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  • Live music from Chris Rob

    Chris Rob with special guest Brandon Markell Holmes – 6/25/18 1200 W Randolph Chicago About Chris: True music lovers always search for the connections between the new and the old, the fresh and the classic. Sometimes they’re fortunate enough to find both in one artist. For Chris Rob, the classically trained pianist featured on Kanye West’s ‘Can’t Tell Me Nothin’, crossing genres is natural. “All music is connected in some way, so if its from the heart, the audience can […]

  • Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones works on Robin and Larry’s locking skills

    Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones is an award-winning Choreographer/Director who has amassed an impressive 46 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry. Shabba-Doo has worked extensively in creative and executive production capacities for highly successful feature films, television shows, major concert tours, and Broadway musical theater productions. In the early 1970’s, Shabba-Doo, danced his way into a lucrative professional career, making his initial mark as an original Soul Train Gang member on TV’s Soul Train and a founding member of the […]

  • ‘The Hamiltones’ perform

    Summer Soul Featuring the Hamiltones & Dante Hall Doors 6pm | Show 7p The Promontory 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West Chicago Soul Superstars The Hamiltones (Background singers for Grammy Award Winning Artist Anthony Hamilton) team up with Chicago Soul Crooner Dante Hall for a night of unforgettable music that’s sure to stir the soul. Presented by The Durrell Group. The Hamiltones are spreading their harmonious vibes worldwide. Comprised of soul brothers 2E, J-Vito and Lelo, their mash-ups of mainstream […]

  • Chicago’s Very Own Lil Rel visits the Morning News

    Lil Rel stops by to talk about life after “Get Out” and his new film, “Uncle Drew.” The movie teams him up with basketball legends like Lisa Leslie, Reggie Miller, Chris Webber, Shaq, Nate Robinson and of course “Uncle Drew” himself, Kyrie Irving. We talked to Rel’s uncle, Pastor Marshall Hatch of New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, who shared some fun family stories. Here’s a look at “Uncle Drew.”

  • Preview performance from “The Heart Beat of Brazil”

    The Heart Beat of Brazil The Ruth Page Center for the Arts Theater Saturday, June 30, 2018 – 7:30pm The Heart Beat of Brazil shows a different Brazil than we’re used to seeing. In addition to the most popular and traditional rhythms from Brazil, you will also see the lesser known but equally meaningful side of this fascinating country. Musicians, singers, dancers, and acrobats join forces to bring you a show unlike anything you’ve seen before. A recent partnership gives […]

  • Hip Hop legend MC Lyte and financial expert Lynn Richardson share money tips

    “Your Man & Your Money” authors MC Lyte and Lynn Richardson say money doesn’t solve a man problem, and a man can’t solve a money problem. But with the right man in her life, any woman can achieve harmony in her finances and in her relationship. Lynn Richardson and entertainer MC Lyte dispel myths and share their tips for success.

  • MC Lyte performs hip hop classic ‘Cha Cha Cha’

  • Fascinating story of the man who founded Jack Daniel’s and the former slave who taught him everything he knew

    Fawn Weaver spent nearly two years digging into the unkown story of Nathan “Nearest” Green. Green was the mentor of Whiskey Distiller Jack Daniel and the first African American Master Distiller on record in the United States. Weaver and her husband have taken what they learned and are leading the effort to bring more recognition to the rich history shared by Uncle Nearest and Jack Daniel by bringing Green’s dream to life… with his name. Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is […]

  • Organization with local roots helping the wrongly accused get back on their feet

    Courtney B. Lance is a co-author and editor of the recently produced audio book “Pruno, Ramen, and a Side of Hope: Stories of Surviving Wrongful Conviction.” She is also co-founder of The Pruno Project LLC, a literary and creative initiative bringing awareness to wrongful conviction and the need for reform of the criminal justice system through the voices and talents of men and women who’ve been wrongfully convicted. To that end, the audiobook was produced and a hard copy version […]

  • Live music from Maurice “Mobetta” Brown

    Performing at: Martyrs’ Friday, June 1. 3855 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago MauriceBrown.net