Jazz singer Alyssa Allgood shares lessons about self-love, vulnerability

Alyssa Allgood sings alongside saxophonist Chris Madsen

By Antonia Mufarech Medill Reports It’s 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday at Winter’s Jazz Club in Streeterville.  The lights dim as audience members sip a martini or glass of red wine. Tonight, saxophonist Chris Madsen joins vocalist Alyssa Allgood to celebrate the 1960s American jazz duo of Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderley. Allgood walks toward […]

Tanta turns 10: Meet the Peruvian restaurant’s executive chef

Roberto Rocha, Tanta Chicago’s executive chef

By Antonia Mufarech Medill Reports    Surrounded by colorful quipus (knotted cords used by the Incas to store information) hanging from the ceiling that contrast with his gray uniform, executive chef Roberto Rocha checks the freshly plated lomo saltado (a traditional Peruvian stir fry over rice) that enters the dining area.  He usually hangs around […]

Families gather to celebrate Year of the Rabbit in Chinatown

By Antonia Mufarech Medill Reports Video Transcript: Alexander Wong, Seven Star Lion Dance Group dancer: I think lion dancing means family. You know, for Chinese people it’s a very warming thing, you know. For like New Year’s, it brings people together. ALTHOUGH THE COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF THOSE IN CALIFORNIA, THE YEAR OF THE […]