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Universal Music Group To Expand Strategic Operations Within Africa

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, recently announced a signifi cant expansion in French-speaking Africa, with the launch of a new strategic division within French-speaking Africa markets with a focus on discovering and supporting local music ...

Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards Honors Notable Celebrities, Community Leaders and Entertainers

Several notable celebrities, community leaders and entertainers descended on the city of New Orleans once again to attend the 15th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards, held recently at the Ritz Carlton, New Orleans. They were joined by attendees from across the ...

Sarah Kim appointed String Orchestra and Preparatory String Director for the Hyde Park Youth Symphony

The Hyde Park Youth Symphony (HPYS) recently announced the appointment of Sarah Kim as String Orchestra and Preparatory String Director for the HPYS. In this position, Kim will be responsible for rehearsing the organization’s two string ensembles which focus on ...

Cast of Smokey Joe’s Cafe ready to make it happen

They say the neon lights are bright off Broadway! The new production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, officially opens on Sunday, July 22.

Nigerian American artist Ogorchukwu releases debut poetry book ‘the geometry of being Black’

revolutionary is that it isn’t just about Black suffering. Beginning at suffering, and ending at empowerment, “the geometry of being Black” is a journey about healing racial trauma.

SOUTH SUBURBAN MUSICIAN PERFORMS AT MAMBY ON THE BEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Longtime Village of Homewood resident, Keya Trammell, also known as Gifted Keys, recently headlined the Community Stage at Mamby on the Beach music festival. The south suburban artist creates music that she labels as a fusion of jazz, soul and ...

South Suburban Resident Performs On America’s Got Talent

Season 13 of NBC’s America’s got talent recently premiered and episode three featured an audition from Village of Dolton resident Kathryn Granberry, known on the show as Ms. Trysh. The 57-year-old singer received a yes from all four judges after ...

Two Chicago Musician Reflect On The Evolution Of Hip Hop

“At its root, hip-hop is the voice and it’s an insight into what’s going on in an artist’s neighborhood or city. I think the commercialization of rap changed the culture so now there is a lot of need for instant ...

Wesley Snipes and Ray Norman Published an Original Work of Fiction: TALON OF GOD, A Novel about the Battle to Prevent Hell on Earth

The publication of a work of fiction, a supernatural thriller, by international film and television action star Wesley Snipes, along with co-author Ray Norman, entitled Talon of God, is a non-stop contemporary fantasy adventure that’s sure to please readers with ...

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 44th Season

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 44th season, opening with Curve of Departure by Rachel Bonds and directed by BJ Jones.

13th Annual Lake Meadows Art Fair Scheduled for Father’s Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17, 2018

“The Lake Meadows Art Fair continues to celebrate the richness of the African-American and African heritage and culture. Through the beauty of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, photography, wearable art clothing, and handmade jewelry, the talented artists are given the opportunity to ...

Action Thriller Movie is Reimagined! “Superfly” Hits the Big Screen June 13th

Superfly - the film that helped define a genre in its characters, look, sound, and feel - is reimagined with Director X, director of legendary music videos (Drake, Rihanna), introducing it to a new generation. The screenplay is by Alex ...

Stevie Wonder Announces “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music” Concert Series

As an activist, Stevie also spearheaded the realization of “Martin Luther King Day” as a national holiday. His participation in the “We Are The World” fundraiser for hunger in Africa was a music industry milestone while his involvement to put ...

City of Chicago Announces Music Lineup for 38th Annual Taste of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) are pleased to announce the full music lineup for the 38th Annual Taste of Chicago.

Major Drink Alert — Music Mogul DJ Khaled Partners with Hyde Power Potion Energy Drink by ProSupps

In a series of social media posts recently, music mogul, cultural influencer and icon DJ Khaled announced that he has entered into a business partnership with ProSupps, LLC on the Hyde Power Potion performance energy beverage. “When seeking out a ...