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Chicago’s August Wilson Celebration

Mar 11, 2015No Comments

   By David Smallwood In an unprecedented community event ranging    from the Pullman Historic District to Evanston,  more than 20 Chicago theaters, schools and

The Soulful Vocal Talents of Michael Avery

Feb 12, 2015No Comments

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

The Mayoral Election

Feb 10, 2015No Comments

The Mayoral election is February 24.  Rahm Emanuel will return as the boss of City Hall.  The other four candidates make sense, but none have

20 Years of DuSable Museum’s “Night of ...

Jan 28, 2015No Comments

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 Shrine Celebrates Hip Hop Legends

Jan 15, 2015No Comments

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

11-Year-Old Brings Christmas to Englewood a...

Dec 19, 2014No Comments

By Chinta Strausberg Just days before Christmas, 11-year-old Samuel Love brought his entire Beasley Academic Center school to the 87th Street Studio Movie Grill Chatham

Young Women’s Leadership Charter School H...

Dec 03, 2014No Comments

WHAT: Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, Chicago’s only all-girls public high school located in Bronzeville, will host an Open House on Saturday, December 6 from

Meet Me Where I Live

Nov 27, 2014No Comments

By Lorenzo Clemons Most days I live in a place of understanding and fairness. Some days I don’t want to have anything to do with

Let Mavis “Take You There!”

Nov 14, 2014No Comments

                                                 

The State of Illinois Has A New Governor

Nov 14, 2014No Comments

The State of Illinois has a new Governor. Republican Bruce Rauner won 
with 51 percent of the vote. Incumbent Governor Pat Quinn lost with 46
percent

Bruce Rauner Is The Right Choice For Govern...

Oct 30, 2014No Comments

                                                 

N' The Loop: Chicago West Side Music F...

Aug 13, 2014No Comments

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

How to End the Violence in “Chiraq”

Aug 10, 2014No Comments

by Gianno Caldwell   Between July 3rd and July 7th, 82 people were wounded and 16 killed by gunfire. If you think I’m talking about

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Dam...

Aug 09, 2014No Comments

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

Q&A: “Chicago’s Own” Comedian Da...

Aug 09, 2014No Comments

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

Profile: Chicago Artist D.A. Smart

Jul 30, 2014No Comments

“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?

Win! Get On Up Advance Screening Passes

Jul 21, 2014No Comments

For a chance to win advanced screening tickets to ‘Get On Up’ “like” the N’Digo page on Facebook. Synopsis:   In his follow-up to the four-time

The 24th Annual Chosen Few Old School Reuni...

Jul 02, 2014No Comments

It’s THAT TIME of the year again.  The time of the year when HOUSE people from around the globe migrate to Chicago to reunite with

Chicago School Teacher Melissa Clark Strike...

Jun 29, 2014No Comments

Chicago Public Schools teacher who is riding the waves of her R&B hit song Gold

Goodman Theatre Scene Soiree

Jun 26, 2014No Comments

Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff                                                                                                        Japwoodruff@gmail.com   The Goodman Theatre’s third annual Scene Soiree took place on Saturday, June 21st at

New Music: Chicago Artist Melissa Clark

Jun 11, 2014No Comments

From Chicago Public Schools Educator to now embracing her dreams of becoming a recording artist, Melissa Clark is ready to share her story and journey

Top Chicago Young Professionals Auxiliary C...

Jun 09, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Cel...

Jun 05, 2014No Comments

    When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music

Advanced Screening | How To Train Your...

May 28, 2014No Comments

You’re invited to an advance screening of the new 20th Century Fox film, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Enter for a chance to win

Six Vision Board Tips for Entrepreneurs

May 22, 2014No Comments

“Sisters in success” and serial entrepreneurs Peytyn Willborn and Nikki Burnett have had their fair share of triumphs. From humble beginnings in housing projects, divorce

Chicago Party Band, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, L...

May 21, 2014No Comments

Chicago based Party band, Sweet Diezel Jenkins, will hit the stage of The Shrine on May 29th, 2014.  The mash-up, cover band is known for

Good Crop of Spring Books

May 16, 2014No Comments

A couple of Chicago books, an African-based sci-fi/fantasy, and an inspirational self-helper for entrepreneurs on your bedside table for some nightly reading will help you

Allison Semmes – Promising Chicago Talent...

May 06, 2014No Comments

It has been three – four years since Hyde Park native actress/singer, Allison Semmes, has been back home in Chicago. Now she’s having a great

Black Ensemble Theater: One Hit Wonders Now...

May 02, 2014No Comments

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

Chi Anti Vi: Youth-Driven Initiative Acts o...

May 02, 2014No Comments

“From Apathy To Action” is their tagline. Their movement is to approach community ills and violence with active solutions. The slice of hope buried in

Brick Mansions starring Paul Walker and RZA...

Apr 16, 2014No Comments

SYNOPSIS In a dystopian Detroit, abandoned brick mansions left from better times now house only the most dangerous criminals. Unable to control the crime, the

YOUR LOVE – FRANKIE KNUCKLES (January...

Apr 11, 2014No Comments

By Randy Crumpton, Entertainment Attorney There’s usually a point in the evening when the room snaps. Everybody falls into step and the whole room moves

Laugh Out Loud 2014 !

Apr 03, 2014No Comments

                                Tickets: www.laughfactory.com or call 773-327-3175

Kiwi's Boutique Prom Dress Giveaway!

Apr 02, 2014No Comments

                                                 

“The Best Birthday Present Ever!” Chica...

Mar 21, 2014No Comments

“Winning the lottery was the best birthday present ever; I still can’t believe it!” Diane Jenkins told Illinois Lottery staff when she presented her winningFabulous

Museum of Science and Industry Keeps The Cr...

Mar 05, 2014No Comments

$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

Photo Re-Cap: Jennifer Hudson at DuSable Mu...

Mar 04, 2014No Comments

Photos by Cindy Barrymore Chicago superstar Jennifer Hudson and the Oakdale Covenant Church’s Children Choir, under the direction of TJ Smith, performed at the DuSable

Ailey Dance Theater…A Quarter-Century Aft...

Feb 27, 2014No Comments

Celebrating the life and legacy of choreographer Alvin Ailey and his innovative, inspiring and thrilling work 25 years after his passing, the troupe he founded

Rev. Jackson speaks on the Northern Civil R...

Feb 26, 2014No Comments

Photo: Rev. Jackson (at podium), Arthur M. Brazier (seated, 2nd to the left). Statement from the Brazier Foundation: Throughout the month of February we shared

A Look at the Northern Civil Rights Movemen...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

For every man, there is a necessity to establish as securely as possible the lines along which he proposes to live his life.  For Bishop

Chicago Artist Frankie Parker Album Release

Jan 22, 2014No Comments

  Raw. Real. Unadulterated. Chicagoan Frankie Parker delivers it all in the release of her anticipated debut album, “Breezy.” Fans of the soulful vocalist  and 

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

Sounds & Grace: Lee England Jr.

Jan 20, 2014No Comments

Sometimes you come across talent so great that it puts you in a trance. A state of  “maaannnn, I wish I could do that!” But

Happy Birthday Dr. King ! | King Holid...

Jan 15, 2014No Comments

  PUSH Excel 24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast January 20, 2014 8:00 a.m. Hyatt Regency Chicago Grand Ballroom 151 East

DuSable Museum presents Fifty Years Forward...

Jan 07, 2014No Comments

The DuSable Museum of African American History is honored to present a new exhibit entitled, Fifty Years Forward: Birmingham to Atlanta to Selma. Reception Friday,

SIGNIFICANT HAPPENINGS OF 2013

Jan 03, 2014No Comments

2013 was quite a year. We saw a lot of things happening.  Here’s what we saw as the most significant. Roseland Hospital threatened closure. Rev.

N'Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Sh...

Dec 09, 2013No Comments

Buy A Little, Give A Little: The Relationship Collection Launches Just in time for the Holidays! Detroit entrepreneur and Kidney Disease Advocate, Tia Shavonne launched

Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

Dec 06, 2013No Comments

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.

12.4.69 – Remember Fred Hampton

Dec 04, 2013No Comments

*Art Work: Fred Hampton by Christopher May*   Today marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th,