Maywood Bookstore Owner Reflects on Father, Who Worked with Duke Ellington

Irving Bunton and the Englewood High School acapella choir, early 1960s. | Caption: Chicago Sun-Times | Below: Irving Bunton Saturday, June 18, 2016 || By COMMUNITY EDITOR During a recent segment of the Maywood-based Comcast television show, “Black Man Perspective,” Nzingha Nommo, owner of Afri-Ware Books, Gifts and Cultural Events in Maywood, shared the amazing story of her father — a musician whose choir once … Continue reading Maywood Bookstore Owner Reflects on Father, Who Worked with Duke Ellington

Maywood Restaurant to Host Billy Strayhorn Centennial Event in October; Will Honor Band Director Reginald Wright Tomorrow, Aug. 7

Billy Strayhorn (right) with longtime musical collaborator Duke Ellington.  Thursday, August 6, 2015 || By Michael Romain  “He was one of the greatest jazz composers America has produced,” begins Howard Reich’s August 4 Chicago Tribune article on the world-renowned composer Billy Strayhorn, creator of timeless classics like “Lush Life” and “Take the ‘A’ Train.” But his genius was tragically overshadowed by that of his much more … Continue reading Maywood Restaurant to Host Billy Strayhorn Centennial Event in October; Will Honor Band Director Reginald Wright Tomorrow, Aug. 7