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Dana's Divine-3rd annual House Club Tour Pub Crawl back at it June 28, 2017

Dana's Divine-3rd annual House Club Tour Pub Crawl back at it June 28, 2017
The house music community is all warmed up for this year’s installation of the House Club Tour Pub Crawl.  The founder-Dana Divine took a moment in her busy day to speak about it and her historical contributions to house music and culture. How did you get your name Dana Divine? Well, my husband calls me... Read more »

Stanaj makes his mark as rising pop star with new EP 'From a Distance'

Stanaj makes his mark as rising pop star with new EP 'From a Distance'
Stanaj made his second appearance performing in Chicago at Concord Music Hall-even under the weather-he was a crowd pleaser to a sold out show. On his first national tour with JOJO headlining-he is perfecting his craft as a live performer with 30 stops remaining. In between this demanding schedule-Stanaj was able to speak on his... Read more »

Sevyn Streeter speaks on her new album, Chris Brown and finding love.

Sevyn Streeter speaks on her new album, Chris Brown and finding love.
Fresh off her concert at The Shrine-Atlantic recording artist Sevyn Streeter sat down to speak at length about her new album “Call Me Crazy, But…, her relationship with Chris Brown and her views on finding love!
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Charli XCX brings her style of iconic pop to Schubas

Charli XCX brings her style of iconic pop to Schubas
Back stage at Schubas Tavern fresh off her raging success as co-writer of Iconic Pop smash hit “I Love It”,  UK sensation Charli XCX discusses at length her new album-True Romance-and the keys to her creativity.

Chicago's Marcellas Reynolds speaks on controversial Big Brother 15 and life after starring on the show.

 Chicago's Marcellas Reynolds speaks on controversial Big Brother 15 and life after starring on the show.
One of Big Brother’s early stars was Marcellas Reynolds-from right here in Chicago.  While in town collaborating on a fashion industry event this summer-I was given the opportunity to speak with him at length about the reality series for two reasons-first because I am a big fan of the show and because as a fellow... Read more »

Sevyn Streeter....yes-I Like It.

Sevyn Streeter....yes-I Like It.
On location at the Columbia College Getz Theatre dressing room-Atlantic Recording Artist-Sevyn Street sat down with me in an exclusive interview-shedding light on her career, creative inspiration and her new single. Sevyn, tell me a bit about Haines City Florida and getting your career started there? Haines City is a little city with a big... Read more »
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Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul

Joe Russo-Celebrates the 3rd Anniversary at The Shrine-with De La Soul
Earlier this week-I had the opportunity to speak with the ever growing legendary promoter and founder of The Shrine-Joe Russo.  On the topic of discussion was the 3rd Anniversary bringing Soul and R&B music to Chicago’s Southside. The journey for The Shrine from year 1 to 3…how did you go about making all of this happen?... Read more »

B.o.B a rising star with his amazing new album Strange Clouds.

B.o.B a rising star with his amazing new album Strange Clouds.
An exclusive interview with Atlantic Records B.o.B in town promoting his new album at the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago. Let’s talk about the new album Strange Clouds. Strange Clouds is everything that I have wanted my album to be since I’ve been making music.  I finally feel like I’ve executed on this album and it’s... Read more »

Black:Unplugged-Revitalizing the Community through Arts in Education

Angela Davis-Human Rights Activist
On Friday December 16, Monica Haslip-Founder and Executive Director of Little Black Pearl(LBP)-launched a quarterly series featuring live poetry, arts and music entitled-Black:Unplugged.  The inaugural event was headlined by human rights activist-Dr. Angela Davis, Grammy Award winning artist Dianne Reeves, legendary songstress Nona Hendryx and musical director Terri Lyne Carrington. A very impressive list of... Read more »
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Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.

Beats Antique: A Cross Cultural Music Extravaganza.
Beat Antique was in Chicago this weekend performing at the Aragon with Umpree’s McGee.  Playing to a packed house this band pulled together a most enjoyable performance for the audience in attendance.  I had heard the group’s music before-mainly through YouTube-and really couldn’t put a finger on their sound.  Beats Antique is a must see... Read more »
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