Red Clay Dance presents “Transcending”

[dropcap]TRANSCEND [/dropcap]   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans were forced to endure. Each time, there’s a startling feeling that shutters to the pit of my stomach. And the more we learn and have to pass down this Read More …

THE ANOINTED HARVESTERS PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH CHRISTIAN KEYES

Join “The Anointed Harvesters” for a classy and creative fundraiser filled with delicious food, great entertainment from up and coming Chicagoland talent, and an intimate conversation with their special celebrity guest; actor/writer/singer, Christian Keyes, best known from his roles in stage productions by Tyler Perry, such as, “ Madea Goes To Jail”, and BET’s “Let’s Read More …

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White of Earth, Wind, and Fire!

The legacy of Soul Train and the opportunities it provided for the world to witness some of the greatest talents and entertainers will forever be imprinted on the hearts of us all. The global impact of Don Cornelius and the Soul Train brand continues to escalate and nurture artists within the realm of entertainment promoting Read More …

The Curtis Mayfield Story – A Lasting Impression

  It was a Friday evening right before one of the final preview rehearsals, I sat with Jackie Taylor and Reggie Torian in her office at the north side Black Ensemble Theater on Clark street to interview them on Jackie’s latest play.  The phone was ringing off the hook placing  ticket orders.  The cast had Read More …

Marques Houston – “Famous”

[dropcap]Famous. [/dropcap] Marques Houston has returned to his musical roots with the newly released Famous on the Silent Partner Entertainment/Shanachie Entertainment imprint.  With Famous, available now, Marques delivers 12-tracks of sensual lyricism with Marvin Gaye and D’Angelo inspired vocals. His falsetto melodies throughout the entire album. The talented singer, songwriter and actor opens with the Read More …

NBA Champ Dwyane Wade Hosts “Live To Dream” Music Festival

                                                On Saturday, September 7th, Dwyane Wade will host the “Live to Dream” Festival at Douglas Park. The Wade’s World Foundation has collaborated with the City of Chicago to provide a day Read More …

Goodman Theatre’s “Pullman Porter Blues” Open Now!

This rollicking, music-fueled trip back in time takes us into the luxurious Pullman trains of the 1930s, where the hidden lives of African American porters emerge to take center stage and classic Blues favorites—including “Sweet Home Chicago”—come to life. It’s June of 1937, and the Panama Limited Pullman Train is speeding from Chicago to New Read More …

Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé x SKYY Vodka House of Moscato = “Everyday People Brunch” Chicago Edition

Chef Roblé: “ I’m More Than Just A Chef, I’m An Entertainer” There’s no question as to what draws people to Bravo TV’s Chef Roblé Ali.  His allure engages a cultural presence from the food and events he curates to the company he keeps in his inner-circle – fashion designers, print and runway models, artists, Read More …

Avery Sunshine!

There’s healing in honesty. Now, breathe. Avery Sunshine is without doubt a talented singer, songwriter and pianist. Her progression and accolades in the industry can attest to that. But, to me, what makes her artistry even more attractive is that she’s a storyteller. She has something to say – substance.  I guarantee when you experience Read More …

Saturday: Family Fun Fest Featuring Aniba Hotep & The Sol Collective

Get familiar. If you’ve never experienced Aniba Hotep & the Sol Collective (above), don’t miss your chance to do so this Saturday during the Southeast Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s “Family Fun Fest” rocking out on 87th and Anthony Ave. Chicago native and popular comedian Lil’ Rel will serve as host of the family-filled event that Read More …