the history of R&B. Best known for songs such as “Wake Up Everybody,” “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” “Hope That We Can Be Together Soon,” “The Love I Lost,” “I Miss You,” just to name a few. Many of their hits have been re-recorded by other artists, including Simply Red, David Ruffin, Jimmy Somerville, Sybil, Kanye West, Jay-Z, and John Legend. Sanchez, who is makingRead More
Chicago’s largest July 4th weekend celebration, the African/Caribbean International Festival of Life (IFOL) is moving from Washington Park on the South side to historic Union Park in the West loop. For nearly 20 years the IFOL was located in Washington Park in Chicago’s Hyde Park community where it drew thousands of Chicagoans and national and international visitors to the annual four day celebration of African and Caribbean culture. “We are making the move due to popular demand,” said Martin’s International Culture president Ephraim Martin, producers of the event.” “It alsoRead More