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Pride & Joy: Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago

Pride & Joy: Marvin Gaye Musical Comes to Chicago
CHICAGO:  Tickets are going fast for Chicago’s hottest musical play, Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical, coming to the Chicago Theater June 19th through June 23rd.    Pride & Joy is a show-stopping performance that tells the story of Grammy Award winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye and his passionate relationship with his first wife Anna Gordy... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play

Black Ensemble Theater Celebrates Nancy Wilson and Lena Horne in 'Style and Grace' Musical Play
CHICAGO:  Grammy Award winning singers and music icons Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson are celebrated in Black Ensemble Theater’s latest musical play, Style and Grace: In Tribute to Lena Horne and Nancy Wilson.   In Kylah Frye’s directorial debut at BET, Style and Grace tells the story of two African American women whose extraordinary lives as... Read more »

Marvin Gaye Postage Stamp Honor, April 2, 2019 (VIDEO)

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LOS ANGELES.  Grammy Nominated singer Howard Hewett sang “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands” at the U. S. Postage Stamp dedication honoring Grammy Award Winning singer-producer Marvin Gaye.   During the ceremony Howard Hewitt gave an emotional tribute to Marvin Gaye. The event was hosted by the United States Postal Service on April... Read more »
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Marvin Gaye honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd

Marvin Gaye honored with a Commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp on April 2nd
Los Angeles California will host Marvin Gaye’s celebration of his commemorative U.S. Postage Stamp honor.  The United States Postal Service will honor R&B singer Marvin Gaye (1939–1984) with the ‘Prince of Soul’ Forever Postage stamp as part of their 2019 Music Icons collection.    The event will be held at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles... Read more »

Chicago’s TV production showcased in new documentary, The Production Crew

Chicago’s TV production showcased in new documentary, The Production Crew
DVIDEO 79 Productions is in post-production for their much anticipated television documentary The Production Crew.   Produced and directed by Emmy Award Winning Editor Don Howze and co-produced by Daina Howze, The Production Crew is a behind-the-scenes perspective of four television crew members producing local and network television programs in Chicago The 45 minute documentary will... Read more »

WCIU-TV, The U-Too airs Whole Foods Englewood Changing Chicago’s Food Desert

WCIU-TV, The U-Too airs Whole Foods Englewood Changing Chicago’s Food Desert
Chicago’s WCIU-TV will air the much anticipated film documentary ‘Whole Foods Englewood, Changing Chicago’s Food Desert’ on Sunday April 23, at 8:30 am on the station’s The U-Too on Channel 26.2.   The 30 minute program was written and directed by Chicago television producer and Emmy Award winning Editor Don Howze.  It documents an inspiring story... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater’s Teddy Pendergrass Tribute, is a “Must See!”

Black Ensemble Theater’s Teddy Pendergrass Tribute, is a “Must See!”
Black Ensemble Theatre (BET) is lighting up the stage once again with one of their best performances since founded in 1976.  I Am Who I Am (The Story of Teddy Pendergrass), is a riveting story honoring the life and music of R&B singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass.   The musical play will be part of this year’s ‘Season... Read more »

Singer Marvin Gaye’s life story resonates in music and drama at the Black Ensemble Theater

Singer Marvin Gaye’s life story resonates in music and drama at the Black Ensemble Theater
In celebrating Black Ensemble Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Season, the award winning theater based in Chicago is giving an encore performance of their most highly acclaimed plays. The Marvin Gaye Story (Don’t Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), performing from June 12 to July 10, 2016,  is one of seven plays featured this... Read more »

Roger and Chaz Ebert’s love story comes to life in The BlackWhite Love Play

Roger and Chaz Ebert’s love story comes to life in The BlackWhite Love Play
Falling in love with someone outside your race could be challenging, especially during times of overt racial tensions and cultural differences.  Yet the late Roger Ebert, a Caucasian film critic and renowned television host, endured a quiet movement alongside his African American wife Chaz Ebert, to show their colleagues, family, and the world, that their... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater's 'Men Of Soul' will have you dancing and singing in your seat

Black Ensemble Theater's 'Men Of Soul' will have you dancing and singing in your seat
The award winning Black Ensemble Theater rolled out the red carpet this weekend for the premier of their musical revue Men Of Soul, to kick off their six week run in Chicago.   Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks wrote and directed the stage play to take the audience on a musical journey, that highlights... Read more »