Black Ensemble Theater: One Hit Wonders Now Showing

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the world premiere musical One Hit Wonders by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles in collaboration with Dawn Bless, directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. One Hit Wonders will be presented at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Read More …

Marcus Norris: A New Musical Talent In Our Midst

  The Windy City is about to see the launching of a seriously talented young brother in Marcus Norris, who is openly publicizing his senior recital this Friday, April 18 and inviting all of Chicago to attend to hear his music for free! Scheduled to graduate May 18 from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Read More …

La Rabida Children’s Hospital joins the “Happy” Video Craze !

  Pharrell’s “Happy” from the ‘Despicable Me 2′ soundtrack  continues to propel and insert its energy and good vibes into people all over the world. The song provides hope and leaves you no choice but to move your body and groove. That’s just what patients at La Rabida Children’s Hospital did and decided to make you a video Read More …

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris ‘EJ’ Jackson debuts “Supernaturally Loved”

Norris Jackson III, better known as EJ, is a Chicago bred singer and songwriter who has already shared the stage with artists such as Ivan Neville, Shele Sondhiem, Paula Cole, Jonathan McReynolds, and Charlie Sexton. With a strong passion for music, and an even greater passion for God. EJ has been writing songs for nearly Read More …

Pharrell Williams is ‘Happy’

Singer-Rapper-Producer Pharrell Williams is one busy man. In 2013 he help create two of the year’s biggest pop hits – “Blurred Lines” for singer Robin Thicke and “Get Lucky” for French Electronic duo Dadt Punk, which won the “Record of the Year. Williams has been in even higher demand lately, thanks in large part to Read More …

Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Creativity and Black in Annual Gala

$360,000 raised for Black Creativity programming It was that time of the year again in late January when the Museum of Science and Industry played host to what has long been an affair to see and be seen in Chicago – namely, the 31st Black Creativity Black-Tie Gala. Co-chaired by Cheri Chappelle, director of diversity Read More …

Moses Hall: CEO of MoHall Loft

It is truly amazing when one can make a living off of their creative art. It is a sure sign that you’ve shaken hands, successfully, with art and business. The learning process and the challenges don’t end, however, as an artist you are overjoyed with the notion that you are profiting from something you love. Read More …

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

Expanding and elaborating on its presentation of hip-hop artists in February 2014, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, partnering with the college’s School of Fine and Performing Arts and Radio Department, continues its 40th season with “B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements,” a convergence of local, national and international hip hop and house dance Read More …

Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album On Yamaha Entertainment Group March 25 with Guest Appearances by Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles and More

Chances are, you’ve spent your whole life listening to Nathan East.  You just never knew it. Until now. A founding member of the chart-topping contemporary jazz group Fourplay, East was 16 years old when he got his first break and found himself on the road with Barry White.  The next time the phone rang, Quincy Read More …

Grammy’s Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy announced 27 new additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall of Fame. The list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE. Some of the latest inductees include songs from some of America’s most noted African American artists. Read More …