Posts tagged "toya cross"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

GEANCO FOUNDATION: $60,000 Closer To A Dream Come True!

Syesha Mercado performs at the Health and Hope for Africa concert gala at the Museum of Science and Industry on December 3, 2011
                   H E A L T H  &   H O P E A selfless act of fundraising, building, and providing support to those who may never experience the material enhances and privileges that some of us may have the opportunities to possess, truly goes a long way. The greatest risk people can ever take is... Read more »
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Carl Thomas! 'Conquer' of Emotion

Carl Thomas! 'Conquer' of Emotion
  There’s something about the smooth richness of R&B recording artist, Carl Thomas’ voice that stimulates the ear and rattles the soul. His tone is filled with emotion and releases soothing harmonies. It just feels good. For those who may need to become reacquainted with the multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, after signing with Bad Boy Entertainment... Read more »

The Geanco Foundation & Health And Hope For Africa

The Geanco Foundation & Health And Hope For Africa
Not sure if you all caught the beautifully talented Syesha Mercado on Windy City Live! this morning, but she was stunning and her voice was melodic as she sung her holiday single “Christmas Melody”. Syesha was first introduced to America as a contestant on American Idol, where she placed second in the competition. Since then,... Read more »

Monday Night ART! The Real Fusion of Fashion & Art

Monday Night ART! The Real Fusion of Fashion & Art
With his art, it’s not definitively a matter of respect and/or disrespect.  It’s more so an exploratory depiction of one’s visual reality, passions, and intake’s of the world around them. A trail, if you will, leading to bits and pieces of an art designer’s totality. P.Scott, a New York-bred and Chicago-based artist and designer, strives... Read more »
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HerPanache's CEO Shareha Tackles Abuse & Homelessness

HerPanache's CEO Shareha Tackles Abuse & Homelessness
October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month.  And for many, there are painful stories that go untold and hearts that remain wounded from unfortunate circumstances. Shareha Adriann, CEO and Owner of HerPanache, an online shopping boutique with an intense product line of shoes, jewelry, and purses,  is expanding her vision and mission this weekend to help... Read more »