The Chicago neighborhood has turned round and round to the rhythms of jazz, soul, gospel and blues. Its noble clarion has spiraled across the country through novels, poetry, politics and hip-hop. Time has circled back. Bronzeville is an opportunity that Chicago cannot afford to miss. The South Side neighborhood that transitioned from “The Black Metropolis” in the early 20th Century to an urban planning blight is returning, as sure as the sun rises over Lake Michigan.
On July 12, 1979, the Chicago rock station WLUP-FM and the Chicago White Sox collaborated on a twinight double-header originally called Teen Night. After the events of that evening, it would come to be known as Disco Demolition.