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Chicago’s Biggest Summer Hit: CLINK Wine and Spirits Festival Celebrates Black Minority Winemakers and Entrepreneurs

Chicago’s Biggest Summer Hit: CLINK Wine and Spirits Festival Celebrates Black Minority Winemakers and Entrepreneurs
Of all the exciting festivals scheduled this summer, Chicago can add another stellar event to its calendar. Its the first annual CLINK Wine and Spirits Festival and its quickly becoming one of the city’s most popular attractions. Chrishon Lampley, Founder of Love Cork Screw and Co-Founder of CLINK Wine & Spirits Festival (Chicago). Photographer: Christian... Read more »

Hollywood Actor and Chicago Native Charles Parnell Hosts Screening Party for his latest hit movie Top Gun: Maverick

Hollywood Actor and Chicago Native Charles Parnell Hosts Screening Party for his latest hit movie Top Gun: Maverick
The ShowPlace ICON theater on Roosevelt Blvd in Chicago’s downtown was bustling a little bit differently on Tuesday June 7th. Friends of Charles Parnell, the Hyde Park native- now a major actor in Hollywood, waited patiently to greet him with open arms. Charles Parnell Interview (still photo). Top Gun: Maverick. 2022 Eric David, a professional... Read more »

7th Annual Black Music Honors Celebrates R&B Icons Dru Hill, Tevin Campbell, Mary Mary, Keri Hilson, Karyn White and The Whispers

7th Annual Black Music Honors Celebrates R&B Icons Dru Hill, Tevin Campbell, Mary Mary, Keri Hilson, Karyn White and The Whispers
Black Music Honors is back with a live audience for their 7th annual award show honoring artist and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. Karyn White, Dru Hill This two-hour event produced by Chicago based Central City Productions will be recorded live to tape at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts... Read more »
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WNUR 89.3 FM ‘The Vintage House Show’ Interviews House Music Pioneer Toni Shelton at New Studio Location

WNUR 89.3 FM ‘The Vintage House Show’ Interviews House Music Pioneer Toni Shelton at New Studio Location
They say the show must go on and that includes Chicago’s popular radio broadcast The Vintage House Show on WNUR 89.3 FM radio and live on YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. The one-hour music and talk radio show hosted by Lori Branch, Kevin McFall and producer Lauren Lowery has been broadcasting every week for seven years... Read more »

53rd NAACP Image Awards Will Broadcast Live With In-Person Audience

53rd NAACP Image Awards Will Broadcast Live With In-Person Audience
The NAACP and BET announced that the 53rd NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live as an in-person event in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 26, 2022. Nominees for the awards program will be announced on January 11, 2022. The NAACP will also recognize winners in categories from the non-televised Image Awards presentation on February 21st thru-... Read more »

ARC Music Festival Debuts in Chicago, Honoring The Pioneers of House Music

ARC Music Festival Debuts in Chicago, Honoring The Pioneers of House Music
The ARC Music Festival is a first time musical feat that paid homage to Chicago’s well-known history of its house music pioneers and culture, while entertaining thousands on Labor Day Weekend. ARC Music Festival Chicago, Union Park. Sept. 4th & 5th, 2021. Photographer: Kursza. Photo Courtesy, Auris Presents. A collaboration of 60 renowned deejays gathered... Read more »
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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 »