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‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ Documentary Honors the Chicago Story of the First U.S. African American High School Rowing Team, Premieres on Xfinity July 31st

‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ Documentary Honors the Chicago Story of the First U.S. African American High School Rowing Team, Premieres on Xfinity July 31st
The much anticipated documentary feature A Most Beautiful Thing, chronicles the life of five courageous teenagers who grew up on the West Side of Chicago and earned a place in sports history.   The film details the story of Arshay Cooper, Ray (Pookie) Hawkins, Preston Grandberry, Malcolm Hawkins and Alvin Ross from their teenage years at... Read more »

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’ Showcase the ’90s Chicago Bulls with the Power of Hip Hop Music

ESPN’s ‘The Last Dance’   Showcase the ’90s Chicago Bulls with the Power of Hip Hop Music
For the past three Sunday evenings, over 6.1 million viewers watched The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary series broadcast on ESPN featuring the ‘90s NBA Championship team the Chicago Bulls. The series featured the Michael Jordan era and became the highest rated documentary on the network. The Chicago Bulls journey of achieving six NBA championships... Read more »

Motown Fans Worldwide Can Enjoy New & Entertaining Virtual Content During 'Shelter In Place' [VIDEO]

Motown Fans Worldwide Can Enjoy New & Entertaining Virtual Content During 'Shelter In Place' [VIDEO]
DETROIT, April 12, 2020 – Motown Museum is staying connected with Motown fans around the world by releasing a stream of entertaining and educational content on Instagram, FaceBook, YouTube and Instagram TV.  Its part of Motown Museum’s mission to celebrate the legacy and pioneers of Motown Records and to ‘pass on the seeds of inspiration,... Read more »
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Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]

Award Winning Filmmaker Debra Martin Chase Discusses Producing ‘Harriet’ and Uplifting the African American Story on Film [VIDEO]
Two-time Emmy nominated film and television producer Debra Martin Chase, graced the red carpet at the American Black Film Festival Honors on Feb 23rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. During her red carpet interview with ChicagoNow.com The Art of New Media,  Martin Chase, a Chicago native and a former Advisory Board... Read more »

Sundance 2020: Award Winning Producers Barack and Michelle Obama Win Big in Support of New Emerging Filmmakers

Sundance 2020:  Award Winning Producers Barack and Michelle Obama Win Big in Support of New Emerging Filmmakers
The Sundance Film Festival closed their eleven day film screenings and competition with an award ceremony to present trophies to over 30 filmmakers.  The Director Award: World Cinema Dramatic, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Emerging Filmmaker and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic are just a few of the sponsored awards presented by... Read more »

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'

Sundance 2020: Quibi Discusses the Future of Storytelling with Lena Waithe and HBO, hosting 'An Intimate Dinner with the Cast of Insecure'
Park City, Utah – January 24, 2020:  The Sundance Film Festival 2020 kicked off its eleven day celebration showcasing artists in film, theater and media.  The festival was founded in 1981 by Academy Award winning actor and philanthropist Robert Redford.  This year’s event feature panel conversations,  movie premieres and exhibitions that began Thursday, January  23rd... Read more »
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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 »

Music Pioneer Berry Gordy's Legacy is Celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event

Music Pioneer Berry Gordy's Legacy is Celebrated at Motown Museum Fundraiser Event
The stars came out to pay homage to Motown Founder Berry Gordy this past weekend for a celebratory event commemorating the 60th anniversary of Motown Record Corporation. The three-day event started on Saturday September 21 and showcased an entertainment lineup full of music, celebrities and dignitaries that converged on Detroit for a celebration benefiting the... Read more »

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy

Motown Founder Berry Gordy's $4 Million Donation to the Motown Museum Expansion Will Help Boost Detroit's Economy
The Motown Museum expansion campaign in Detroit has another reason to celebrate. Museum officials announced today that Motown music pioneer Berry Gordy will donate $4 million to the project.  Gordy’s latest contribution adds to other donations as well, from institutions and organizations across the country including Ford Motor Company and UAW-Ford, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, The... Read more »
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Chicago Rap Artists Take a Stand to Combat Gun Violence with an Interactive Music Video

Chicago Rap Artists Take a Stand to Combat Gun Violence with an Interactive Music Video
Rap artists from Chicago are uniting to combat gun violence in a Music Vs Gun Violence campaign, spearheaded by  Leo Burnett Chicago, Chicago Ideas, and Grammy nominated Anthony Khan, aka The Twilite Tone.  Jessica Malkin, Executive Director of Chicago Ideas believes the campaign is an opportunity to reach youths who are enticed by violent messages... Read more »