Nikko Washington pays homage to his youth through art

Looking at Nikko Washington’s artwork, the first feature that captures your attention is his use of bold colors in his portraitures. The 25-year-old School of the Art Institute artist recently wrapped up a major solo exhibit at Café Logan at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. The “53 ‘til Infinity” creator pays homage […]

Distinguished lecturer ruminates on Thelonious Monk at HP Jazz Fest

Considered one of the most important composers and pianists in 20th-century music, Thelonious Monk is one of the most enigmatic figures of his era. Noted professor Robin D.G. Kelley will be delivering a lecture titled Thelonious Monk: An American Original based on his highly acclaimed 2009 book, Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American […]