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 …

“No Good Deed” in Theaters

RELEASE DATE In Theaters September 12, 2014 RATING DETAILS This film has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for the following reasons: sequences of violence, menace, terror, and for language. SYNOPSIS Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a Read More …

N’ The Loop: Chicago West Side Music Festival

The Chicago Westside Music Festival is back! August 16th, 12-8pm presented by BMO Harris. This FREE musical mash-up features ’90s R&B throwback sounds from 112 & Brownstone, paired with a hot list of Chicago artists! Families will have a blast with the Radio Disney presentation at 1pm, the Chicago Park District’s “Kids Zone” from 12-4pm, 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 …

Win! Advanced Screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

For a chance to win advanced screening tickets to ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles“like” the N’Digo page on Facebook!   SYNOPSIS: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until Read More …

Smokie Norful – Forever Yours

If you were to infuse gospel, 70’s soul and contemporary R&B; the influences of artists such as Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and other male soul/R&B vocalists of the 70’s and 80’s you would have the anointed powerful heartfelt vocals of Smokie Norful. Son of a Preacher Man Norful, son of an African Methodist Episcopal Church 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 …

Movie Review: ‘LUCY ‘

Starring Scarlett Johannson and Morgan Freeman Rated R Four out of Five stars Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff Japwoodruff@gmail.com   In a triumphant display of wit, insanity and quest for knowledge writer/director Luc Besson’s, “Lucy” was nothing short of an inspirational and clever film. Starring Scarlett Johannson as Lucy and Morgan Freeman as Professor Norman both actors Read More …

Ovani Di: Grabbing Life, Living It Fully

  On Monday mornings, some people will tell you what they did on their weekends: went skiing, mountain climbing, painted a deck, did charity work, attended the theater, and hosted a backyard barbecue for the neighborhood. You think to yourself: shoot, all I did was have a couple of days off. Ovani Di belongs to Read More …