WIN! Advanced Screening: Focus starring Will Smith

                Win! “Like” N’Digo on Facebook for a chance to win tickets! SYNOPSIS: Nicky (Will Smith), a veteran con artist, takes a novice named Jess (Margot Robbie) under his wing. While Nicky teaches Jess the tricks of the trade, the pair become romantically involved; but, when Jess gets Read More …

The Soulful Vocal Talents of Michael Avery

By Charlie Ainslie (N’DIGO Editor David Smallwood contributed to this story.) Chicago-based singer Michael Avery can’t remember the moment he wanted to become a professional musician. “It’s all I’ve ever known, I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t sing,” he says. “I could take a break for a minute, but I would Read More …

Getting Ready for Rounders 2

              “Last November, during an interview with Late Show host David Letterman, Edward Norton spurred excitement for Rounders fans everywhere when he said that a sequel for the cult classic is a “possibility.” “I think there is a possibility of it,” he said. “Yeah, we couldn’t have had more fun Read More …

20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of 100 Stars”!

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the DuSable Museum of African-American History will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of one of Chicago’s most popular social events – the A Night Of 100 Stars Gala. This black-tie event, which is known for its lavish food and drink buffets, world-class entertainment, and impressive awards presentation, will take place from Read More …

Kevin Costner Finances and Stars in Racial Legal Drama

Black or White, opening January 30, tells the story of Elliot, a grieving grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is thrown a curve when he is left to raise Eloise, his bi-racial granddaughter, after his daughter (the girl’s mother) and his wife die. A serious legal case begins when Eloise’s African-American maternal grandmother Rowena (Octavia Spencer), with Read More …

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 …

Happening Holiday Movies

Top Five Starring: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Cedric The Entertainer, JB Smoove, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Hart, Anders Holm, Jay Pharaoh, Michael Che, Sherri Shepherd, Leslie Jones. Written and Directed by: Chris Rock (**1/2) Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest standup, Chris Rock’s Top Five takes things to the next level, reveling in Read More …

“America’s Got Talent” is Looking For You!

NBC’s No. 1 summer reality series “America’s Got Talent” has begun its nationwide search for season-10 acts! The next stop for auditions are Chicago (Jan. 24th & 25th), St Louis (Jan 26th) San Antonio (Jan 29th) Tacoma, WA (Feb 9th) Boise (Feb 10th) Las Vegas (Feb 12th) Los Angeles (Feb 14th & 15th) For updates, Read More …

Win Tickets to ‘Top Five’ Screening

SYNOPSIS: Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded comedic romp with an irresistible romance. TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being black and famous Read More …

Another Look At America’s Obsession With Beauty

Filmmaker extraordinaire and former N’DIGO writer Darryl Roberts is back with the third installment of his popular documentary series America The Beautiful. The new film, America The Beautiful 3: The Sexualization Of Our Youth, opened November 21 and is already a big hit. We caught up with Darryl recently to catch up. N’DIGO: It’s amazing Read More …