Posts in category "Entertainment"

The NDIGO GALA 2015 Featuring Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter

  click here for tickets By Hermene D. Hartman Seven years after N’DIGO began in 1989, we constantly received calls from graduating high school students seeking financial assistance for their educational pursuits. Before I started N’DIGO, I was a college professor and administrator at the City Colleges of Chicago with responsibilities in recruitment, so the... Read more »

Q&A with Bob Christianson

Bob Christianson is an accomplished musician, composer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor. He has scored music for HBO’s Sex and the City. His career started in New York City as a musical director and conductor for Broadway shows, including Godspell, The Magic Show and Gilda Radner Live from New York. In the concert arena he had... Read more »

Oscar de la Renta Will Be Missed. . .

Oscar de la Renta Will Be Missed. . .
On Monday October 20, 2014 legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, passed away at 82 surrounded by family in his Connecticut home. Oscar de la Renta spent half a century putting high society in haute couture. He is often described as the “sultan of suave” he has dressed every first lady since Jacqueline Kennedy.... Read more »


by Hermene Hartman, Sylvester Cosby and Aquantee Hendricks WE were at the office having a discussion on the new sitcom, “Black-ish”  and I realized we were of different generations and had different viewpoints. So we all wrote our interpretations of the program.  Based on our “water cooler” conversations, this is a collaborative review.      ... Read more »

Where did all the funny go?

  The recent death of Joan Rivers and Robin Williams makes you take another look at the laughs of the comedian. They make their living telling jokes and it appears they are on top of the world with fame, fortune, TV shows, movies and such. But with the real scene of life, the laugh can... Read more »

Get On Up Captures James Brown

The movie  – Get On Up - a big screen full feature, is the biopic on the life of James Brown opening across the country August 1st.  Chadwick Boseman, who starred as Jackie Robinson in the movie biopic  “42” is quite the character actor. He transforms into Mr. Brown. He prepared six months for the part... Read more »

Phenomenally, Maya Angelou was Every Woman

Maya Angelou was a world-class lady whose life might have been the inspiration for Chaka Kahn’s song I’m Every Woman. Maya was every woman – that is, every Black woman living in her era, from 1928-2014. She lived a rich life, but a life that was not always charming. She knew the good, the bad,... Read more »

The Cry of Jet Magazine

As of next week, there will be no more Jet Magazine, that pint-sized publication that’s been a weekly best friend to the Black community since 1951. For there to no longer be a Jet is a watershed moment in contemporary African-American history.  There’s always been a Jet; for all African-Americans except senior citizens, there’s never... Read more »

Barbara Walters!

Barbara Walters retired from being on the air last Friday after an amazing, pioneering career of over 50 years in the media.  She was the first woman to assume the anchor seat for a national network evening news broadcast when she teamed with Harry Reasoner on ABC Evening News in 1976.  Harry was uncomfortable sitting... Read more »

Christmas Presents!

If I were Santa Claus and could put whatever under the tree, these are the gifts I would deliver. For Mayor Emanuel                         A Blue Bike and a Ventra Card For  Jay Z                                            A New Baby Lady GaGa                                          A Chicago Penthouse Rod Blagojevich                                 A Pardon Jesse Jackson Jr.                               A Pardon Williams Beavers                               A Pardon Robin Thicke                                     ... Read more »