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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

Let Mavis “Take You There!”

Nov 14, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classi...

Oct 31, 2014No Comments

                                                 

Keep on Keepin' On

Oct 23, 2014No Comments

“Keep on Keepin’ On” is a beautiful film about the love of friendship. It is a poetic film about mentoring, loving life and honoring musical

Steely Dan: Still Jamming A Lot After All ...

Sep 03, 2014No Comments

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

Cooke-ing The Books of Legend Sam

Aug 31, 2014No Comments

By Bridget McNamara You Send Me, one of many hits in Darrian Ford’s show “The Cooke Book – The Music of Sam Cooke,” is an

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

Smokie Norful – Forever Yours

Jul 31, 2014No Comments

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

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?

Catching Up with Tatyana Ali

Jul 24, 2014No Comments

                                By Jordan A. Porter-Woodruff | japwoodruff@gmail.com N’DIGO recently caught

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

N'The Loop June 28 |Corey Barksda...

Jun 17, 2014No Comments

Corey Barksdale is an anointed and gifted singer, songwriter, artist and philanthropist, whose faith in God and transparency keeps him grounded. His tremendous vocal talent

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

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

Tasha Page Lockhart: Strength & Diffe...

Jun 04, 2014No Comments

                              Her voice spawns with conviction – like dark angels are

Tasha Page Lockhart: Strength & Differ...

Jun 04, 2014No Comments

                              Her voice spawns with conviction – like dark angels are

Win A Pair of Tickets to See “Motown the ...

Jun 02, 2014No Comments

How well do you know your Motown Trivia? Answer ALL the following questions correctly and you may be the lucky person chosen to attend! Please

3x Brain Tumor Survivor, Chicago Actress/Si...

May 29, 2014No Comments

Chicago actress and vocalist, Donica Lynn (Chicago Opera House: Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie), will hold her bi-annual, “Today’s A Good Day” tribute concert on Monday, June 9th at the

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

FRESH OFF ALICIA KEY’S “SET THE WORLD O...

May 19, 2014No Comments

    RAII and Whitney Keaton return home to perform their original material for the first time over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at

FRESH OFF ALICIA KEY’S “SET THE WORLD O...

May 19, 2014No Comments

    RAII and Whitney Keaton return home to perform their original material for the first time over Memorial Day Weekend on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at

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

Marcus Norris: A New Musical Talent In Our ...

Apr 16, 2014No Comments

  The Windy City is about to see the launching of a seriously talented young brother in Marcus Norris, who is openly publicizing his senior

La Rabida Children's Hospital joins th...

Apr 16, 2014No Comments

  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

La Rabida Children's Hospital joins th...

Apr 16, 2014No Comments

  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

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris '...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

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

Chi-Talent: Singer/ Songwriter Norris '...

Mar 18, 2014No Comments

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

Pharrell Williams is 'Happy'

Mar 07, 2014No Comments

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

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

Moses Hall: CEO of MoHall Loft

Feb 11, 2014No Comments

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,

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements

Feb 03, 2014No Comments

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

Nathan East Releases Debut Solo Album On Ya...

Jan 30, 2014No Comments

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

Grammy’s Hall of Fame: 2014 Inductees

Jan 28, 2014No Comments

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

Soul Rebel: Frankie Parker Marks her Debut ...

Jan 24, 2014No Comments

  The goal was a simple one: put journal entries to music. The part where music saves a soul or reveals to a group that

Soul Rebel: Frankie Parker Marks her Debut ...

Jan 24, 2014No Comments

  The goal was a simple one: put journal entries to music. The part where music saves a soul or reveals to a group that

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

The Words of Sir Gil Scott-Heron

Nov 20, 2013No Comments

In celebration of the {National Poetry Month}, let us look back at the life of one of the most successful African American poets, Gil Scott-Heron.

Cover: Motown Royalty – Mary Wilson and ...

Nov 15, 2013No Comments

                                                 

Elaborate Vegas Performances Showcase MJ, M...

Nov 07, 2013No Comments

Las Vegas – It’s almost my 50th trip – yes 50th trip, but I DO travel to other places – to Las Vegas, the Peter

Arts Incubator: Off the Record Pt. 2: booke...

Oct 24, 2013No Comments

Performers: avery r. young, Leroy Bach, and Coolout Chris Off the Record Pt. 2 is the second installment of performances celebrating the release of music/sound

It's Here! Diddy Launches 'Revolt...

Oct 23, 2013No Comments

Revolt TV has arrived, and its first stop was the home of one of hip hop’s most influential artists. Sean Combs threw on his classic

Janelle Monae: The 'Electric Lady'...

Oct 23, 2013No Comments

Flashing a contagious smile and her signature black and white, singer/songwriter Janelle Monae made a stop in Chicago as part of the “Electric Lady” tour.

Zemrah – A JAZZY SONG BIRD

Oct 16, 2013No Comments

                                                 

Red Clay Dance presents "Transcending&...

Oct 14, 2013No Comments

TRANSCEND   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans

Red Clay Dance presents "Transcending&...

Oct 14, 2013No Comments

TRANSCEND   We’ve all witnessed pictures, seen sculptures and heard stories detailing, to the best of knowledge, the Middle Passage and the inhumane conditions Africans

THE ANOINTED HARVESTERS PRESENTS AN EVENING...

Oct 10, 2013No Comments

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

Recap: Soul Train Impact with Verdine White...

Oct 07, 2013No Comments

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