Party on The Plaza

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June is the kickoff of the Chosen Few DJs House Music Mix at Daley Plaza. Once a month until October, house people converge under the Picasso statue at Daley Plaza in the Center of downtown Chicago and dance during their respective lunch breaks.  Our attire is different, we are usually in our corporate attire but we come ready to dance! I had my work clothes and a pair of converse on my feet! LOL!   It’s become an annual tradition that househeads enjoy a welcome break during the workday.   (Read all about previous ones here!)

This summer’s series kicked off with Chosen Few DJs, Terry Hunter and Alan King.  A little over an hour of non-stop house music had us dancing up a sweat in the middle of our lunch breaks!  The audience is filled with house music lovers of all ages.  Some who don’t come out to clubs as much and some who are club regulars and the music reflected it.  A balance of classic house music and old school tracks filled the downtown Chicago air and a sea of house people shed their “corporate skins” and cut loose!  I’m sure most go back to work pretty sweaty!

It’s part of the month long build up to my favorite weekend of the year, the Chosen Few Festival! If you haven’t purchased your tickets to what I like to call “House Head Christmas”, get them now!  Click the link on the flyer for details!  The next Lunch Time mix is Weds, June 26 right before the Chosen Few Festival. That’s guaranteed to be a good time!

Until next time,

See ya on a dance floor!

Black Widow

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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.