The Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

By Farrah Turenne Good things come in threes and within less than a month, The Shrine entertainment venue at 2109 South Wabash will have presented concerts by three legends from the Golden Age of Hip Hop – Kool G Rap on December 19; Talib Kweli on December 23; and KRS-One this coming Friday, January 16. Read More …

Let Mavis “Take You There!”

                                                          The performance list for this incredible evening of entertainment just keeps growing, so much so that it’s got to be an all-night thang next Wednesday, November Read More …

Steely Dan: Still Jamming A Lot After All These Years

I told my twenty-something model actress friend that I had tickets to see Steely Dan. She said, “Great. Who’s he?!” I smiled and thought of the lyrics to the group’s song Hey Nineteen: “She don’t remember the Queen of Soul,” then looked my pretty friend over and shrugged it off while thinking of another line Read More …

Visual Re-Cap: Chicago’s West Side Music Festival

The Chicago Westside Music Festival (WSMF) created an unforgettable summertime music experience on Saturday, August 16th with safe, entertaining family-fun focused atmosphere. Throughout the day, guests experienced a dynamic group “Chicago’s Own” talent which included Terisa Griffin, La Obra, and Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective, Chas, Charles “Buddy” Love, Tina Jenkins Crawley, Aryk Crowder, 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 …

N’The Loop June 28 |Corey Barksdale Performing at 29th Chicago Gospel Music Fest

Corey Barksdale is an anointed and gifted singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist, whose faith in God and transparency keeps him grounded. His tremendous vocal talent and versatile songwriting abilities have granted him opportunities to share his music on several platforms. A native of Chicago, IL, singing and songwriting quickly became a constant early on in Read More …

New Music: Chicago Artist Melissa Clark

From Chicago Public Schools Educator to now embracing her dreams of becoming a recording artist, Melissa Clark is ready to share her story and journey with the world. Breaking out with the self-written “Gold”, produced by “Oceans” singer/songwriter K’Jon, Clark offers an introspective groove with pure R&B intonation. “It’s everything that defines me as an Read More …

Win A Pair of Tickets to See “Motown the Musical!”

How well do you know your Motown Trivia? Answer ALL the following questions correctly and you may be the lucky person chosen to attend! Please email scosby@ndigo.com with your entry. What is Motown’s top selling album to date? What famous Motown song was featured in the 1998 movie “You’ve Got Mail” starring Tom Hanks and Read More …

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Singer Donica Lynn’s “Today’s A Good Day” Concert Pays Tribute to Cancer Warriors

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave., with doors opening at 7:30 pm. The “Today’s A Good Day” concert pays tribute and lends an understanding heart and song to all those affected, in any way, Read More …