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CENTER STAGE: Concert, Festivals and Events for May

DRAKE JODY WATLEY BEENIE MAN   WVON’s Speak Sistah Speak Thursday, May 28, DuSable Museum of African American History (740 E. 56th Place), FREE Jazzin’ with the Saints Friday, May 29 @ Gallery Guichard (436 E. 47th Street) Jungle Tour with Drake Friday, May 29 @ United Center Rachelle Ferrell Live Friday, May 29 @ Portage Theatre Chicago Gospel Music Festival Friday – Sunday, May 29-31 @ Millennium Par ...

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Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition

Jay-Z and Beyonce are Following a Rich Tradition Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul, mind, body and spirit of what it means to dare to change the world into a better place. Hip-hop is not just about acquiring funds or “stacking paper.” It is also about giving back. I have personally been a lon ...

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Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee – Theater Diva

-Photo by: Kathleen Mosley- Chicago Artist Spotlight: Tangela McGee - Theater Diva Tangela McGee is a 26 year old entertainer born and raised right here in Chicago.  She is an actress, model, mentor, dancer and singer, just to name a few.  Tangela is surely making a name for herself and taking the industry by storm little by little.  She currently is supporting actress in the Encore presentation of Preachin ...

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ComEd, Chicago Park District help Chicago #SwitchOnSummer2015

ComEd, Chicago Park District help Chicago #SwitchOnSummer2015   Chicago has officially made the switch to summer! ComEd and the Chicago Park District recently turned on Buckingham Fountain with a celebration of live entertainment and fun for all ages. In addition to educational activities and membership raffles hosted by participating partners – including the Museum of Science & Industry, Shedd Aqu ...

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Cambridge School Transforms Old Fairy Tales Into Modern Musical

Cambridge School Transforms Old Fairy Tales Into Modern Musical The Cambridge School of Chicago perform a special musical rendition of “Pinocchio” as part of their Eighth Annual Spring Production entitled “Once Upon A Time…With A Twist!” Each class in the school showcased their talent with a unique performance of a classic Disney Fairy Tale. The show, choreographed by Rhea A. Henderson, featured costumes an ...

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Gospel Celebration Packs Chicago House of Hope

By Naimah Latif Staff Writer   Gospel Celebration Packs Chicago House of Hope The House of Hope, a 10,000 seat arena at the 115th street exit off of the Bishop Ford I-94 expressway, was packed with excited audience members singing along with popular artists on stage performing high energy gospel music as part of the Inspiration Celebration Tour, Thursday evening, May 14, 2015. Sponsored by McDonalds an ...

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Planning for our Own Success

                By: Jineea Butler Hip Hop Columnist   Planning for our Own Success   Are we living in the last days? If so, what are we doing about it? It seems the world is coming apart at the seams. The Muslims are attacking the Christians, the Christians are attacking the Muslims; Africa is under siege, the Earth is shaking, the United States is waging war on ...

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Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq

Thousands Turn Out Hoping For A Part In Spike Lee’s Film Chiraq Many aspiring actors and actresses came out for the open casting call for extras in the upcoming Spike Lee film "Chiraq", wrapping a line around the St. Sabina Church, as thousands came to register with 4 Star Casting. Although the publicly announced starting time was10:00am Saturday morning, many gathered outside St. Sabina church on 78th and ...

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Congratulations Dr. West!

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     Congratulations Dr. West! Recently Chicago’s very own Mr. Kanye West, or should I respectfully say,  Dr. Kanye West, addressed students and staff after receiving his Honorary Doctorate Degree in Fine Arts. Mr. West was honored for his many accomplishments in, music, fashion design, and film. Some things come full circle, as the self proclaimed “College Dropout” ...

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Wala Cam TV Spotlight – Queen Mariaha

Wala Cam TV Spotlight - Queen Mariaha When I think of the certain types of characteristics an individual needs to have in order to become a star; passion, resiliency, discipline and raw talent all come to mind. Characteristics Mariaha Johnson “Queen Mariaha” has shown while taking center stage on Wala Cam TV. Ever since showcasing her talent to the world at the WarZone on Wala Cam TV, Mariaha Johnson “Queen ...

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