Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League present Empower, an original opera created by Chicago high school students through the groundbreaking EmpowerYouth! program.
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PRESS ROOM: Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League collaborate for the second year of EmpowerYouth

CHICAGO CRUSADER — Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League are pleased to announce details on the second year of their innovative youth program EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts. This collaborative program provides Chicago youth an opportunity to learn about the performing arts while creating an original production. […read more]

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Jay-Z’s Album Inducted Into Library Of Congress

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — It’s undeniable that rap legend Jay-Z has left an indelible mark on the music industry and he recently received a huge honor for his contributions to hip-hop and beyond. According to Billboard, his album The Blueprint has been inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry; making it the 10th hip-hop recording to join the collection. […read more]

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Updates from the Hip-Hop World [LA Sentinel]

Suge Knight recently appeared on the Howard Stern show and he had some really crazy things to say about Dr. Dre, as he accuses the good doctor of being gay, and a snitch. During the interview, Suge said Dre recently went to his P.O. and Read More