Posts tagged "Prince"

Chaka Khan at Chicago's Millennium Park on July 28, 2013

Chaka Khan at Chicago's Millennium Park on July 28, 2013
There were no empty spots left even on the lawn as 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan hit the stage at 7:30 p.m. before a capacity crowd in Millennium Park on Sunday. The newly slender Chicago native opened the show with the Prince remake “I Feel for You” before going into an attitude laced version of “What Cha’ Gonna Do for Me.”... Read more »

Flashback: My 'Last Dance' with Donna Summer—The Venue in Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 8/23/09

All Photos By Cindy Barrymore
I was such a sweet, innocent kid growing up in Lincoln Park (still am!) that it never dawned on me or my parents to worry about the music I was listening to. Looking back on the times, there were very few songs that I think would set Tipper Gore off enough to slap them with... Read more »

Flashback: My Weekend Riding Aboard the Soul Train, Remembering Don Cornelius

Last September Don Cornelius was honored in Chicago's Millennium Park with a street named after him. The event also celebrated Soul Train's 40th anniversary.

Photo by Cindy Barrymore
Last month when Don Cornelius died, a flood of memories rushed my head. After much thought I realized that, in hindsight, his influence helped bring me into focus on what I wanted to do in life. My desire to work in entertainment began to click in the early 1980s, foremost with the influence of Michael... Read more »