Tag: Cheryl Pearson-McNeil

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter

N'Digo Gala 2015 will feature Grammy Award winning jazz artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter
Looking for something fun to do for Father’s Day?  Look no further than the always fabulous N’Digo Gala! Hermene Hartman’s N’Digo Foundation will host N’DIGO GALA 2015 themed “Jazz Enchantment” on Sunday, June 21, at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave, beginning at 5 pm.  The black-tie evening will begin with a Grande Buffet before... Read more »

Vanessa Williams and Jessye Norman shine at Chicago Urban League Dinner

Andrea Zopp, UL president, Vanessa Williams and Jessye Norman.
The Chicago Urban League (CUL) hosted its 53rd Annual Golden Fellowship Dinner themed, Opportunity, Community, Impact: A Movement that Matters at the Hilton Chicago recently.  Andrea L. Zopp, CUL President/CEO, highlighted some of the organization’s success stories over the past year but challenged the crowd of more than 1,700 guests to do more to improve... Read more »

Global Latino Fest Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month

Milena Tous, Cheryl Pearson McNeil and Pat Pulido Sanchez
To commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month,  leaders from across Chicago came together to celebrate, “Global Latino Fest,” a signature event that highlighted the significant contributions of Latinos to American culture. The 9th Annual “Global Latino Fest,”a marquee event that closed out Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-October 15)  showcased culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment from Argentina, Brazil,... Read more »

WVON's Golden Anniversary Features Legends of Radio, Stage and Screen at Chicago Theatre (VIDEO!)

I didn’t grow up listening to WVON but after attending its 50th anniversary gala on Saturday, April 6th, I sure wish I had.  Hearing its rich history and meeting many of the legendary radio stars, I can only imagine how exciting this time must’ve been and still is.  The top personalities of radio and the... Read more »

Stella Foster's BIG Retirement Party Leaves Fans With Hope (PICS!)

Stella Foster always signed off on her column with “yeah, I said it” and at her BIG retirement party August 28th, she did indeed say it to NBC president and general manager, Larry Wert, when he asked her point blank if she was really retiring.  Her hesitation and half-hearted “yeah” gave everyone in the room... Read more »