Chicago Playwright Victor Gulley’s “A Taste Of Theater Festival 2014”

Victor Gulley is preparing for the opening of his theater festival, which is being presented by his company, A Taste of Theater Co. This 2nd annual showcase promises to educate both actors and playwrights, via workshops and hands on training by Shelly Garrett. Mr. Garrett is the creator of the legendary stage play Beauty Shop, Read More …

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Damon Williams

NDIGO.COM: Are you a native of Chicago? DAMON WILLIAMS: Yes. I’m a born and raised Southsider, originally from Englewood; 6618 S. Greenwood. I went to Dumas Elementary. NDIGO.COM: Where did you grow up? DAMON WILLIAMS: We “moved on up” to the Beverly neighborhood in 1973.  My mom bought a house on Winston, just off Ashland. Read More …

Profile: Chicago Artist D.A. Smart

“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?  This anthem you won’t hear being sang by Frank Sinatra.  Instead, you’ll hear it being rapped and bumping from the speakers of cars on the street.  Our other anthem is Read More …

The 24th Annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic

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 family, old friends and enjoy one of the largest outdoor house parties on Earth.  Saturday, July 5, 2014 is the date for the 24th Annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Read More …

On Q with Curtis McClain

  Welcome to House Notes, where you get caught up and introduced to everything House.  House music is a genre of dance music that started here in Chicago in the early 1980’s.  It is derived from disco, but taken to another level.  It incorporates strong vocals, moving beats and percussions, but has the spirit of Read More …

“Fathers, Please Stand UP!”

This is to the MEN! Fathers that are doing their part in raising their children, I commend you! Fathers that are helping to raise productive sons and daughters, their mothers commend you! Fathers that teach their sons how to respect themselves, respect their elders and respect themselves, society commends you! Fathers that are teaching their Read More …

Arsenio Hall Late Night is Cancelled

It was just recently announced that “The Arsenio Hall Show” has been canceled. After just one season of the return of the ground-breaking late night show, CBS said in a statement: “Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did Read More …