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Omari Hardwick Is So Reel 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 »

Laz Alonso & Director Deon Cole In Chicago To Discuss New Film "Traffik"

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Writer/Director/Producer Deon Taylor (Meet the Blacks, Motivated Seller) and Laz Alonso (Fast & Furious, Avatar) made their way to Chicago yesterday to discuss their upcoming film TRAFFIK, which stars Omar Epps and Paula Patton.  In the action-packed thriller, TRAFFIK, Brea (Paula Patton) and John (Omar Epps) are off for a romantic weekend in the mountains. Isolated at a remote estate, the couple... Read more »

Amy Schumer & Aidy Bryant Want You To Feel Pretty This Friday!

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With the resurgence of women reclaiming their power, I Feel Pretty hits theaters at the perfect time. The film tackles America’s unrealistic views of beauty and body image. In I Feel Pretty an ordinary woman, Renee Bennett, struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful... Read more »
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Ocean's 8 Hits Theaters June 8th!

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The tide has turned and it’s a whole new “Ocean’s” when eight women plan and execute a heist in New York. Oscar winner Sandra Bullock stars in the title role, alongside Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, with Rihanna and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gary Ross... Read more »