Voice Of The Urbane



Steely Dan: Still Jamming A Lot After All These Years

Posted September 3, 2014 by David Smallwood

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 […]

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

Posted August 24, 2014 by ndigo

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, […]

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Profile: Chicago Artist D.A. Smart

Posted July 30, 2014 by Pierre Evans

“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 […]

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