Category: Chicago Concerts

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary

Chicago's DJ Casper ‘Cha Cha Slide’ Song Selected by NFL-Pepsi's Ad Campaign to Honor NFL's 100th Anniversary
The football season is here and Chicago fans have much to cheer about.  Besides the city being selected to host the first football game of the season in honor of the NFL’s 100th anniversary, there’s a television commercial campaign being aired that’s also giving Chicago global recognition. In a concerted effort to honor the National... Read more »

Black Ensemble Theater’s Teddy Pendergrass Tribute, is a 'Must See' for R&B Soul Music Fans

Black Ensemble Theater’s Teddy Pendergrass Tribute, is a 'Must See' for R&B Soul Music Fans
Black Ensemble Theatre (BET) is lighting up the stage once again with one of their best performances since founded in 1976.  I Am Who I Am (The Story of Teddy Pendergrass), is a riveting story honoring the life and music of R&B singer-songwriter Teddy Pendergrass.   The musical play will be part of this year’s ‘Season... Read more »

Black Ensemble’s 'Dynamite Divas' Wows the Audience with a Tribute to R&B Soul

Black Ensemble’s 'Dynamite Divas' Wows the Audience with a Tribute to R&B Soul
“Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you, the Dynamite Divas Telecast, featuring Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Gladys Knight and Nancy Wilson!,” bellowed Mr. Maurice (Rueben D. Echoles) as he stood alone at center stage. “This grand concert features the biggest and most influential R&B singers of our time!” From Mr. Maurice’s opening scene of Dynamite... Read more »
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Black Ensemble Theater's 'Men Of Soul' Will Have You Dancing and Singing in Your Seats

Black Ensemble Theater's 'Men Of Soul' Will Have You Dancing and Singing in Your Seats
The award winning Black Ensemble Theater rolled out the red carpet this weekend for the premier of their musical revue Men Of Soul, to kick off their six week run in Chicago.   Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks wrote and directed the stage play to take the audience on a musical journey, that highlights... Read more »

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom Keeps Jazz Alive in Chicago [VIDEO]

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom Keeps Jazz Alive in Chicago [VIDEO]
When it comes to jazz, Bobby Broom is the quintessential jazz guitarist and composer.  Like Wynton Marsalis, Broom stands true to the history and culture of the founding pioneers of the jazz genre. Broom’s style of performing with the same delicate strumming and interpretation made popular by legendary jazz  guitarists Wes Montgomery and Les Paul,... Read more »

K. Michelle's Concert Video Goes Viral with Nearly One Million Views Posted by Chicago Blogger

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‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ is defined in Wikipedia, as ‘accidental exposure of intimate parts.’  It’s a term that was coined in the mid-2000’s that’s becoming one of today’s  most common fashion faux pas.   Besides the victim’s natural reaction of ‘oops’ or ‘why didn’t someone tell me?’,  the  photographs and videos that capture these mishaps are less than... Read more »
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Singers Anita Baker & Jill Scott Perform in Chicago Summer Concerts

Two of the music industry’s most sultriest soul singers will be in Chicago July 13,  eight time Grammy Award winning singer Anita Baker and the neo-soul hipster and Grammy nominated R&B vocalist Jill Scott. Fans of both Baker and Scott will have to decide between one of two summer concerts since both songstresses will be... Read more »

British Soul-Pop Group 'Swing Out Sister' Will kick Off US tour in Chicago

British Soul-Pop Group 'Swing Out Sister' Will kick Off US tour in Chicago
The British pop group Swing Out Sister will kick off their United States tour in Chicago at the House Of Blues on July 2.   Swing Out Sister was popular in the ’80s for their danceable and uplifting music, that flowed with funky jazz and soulful arrangements. Swing Out Sister is best known for their 1986... Read more »