Category: music

WHERE ARE THE SINGING GROUPS?

What happened to the group singers?  As we celebrate Black Music Month, I must ask what happened to the soul groups?    Once upon a time there were trios and quartets. Remember The Four Tops, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Spinners, The Temptations, Martha and the Vandellas, The... Read more »

St. Millie - Something Good [Official Music Video]

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” Headed to the top and I don’t know my way back.” -St. Millie This is the story of one who will take it to the limit to achieve. It seems that today, music artists are born overnight –leaving some with the absence of proper development and true understanding of the power within their craft.... Read more »

St. Millie - Something Good [Official Music Video]

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” Headed to the top and I don’t know my way back.” -St. Millie This is the story of one who will take it to the limit to achieve. It seems that today, music artists are born overnight –leaving some with the absence of proper development and true understanding of the power within their craft.... Read more »
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THE WOW OF WHITNEY

Whitney Houston’s voice was one of the most beautiful ever.  She emoted with a rare pureness, any love song was hers.  Her voice was stellar as it lingered.     Her performance of a love song made you stand still and perhaps even shed a tear from the sheer power and quality  of her voice.    She... Read more »

Chicago Loves Eric Roberson!

Chicago Loves Eric Roberson!
When Eric Roberson hits the stage he carries such a charisma, that the energy dances through the atmosphere. His vocal range and intonations make his lyrics even sweeter in a live and intimate performance. A Chicago favorite, Erro, his band, and Blue Erro Soul/Purpose Music Group/eOne Music team came through the Chi last week for... Read more »

Love! Peace! and Soul!

The death of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius has shocked many but left many more confused as to why the celebrated Chicagoan would take his own life. Social networking sites have been buzzing about Cornelius; the general public has been extremely critical and judgmental. As if he was not the pioneer of the black music... Read more »
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Little Black Pearl = Black:unplugged

Terri Lyne Carrington, Dianne Reeves, Monica Haslip, Dr. Angela Davis, Tia Fuller, and Nona Hendryx

Photos by: John Broughton
“Trust yourselves. Trust your vision. Trust your creativity. Trust your imagination.” -Dr. Angela Davis Dating back to the days of the Harlem Renaissance along with the B.A.M. (Black Arts Movement) era, the arts have been the expression route of Black people. Through dance, music, theater, and poetry, the creative and performance arts have given us... Read more »

Idris Elba + 3 Chi Chics = Milk+Honey Baby!

Idris Elba + 3 Chi Chics = Milk+Honey Baby!
Go. The vision and discussion started years ago—the drive has been maturing naturally from birth. Chicago natives, Jeanette McDuffie, Dana Gills, and Asha Kamali May stepped out on faith and a dream and headed to Los Angeles years ago, to build their reality in love, hopes, and dreams. Each in their respective entertainment industry entities,... Read more »

The Motto: Love,Peace, & Soul.

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We were all truly hit with a blow this morning with reports of Soul Train Creator Don Cornelius’ s alleged suicide. And this is day one of Black History Month, what a way it to start off, huh? It is disheartening to see a huge contribution to Black History and creatives gone. In 2010,  Cornelius... Read more »
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Marcus Chapman: S.T.A.R. The Cult of Personality

Marcus Chapman: S.T.A.R. The Cult of Personality
Rock The Mic. The voice never leaves you if they’re that good. The songs become the background to the personality, a bonus, if you will, to an on-air experience. That was urban radio back in the day at its most pinnacle moments. And MC Marcus Chapman was on the come-up. The location, the world’s Windy... Read more »