The Weekend Wrap-Up: Ascension & Soulfica


This weekend I headed to the Cove on Chicago’s South Side for “Ascension”.  Presented by Lisa Henderson of Redd Diva Productions, and hosted by Lady Alicia and Josiah Mendel, the event featured DJs Terry Simmons, Jozana, DJ Boxx and New Jersey’s own, DJ Beloved.  The Cove was a large space perfect for hosting a dance party.  From the moment I walked into the Cove, I felt welcomed.   I was greeted warmly after coming inside from the cold.  The hosts for the evening made everyone feel appreciated.   After some drinks and dancing, I headed to see what treats were in store and wasn’t disappointed, caterer, Sharon Fields, had an outstanding menu that was presented beautifully and tasted as good as it looked.  Joanette Jackson’s deserts were so good! I kept coming back for the Hennessey cupcakes!!!!    It was perfect sustenance for a night full of dancing.  Taking in good music while taking a dance break I was able to mingle with friends and enjoy laughter, conversations and plenty of picture taking with photographer for the evening, Tracy Love.    The room was filled with loving vibes with people united by their love of the music. The Sound Selectors for the evening played diverse sets full of soul and afro grooves.   This was my first time grooving to DJ Beloved.   His set was fantastic; full of energy and diverse song selection!  They set the mood for the evening and from the opening set until the last beat drop they delivered the perfect soundtrack for the evening.

Sunday I headed over to my new regular spot, Soulfrica Sundays at the Renaissance Bronzeville.   It’s nice to have a regular spot for my Sunday Evenings again!  DJs Greg Winfield and Terry Hunter were joined this week by special guest DJ, Steve Maxwell.  Steve complimented the duo of Greg and Terry with his signature smooth and soulful sounds.   Greg Winfield, fresh off his #1 single, took the crowd on a musical journey and Terry Hunter closed the evening with finesse.  The energy was good, the vibe was positive and the music was incredible! Another incredible weekend in house music with some of the most talented DJs in Chicago! 

Until next time,

See ya on a Dancefloor!

Black Widow



Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on and on her book’s website,  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.