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Sweet Home Chicago: From the Delta to Bronzeville

Part I. From the Delta to Bronzeville

Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago” carries a century of Chicago history from the Great Migration and growth of the Black Metropolis/Bronzeville to current efforts to reinvigorate a community that contributed substantially to national and international music culture. 413 more words

Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago: Part I. From the Delta to Bronzeville

Chicago loves telling, exploring, disputing and  embellishing its history.  The story line has been carried by icons of the built environment, milestones in the city’s development, plans for the future, cultural artifacts and Chicago personalities.Music also can carry history. 878 more words

Sweet Home Chicago

Day 9 - A Year of Writing

I apologize in advance if I don’t have a post tomorrow, as I’m flying 9 hours from London to Chicago. I had to pack today and it was rather stressful. 218 more words

Year Of Writing

Sweet Home Chicago; Sweet Home Alabama

Heard of Hansel and Gretel? They’re the bro and sis who get lost in the scary wood and seek refuge in a house made from candies, chocolate (why didn’t it melt?) and gingerbread. 271 more words

Dear Chicago

Dear Chicago,

I want to thank you. You were home to us for almost 13 years- before there was the “us” that is today. You took me in as a 22 year old girl. 254 more words

Chic City Winery Wedding

Hey, Hey Pearlies! I know that I am totally biased as this is my home town. But, is Chicago the most beautiful city in the US? 210 more words

Real Wedding

Causing a Ruckus: St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

After nearly five years in Chicago, I finally celebrated the most holy of holidays in the Second City—St. Patrick’s Day. In fact, I am pretty sure there some are folks in the city still celebrating…or recovering. 568 more words