Music

Kopano, In Their Own World

The nineteen-year-old South Shore native sits down with the Weekly to discuss donuts, dreams, and art

Kopano's "Black Women Spectra" was performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 17, 2017 (Courtesy of Kopano)

If you stopped by the Stan’s Donuts on Fairbanks and Erie this summer, you might have had the pleasure of buying a treat from the burgeoning South Side musician, artist, and activist Kopano.

Music

A Very Sonic Kind of Mind

Jazz artist and soul singer Akenya explores her eclectic background

Natalie Gonzalez

Akenya Seymour lounges on a couch in the back of the Dollop in South Loop wearing purple Converse sneakers and a matching purple crystal necklace. At home in her native Chicago, she smiles and takes a sip of water before setting her cup down as I take a seat next to her.