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Windy City Times 2021-08-11

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HRC launches probe of president after Cuomo report is released

HRC launches probe of president after Cuomo report is released

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and its foundation have hired a prominent law firm to investigate the organization's president, Alphonso David, in helping New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo respond to accusations of sexual harassment, according to ...
HRC president implicated in Cuomo report

HRC president implicated in Cuomo report

The report finding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo violated the law by sexually harassing as many as 11 women on his staff has ensnared Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Alphonso David, The Washington Blade reported. Although ...

  News

National LGBTQ Redistricting Project launched; new census data out

National LGBTQ Redistricting Project launched; new census data out

--From a press release

Washington, DC LGBTQ Victory Fund the only national organization dedicated to electing LGBTQ leaders to public office launched a first-of-its-kind national effort to ensure LGBTQ communities ...
COVID Chicago adds 12 states to travel advisory

COVID Chicago adds 12 states to travel advisory

Chicago added 12 states to its travel advisory on Aug. 10, recommending that unvaccinated people entering the city from those areas test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival, according to NBC Chicago. The 12 new ...
News

U.S. Conference on HIV/AIDS moves to virtual

--From a press release

Aug. 10, 2021 - NMAC today announced that the 2021 US Conference on HIV/AIDS will move from an in-person conference to a virtual meeting due to the continued spread of the Delta variant of the Covid ...
Alphawood Foundation announces retirement of Executive Director Jim McDonough

Alphawood Foundation announces retirement of Executive Director Jim McDonough

--From a press release

Aug. 10, 2021 (CHICAGO) Alphawood Foundation announced the retirement of Executive Director Jim McDonough, effective Oct. 1. McDonough has served as Executive Director of the Foundation since 2012. He will continue ...
Andrew Cuomo resigns amid allegations

Andrew Cuomo resigns amid allegations

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced he is "stepping aside" from his office, according to CNN.com. After a news conference by his lawyer addressing sexual assault allegations, Cuomo said that he takes "full responsibility for ...
SPORTS Red Stars fall to Orlando 2-0

SPORTS Red Stars fall to Orlando 2-0

On Aug. 8, the Chicago Red Stars battled, but ultimately fell to the Orlando Pride 2-0 in Bridgeview, Illinois, in women's soccer action. Tatumn Milazzo led the team in touches (58) and interceptions (four), and tied ...
NATIONAL Biden nominees, San Diego crime, HRC, Fox News contributor

NATIONAL Biden nominees, San Diego crime, HRC, Fox News contributor

President Joe Biden reappointed out lesbian Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum as a commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which is an advisory post pertaining to issues of religious freedom, Gay City News reported. ...
WORLD Ghana's bill, Pride events, Gay Games, race-car driver

WORLD Ghana's bill, Pride events, Gay Games, race-car driver

Ghanaian lawmakers are facing backlash over a bill before Ghana's parliament that aims to make LGBTQ-rights advocacy illegal, Voice of America reported. Eight lawmakers are sponsoring the bill, which would impose a maximum 10-year prison sentence ...
Olympics roundup for Aug. 7-8: U.S. women set the gold standard

Olympics roundup for Aug. 7-8: U.S. women set the gold standard

At the Tokyo Olympics, the United States ended up edging China for the most gold medals won during the event (39 to 38). Below are a few reasons why, courtesy of how U.S. women performed Aug. ...
News

Canadian becomes first out trans athlete to win Olympic medal

Canadian soccer star Quinn became the first openly transgender athlete to ever win an Olympic medal following their team's gold medal-winning win over Sweden on Aug. 6, NBC News reported. Canada's 3-2 win in penalty kicks ...
News

Feigenholtz expands parental leave options for new parents

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Public school teachers and employees who are about to become new parents will have greater flexibility on how they can use their sick time for parental leave as part of a new law sponsored ...
News

Olympics roundup for Aug. 6

—Hoop, there it is: The U.S. men's basketball team captured the gold medal with a tight 87-82 victory over France, avenging an earlier loss in the tournament. Kevin Durant (who, hours before the game, had agreed ...
News

Jered Pruitt, CASL COO, honored as a Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable LGBTQ Exec

Chicago The Chinese American Service League (CASL), the largest AAPI social service agency in the Midwest, is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Jered Pruitt was honored as a Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable ...
News

Windy City Times fellowships available

Windy City Times will have four paid internships for writers available this fall as part of a new journalism education initiative, "Training the Next Generation of LGBTQ Journalists and Storytellers," in partnership with the Field Foundation. ...
Filmmakers debut Latinx-centered pandemic documentary

Filmmakers debut Latinx-centered pandemic documentary

Community members gathered at Chicago History Museum (CHM) July 22 for the debut of the locally produced documentary Seguimos Aqui: Pride, Pandemic and Perseverance as well as a conversation with that film's primary collaborators. Seguimos Aqu ...
EI urges McHenry Co. to reject policy prohibiting Pride flags on county property

EI urges McHenry Co. to reject policy prohibiting Pride flags on county property

--From a press release

Equality Illinois has urged McHenry County Board to reject a proposed policy that would prohibit the Pride flag from being flown on county property. Statement from Mike Ziri, Director of Public Policy at Equality Illinois, the ...
News

Cook County exceeds 11,000 COVID-19 deaths

--From a press release

President Preckwinkle joined representatives from the County's Medical Examiner's Office (MEO), Cook County Health (CCH) and the County's Department of Public Health (CCDPH) this morning to mark a grim pandemic ...
News

Olympics: U.S. women's soccer team wins bronze-medal game

The United States women's national team beat Australia 4-3 to win the Olympic bronze-medal match Aug. 5, with Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd each scoring twice, ESPN.com reported. It was a record-breaking evening for Lloyd, who ...
News

Olympics: Shot-putter's mother dies

Clarissa Saunders—the mother of out silver medal-winning shot-putter Raven Saunders—died Aug. 3, today.com noted. The death was confirmed to The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier by her longtime coach and ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

ART 'Young, Gifted and Black' in Chicago on Sept. 2-Dec. 11

"Young, Gifted and Black:The Lumpkin-BoccuzziFamily Collection of Contemporary Art" will be shown at Gallery 400, at 400 S. Peoria St., Sept. 2-Dec. 11. Including the work of two successive generations of Black artists, "Young, Gifted and
...
Congo Square Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season

Congo Square Theatre Company announces 2021-22 season

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Congo Square Theatre Company (Congo Square), one of the nation's premier African American theater companies, is proud to announce its 2021-22 season, a robust and dynamic mix of online and in-person programming, running the gamut ...
Sones de Mexico's 'Zulema' at Chicago venues through Sept. 2

Sones de Mexico's 'Zulema' at Chicago venues through Sept. 2

Zulema—Grammy-nominated Sones de Mexico Ensemble's new work—will be in various Chicago venues through Sept. 2. The ensemble is a Chicago folk music group that specializes in the Mexican musical tradition known as son. Zulema continues throug ...
THEATER REVIEW Rent

THEATER REVIEW Rent

Playwright: book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson At: Possibilities Theatre Company at NorthCenter Town Square, 4100 N. Damen Ave. Tickets: suggested donation $20; https://www.eventcombo.com/e/rent-43212 or ...
Market Days returns as acts provide plenty of tunes and drama

Market Days returns as acts provide plenty of tunes and drama

One of the largest outdoor street festivals in the Midwest, Market Days began in 1982 and returned in 2021 for the 39th time. The Lake View area outdoor celebration ran Aug. 6-8 after being cancelled the ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Did you see my Apple interview (with Zane Lowe)? I think I look damn good. I could still play Mama Rose." Barbra Streisand in an interview to promote her new CD, Release Me 2. It sounds like ...
'Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright' opens Sept. 24

'Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright' opens Sept. 24

Wrightwood 659, at 659 W. Wrightwood Ave., is presenting "Romanticism to Ruin: Two Lost Works of Sullivan and Wright" a dual exhibition exploring two of these architects' long-demolished masterpieces. Said masterpieces ...
SHOWBIZ Frank Ocean, NPH, Playboy-era film, Vogue model

SHOWBIZ Frank Ocean, NPH, Playboy-era film, Vogue model

Miranda Lambert video below

Frank Ocean will headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2023 three years after he was originally supposed to, according to co-founder Paul Tollett, Billboard noted. The Goldenvoice CEO broke the news in an interview with ...
Lollapalooza features the most diverse lineup seen in 30 years

Lollapalooza features the most diverse lineup seen in 30 years

The huge outdoor festival Lollapalooza celebrated its 30th anniversary July 29-Aug. 1—to full capacity. A livestream was broadcast in 2020 to keep in the spirit alive due to a pandemic, forcing a year's postponement for in ...
Angelica Ross gets 'Fierce' for Market Days

Angelica Ross gets 'Fierce' for Market Days

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Angelica Ross was destined for great things in the future. After struggling with jobs for many years herself, Ross created TransTech Social Enterprises as an incubator for finding transgender talent in the ...
Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Goes On Sale August 11

Rent 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour Goes On Sale August 11

--From a press release

CHICAGO (August 5, 2021) — Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets for The RENT 25TH Anniversary Farewell Tour will go on sale on Wednesday, August 11. The RENT 25TH Anniversary Farewell Tour is the ...
Lips Drag Queen Show Palace celebrates two years with grand reopening

Lips Drag Queen Show Palace celebrates two years with grand reopening

--From a press release

CHICAGO Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, today announced they will celebrate two years on Chicago's iconic Motor Row with reimagined performances, a new show night and a dynamic new cast to deliver its one-of-a-kind ...
Chenoweth and Menzel to co-host 'Wicked in Concert' PBS special

Chenoweth and Menzel to co-host 'Wicked in Concert' PBS special

PBS's Wicked in Concert special on Aug. 29 will be co-hosted by the musical's original Broadway stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, Deadline reported. The event is slated to feature performances by Mario Cantone, Gavin Creel, ...
Entertainment

Olympics: U.S. women's basketball team advances to semis

At the Tokyo Olympics, the U.S. women's basketball team advanced to the semifinals thanks to a 79-55 victory over Australia on Aug. 4. Last month in Las Vegas, the Australians stunned the Americans in an exhibition ...
THEATER REVIEW School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

THEATER REVIEW School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play

Don't be fooled by the title. If you arrive at the Goodman Theatre expecting a cross-ethnic copy of the seminal 2004 Hollywood film involving spoiled, shallow, WASP-y suburban teenagers and their clueless parents, you won't find ...
MUSIC Marie Osmond talks Sound of Music, Ravinia, lesbian daughter [UPDATE]

MUSIC Marie Osmond talks Sound of Music, Ravinia, lesbian daughter [UPDATE]

The multitalented performer Marie Osmond continues to hit milestones in her more than five-decade-long career. She became a country music star with a cover of "Paper Roses" and then took over television with Donny & Marie, ...
Hell in a Handbag Productions announces 20th anniversary season

Hell in a Handbag Productions announces 20th anniversary season

--From a press release

CHICAGO (August 3, 2021) — Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to return to the stage, marking its 20th Anniversary Season with new and familiar works that embrace Handbag's mission of the preservation and celebration ...
ATTRACTIONS Chicago's First Lady offers a premium architectural tour

ATTRACTIONS Chicago's First Lady offers a premium architectural tour

Recently, USA Today selected the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Chicago's First Lady cruise as the best boat tour in the country—and it's easy to see why. (By the way, it also was voted the top boat tour ...
Uptown Art Week to bring 40 new murals to Chicago

Uptown Art Week to bring 40 new murals to Chicago

The 2nd annual Uptown Art Week, hosted by Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce, will feature more than 150 pieces of public art including more than 40 new works going up on walls around ...
THEATER TimeLine announces leadership changes, new venue

THEATER TimeLine announces leadership changes, new venue

TimeLine Theatre Company announced that Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman will be transitioning her responsibilities away from day-to-day management of the company in order to focus exclusively on the project ...

  Outlines

Five Worth Finding: Gerber/Hart, 'Mr. Soul!,' S'mores desserts and more

Five Worth Finding: Gerber/Hart, 'Mr. Soul!,' S'mores desserts and more

Stacks of Laughter: Gerber/Hart Library and Archives, 6500 N. Clark St.. will host a comedy benefit, "Stacks of Laughter," on Saturday, Sept. 18. At 6 p.m., there will be a VIP reception with local historian John ...
AUTOS 2021 BMW 430i: Hard Top or Soft?

AUTOS 2021 BMW 430i: Hard Top or Soft?

This year's BMW 430i xDrive really is the classic sportscar. You can get it as a coupe or as a convertible, the only two trims available. Basically, it's just two doors and you can have it with a year-round hard top ...





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