Arts Incubator: Off the Record Pt. 2: booker t. soultreyne rekkid release

Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound design created during avery r. young’s 2012-13 Arts and Public Life residency. “booker t. soltreyne: a race rekkid” is a collection of songs that speak to relations in race, gender, Read More …

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier – The Activist

Bishop Arthur M. Brazier was committed to his call as a minister and a pastor; however, he recognized early in his life a need for being actively involved in the civic life of Chicago, and particularly in the community in which his church resided, Woodlawn. He began his community work with the Industrial Areas Foundation Read More …

The Preachers of L.A.: Message or Personal Agenda?

This Reality TV get-attention quick gimmick is running a strong course. As exhausting as it may be, there’s still a draw egging people to be all in-tune with the lives of celebrities and public figures. The business has proven to be profitable, however, integrity gets a kick in the arse, immediately. Everyone wants a piece Read More …

Young Professionals’ Networking and Fundraising Mixer at BlackFinn Ameripub

Join Stand for a Cause as they partner with BlackFinn Ameripub, River North’s newest spot, for their October Young Professionals Mixer on October 24th from 6 to 9pm. Opened in September 2013 and located at the epicenter of Chicago’s River North, Blackfinn is a lively restaurant and bar perfect for the socially savvy professional. Mix Read More …

It’s Here! Diddy Launches ‘Revolt’ TV with Time Warner Cable

Revolt TV has arrived, and its first stop was the home of one of hip hop’s most influential artists. Sean Combs threw on his classic Puff Daddy moniker one more time to launch the music cable network last night. Staying true to the cabler’s promise of live programming, Combs offered live inspirational words to those Read More …

Janelle Monae: The ‘Electric Lady’ Glides Through The Chi

Flashing a contagious smile and her signature black and white, singer/songwriter Janelle Monae made a stop in Chicago as part of the “Electric Lady” tour. No stranger to the Chi, she was here promoting her album a few months back and invited guests to a private listening session and buggied down the soul train line Read More …

Fashion Focus Chicago + Chevrolet® + Project ThYck

[dropcap]CURVES. [/dropcap]   During Fashion Focus Chicago, the city’s official fashion week, Chevrolet® and charity organization Project ThYck, will debut the first-ever exclusive couture showcase for the full-figured and curvy on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel, 163 E. Walton Place, in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast district. [dropcap]COUTURE.[/dropcap]   The Read More …

THE ANOINTED HARVESTERS PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIAN KEYES

Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “ Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Read More …

George Tillman Gets Career Achievement Honor At Chicago Film Festival

By Stacey Lewis Traveling the world in two weeks is no longer a privilege reserved for the elite few, as the 49th installment of the Chicago International Film Festival will take viewers on a complete world tour, all while they remain in the comfort of their movie theatre seats. The highly anticipated event, which runs Read More …

UCAN Breaks Ground on Modern $34.4 Million Campus in North Lawndale

  An energetic crowd of more than 200 North Lawndale residents, elected officials and others were on hand on Sept. 12 as youth service organization UCAN held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new state-of-the-art $34.4 million campus in North Lawndale at 3605 W. Fillmore St. Participants included (from left): John Nichols,  vice chairman, Marmon Group; Illinois. Read More …