Now N'troducing: Chicago Author, Modi

Now N'troducing: Chicago Author, Modi
Modi is a 25 year old author and passionate writer. She loved writing so much she went to Fisk university to obtain her bachelors degree in English. From there she fell in love with literature and different writing styles and created her own.  “For the women who choose to play with fire knowing they will... Read more »

Diallo Finds The Riddle In "South Side" Chicago

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As an EMMY and WGA nominated writer and actor, producer, show runner, and moonlighting DJ, Diallo Riddle has proven to be one of the most creative and multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today.  In 2018 Diallo can be seen starring on NBC’s smash hit summer comedy series “Marlon,” as fan-favorite Stevie, Marlon’s overly intelligent, yet oblivious... Read more »

DJ Jazzy Jeff Headlines The 5th Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest

DJ Jazzy Jeff Headlines The 5th Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest
Hyde Park Brew Fest marks its fifth year with an outstanding weekend of festivities that will combine Chicago’s best brewers and music producers. The Hyde Park Brew Fest runs from June 2 through June 3rd, 12p-9p on Saturday and Sunday and is FREE to attend.  Attendees will enjoy excellent food, music, vendors, and of course,... Read more »
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Omari Hardwick Is So Real to Reel

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Yesterday Omari Hardwick was  in town for Gentleman Jack Real to Reel, a national short film contest and local screening tour for emerging Black filmmakers. The actor gained nationwide popularity playing the ruthless character Ghost on the popular TV show, POWER. His love for the arts has also taken him inside a music studio and on the stage... Read more »

Singer Ro James Brings The Smoke On Tour

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Yesterday Grammy nominated singer/songwriter, Ro James, performed at Lincoln Hall during his joint tour with BJ the Chicago Kid.  After the release of his debut album El Dorado and 2 years of touring around the world alongside the likes of Maxwell, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Erykah Badu and his own headlining tour across North America with additional dates in Amsterdam, London, and Paris,... Read more »

Piff The Magic Dragon Reveals All New Show At The Chicago Improv

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Piff The Magic Dragon will be performing at the Chicago Improv this weekend. If the name doesn’t immediately conjure up an image of a grumpy-yet-hilariously-entertaining-English-comedian dressed in what looks like a handmade dragon costume—who performs magic tricks with his doggie in tow—then you may have been living under a rock. The London native, who also goes by John van der... Read more »
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Big3 And Adidas Announce 3-On-3 Youth Initiative, Young3

Big3 And Adidas Announce 3-On-3 Youth Initiative, Young3
As part of their multi-year partnership and previously announced commitment to player development and community engagement, BIG3 and adidas have announced the launch of Young3, a 3-on-3 youth basketball initiative. Throughout the season Young3 will host 3-on-3 tournaments and skills clinics for children ages 7-14 in all 10 BIG3 city stops on Thursdays, ahead of... Read more »

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards Is Still Buzzing

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This past weekend at the MGM Grand in Vegas the Billboard Music Awards showcased the hottest musical acts, biggest performances, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy pop culture moments that had the world talking. From Taylor Swift’s big win to BTS’ army, this years award show had so many memorable moments. Before all of the action took place we... Read more »

America's Favorite TV Mom, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Talks About Her Journey Before & After The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

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A little but before Mother’s Day America’s favorite TV mom, Daphne Maxwell Reid, made her way to Chicago yesterday. Everyone remembers Reid as an iconic TV mom of the 1990s, from her three seasons as Aunt Vivian on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.  These days Reid is a Renaissance woman, respected artist and designer, and education... Read more »
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How To Make An Impact This Earth Day!

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Today is Earth Day and there are many ways that you can go out and show your love and appreciation for this Earth. Check your local community paper to see how you can get involved outside of the home. Surprisingly, people don’t realize that the biggest impact can start right in the comfort of your home. These... Read more »