Guess who's back?

Guess who's back?

It's been a year since I've blogged anything. 2016 has been a whirlwind of activity for me personally and professionally.  I'm back now with a new website and a blog that is going in an entirely different direction. I'm excited about the future right now.  More on that later...Many of you have asked where I have been. LOL...truth is I've been all over the place. 2016 has been nonstop!!! I'm still making music and performing around the city. I have 3 new songs recorded and ready to release in 2017 and my baby, my very 1st book, is scheduled for release in 2017!  You don't know how happy that makes me...it is truly a dream fulfilled! On a personal note, my oldest graduated grade school and headed to HS this year as a LINK unlimited Scholar, My daughter was accepted into the prestigious High Jump Scholars program and my little guy went through his own transition as he started 5th grade in a new school! This working mom has been busy but is so proud of the moves my children are making!!!

Despite the hectic mess that is my life, I've still been able to do what I love, writing, performing and enjoying the Chicago House scene!!! If you live here you know that #SummertimeChi is lit!!! House parties, picnics, beach and boat days, outdoor concerts, movies in the park and of course ...the CHOSEN FEW PICNIC! I call it Househead’s Christmas!  I was able to get out and enjoy it all. That's what I love so much about this city!  House lives here!!! I can literally go out every night of the week if I wanted and hear some of the best in House music!

As for what's coming up soon?  I'm taking my blog in a new direction. As my writing and recording career continues to blossom, I really want to begin to shine a light on House Music from a fan's perspective and from an artists perspective.  I'll still continue writing about love, dating, sex, and relationships on my website www.thesumofmanythings.com! (After all, I'm still a Chicago girl dating in the city!)  but I also want to give you a glimpse inside the community I love so much, the Chicago House community.   I want to give  you guys a glimpse inside my writing process as a poet and songwriter and take you on a journey through music and prose.

Look forward to weekly blog posts from me from now on and I'll l keep you posted on where you can find me!

On this week’s agenda:

Monday:

I'll be with my friend and sister, DEE JAY Alicia as she celebrates her one year anniversary at Frances Lounge. Tonight I'm in for a musical treat, DJ Alicia, DJ Reg, Greg Winfield, Gene Hunt and Jamie 3:26! WHAT A LINEUP for a Monday!

Tuesday:

There’s no better place to be than Reynolds on Tuesday nights.  Chosen Few DJ Mike Dunn and DJ Tony T are guaranteed to keep you moving on a dance floor!

Thursday:

Off to the south suburbs with resident DJs, DJ Alicia, Steve Miggedy Maestro, Tony War and special guest Chris Underwood for Sonic Boom Thursdays at Hot Shots

Friday:

I'm so excited for this one!!! I'm off to the Mid on the near north side of Chicago to party with Mike Dunn, David Sabat, Zebo and OSUNLADE!!! THIS ONE IS GUARANTEED TO BE A BANGER!!! I CANNOT WAIT!

THEN SATURDAY:

It's my turn to touch the mic! I'm thrilled to join Herban Soul Radio at the Born Vain Art Bar for an evening of Poetry and House with special guests Carlos Lavezzari from NY, KeSera from Wisconsin and myself. DJ Steve Maxwell and Steve Price will keep the party going after the blessing of the mics! I have a new piece that I'm so excited to debut! 

As you can see, House music is alive and well in the City of Chicago and I look forward to keeping you guys up to date on everything House and future Black Widow performances!!!

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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 www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  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.