Come hear the blues

The Illinois Alliance presents a post-Thanksgiving karaoke event 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at 5924 W. Chicago. Saxophonist Ike Carothers will be the special guest.

West Side girls tap dance to a bigger world

Female dancers from Chicago’s West and South Sides recently performed at La Follette Park in Austin as part of the 2017 Peacebook Festival hosted by Collaboration Theater Company. They’ve performed in other Chicago neighborhoods, too.