Marques Houston – “Famous”

[dropcap]Famous. [/dropcap] Marques Houston has returned to his musical roots with the newly released Famous on the Silent Partner Entertainment/Shanachie Entertainment imprint.  With Famous, available now, Marques delivers 12-tracks of sensual lyricism with Marvin Gaye and D’Angelo inspired vocals. His falsetto melodies throughout the entire album. The talented singer, songwriter and actor opens with the Read More …

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts “Live To Dream” Music Festival

                                                On Saturday, September 7th, Dwyane Wade will host the “Live to Dream” Festival at Douglas Park. The Wade’s World Foundation has collaborated with the City of Chicago to provide a day Read More …

45 African American Artists create ‘Maleness to Manhood'; Open at South Side Community Art Center

[dropcap]Powerful. [/dropcap] The South Side Community Art Center (SSCAC) will host the Maleness to Manhood:  Reclamation of the Young Black Man exhibit beginning September 6th.  The exhibit features 45 noted male artists of color who are using the exhibit as a visual response to the ongoing violence and multi-layered crisis facing young Black men in Read More …

The Historic March On Washington

The March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 is widely considered the apex of the Civil Rights Movement, as it not only led directly to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but also gave the world Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s renowned “I Have Read More …

NIELSEN CELEBRATES 90 YEARS OF INNOVATION WITH CHICAGO EVENT

Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, welcomed more than 400 of Chicago’s business, media, government and community leaders to last night’s celebration of the Company’s 90th anniversary at the River East Art Center. Among those in attendance were Congressman Danny Davis; City Clerk Susana Mendoza; Susan Whiting, Read More …

Chicago’s Own NBA Champion Dwyane Wade to Host Wade’s World Weekend & Collaborate with the City Of Chicago for the “Live to Dream” Festival

On September 6th and 7th, 2013, Miami HEAT Champion and Chicago-native Dwyane Wade will return to his hometown for a weekend of events in support of his Wade’s World Foundation and the Chicago community.  This year marks 10 years of service that Dwyane and the Wade’s World Foundation have provided to communities all across the Read More …

Goodman Theatre’s “Pullman Porter Blues” Open Now!

This rollicking, music-fueled trip back in time takes us into the luxurious Pullman trains of the 1930s, where the hidden lives of African American porters emerge to take center stage and classic Blues favorites—including “Sweet Home Chicago”—come to life. It’s June of 1937, and the Panama Limited Pullman Train is speeding from Chicago to New Read More …

Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka House of Moscato = “Everyday People Brunch” Chicago Edition

Chef Roblé: “ I’m More Than Just A Chef, I’m An Entertainer” There’s no question as to what draws people to Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé Ali.  His allure engages a cultural presence from the food and events he curates to the company he keeps in his inner-circle – fashion designers, print and runway models, artists, Read More …

“I HAVE A DREAM” : How far have we come?

The March on Washington where  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his keynote address  was August 28, 1963.  This historic march is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his signature speech,  “I Have a Dream.”   He spoke directly to  250,000 people that day, with President John F. Kennedy listening attentively in the White House Read More …

Avery Sunshine!

There’s healing in honesty. Now, breathe. Avery Sunshine is without doubt a talented singer, songwriter and pianist. Her progression and accolades in the industry can attest to that. But, to me, what makes her artistry even more attractive is that she’s a storyteller. She has something to say – substance.  I guarantee when you experience Read More …