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Monthly Archives: "July 2014"

Smokie Norful – Forever Yours

Jul 31, 2014No Comments

If you were to infuse gospel, 70’s soul and contemporary R&B; the influences of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and other male soul/R&B

Stuart Scott: Courageously Fighting Cancer

Jul 31, 2014No Comments

I recently watched a video of ESPN’s anchor Stuart Scott accepting the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPY Awards, for his ongoing inspirational

GET ON UP –THE JAMES BROWN STORY

Jul 31, 2014No Comments

The movie  – Get On Up – a big screen full feature, is the biopic on the life of James Brown opening across the country August

Profile: Chicago Artist D.A. Smart

Jul 30, 2014No Comments

“Chicago!  Chicago! My kind of town.”   I’m sure you’re familiar with that song. It’s our hometown anthem.  Did you know that Chicago has another anthem?

Movie Review: 'LUCY '

Jul 30, 2014No Comments

Starring Scarlett Johannson and Morgan Freeman Rated R Four out of Five stars Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff Japwoodruff@gmail.com   In a triumphant display of wit, insanity

20 Years Of Chicago’s Black Film Festival

Jul 30, 2014No Comments

From August 1 through 28, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival, celebrating the stories, images,

Ovani Di: Grabbing Life, Living It Fully

Jul 30, 2014No Comments

  On Monday mornings, some people will tell you what they did on their weekends: went skiing, mountain climbing, painted a deck, did charity work,

Catching Up with Tatyana Ali

Jul 24, 2014No Comments

                                By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | japwoodruff@gmail.com N’DIGO recently caught

Win! Get On Up Advance Screening Passes

Jul 21, 2014No Comments

For a chance to win advanced screening tickets to ‘Get On Up’ “like” the N’Digo page on Facebook. Synopsis:   In his follow-up to the four-time

Roger’s Review – Life Itself

Jul 18, 2014No Comments

Sunday evening I watched Life Itself alone at home in the comfort of my family room. I wanted to go to the show but didn’t

Goldie’s: Some Place To Be Somebody

Jul 15, 2014No Comments

Sometimes life happens, and whether you’ve been dealt a bad hand by external factors or been complicit in bringing about your own undoing, or a

Earth To Echo: E.T. Meets The Wonder Years

Jul 10, 2014No Comments

Earth To Echo   Starring: Teo Halm Brian “Astro” Bradley Reese C. Hartwig Ella Wahlestedt (***) It’s a big year for Brian “Astro” Bradley, until

Blackwell’s Business Evolution

Jul 03, 2014No Comments

  **Robert  Blackwell, Sr.**   has done what every good entrepreneur should do at the point of retirement or at the point of selling the business.

Bobby Womack, Legendary R&B singer-son...

Jul 03, 2014No Comments

With a stellar career of over 50 years, revered R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack died Friday June 27, 2014. He was 70 years old. Described as

Bobby Womack, Legendary R&B singer-song...

Jul 03, 2014No Comments

With a stellar career of over 50 years, revered R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Womack died Friday June 27, 2014. He was 70 years old. Described as

The 24th Annual Chosen Few Old School Reuni...

Jul 02, 2014No Comments

It’s THAT TIME of the year again.  The time of the year when HOUSE people from around the globe migrate to Chicago to reunite with