An Evening with Monique Bingham!

An Evening with Monique Bingham!

Monique took the stage with her signature sultry voice and sang crowd favorites like “Deep in the Bottom”, “Elevator”, “Take me to my Love” and more.  Monique has such an incredible voice and stage presence and watching her in a more intimate environment like the Renaissance Bronzeville really allowed the crowd to connect with her in a different way

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: Thirst Thursdays, Love & Lust Live and Black Coffee!!

The Weekend Wrap-Up:  Thirst Thursdays, Love & Lust Live and Black Coffee!!

I spent Sunday recuperating from another groove filled weekend but I wouldn’t have it any way. Our parties and our house music are as diverse at our city.  There is always house music to enjoy no matter what your preference is. That’s the beauty of house music in Chicago!

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: Unity Thru Adversity: The House Community Comes Together to Help One of Our Own

The Weekend  Wrap-Up:  Unity Thru Adversity: The House Community Comes Together to Help One of Our Own

The result was threefold;  a night filled with love, raising money for a family that’s been a part of this community for decades and an opportunity to show what happens when we gather together united by the music for a common purpose. It’s what a community feels like.  Its how a community operates and behaves.  It’s incredibly special and feels amazing and it’s what I love about this music scene and why I continue to be a part  of it... moments like these, when we come together...In spite of it all.

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The Weekend Wrap-Up: The Dancefloor Was Hot!!

The Weekend Wrap-Up: The Dancefloor Was Hot!!

Chicago has such a diverse music scene and every night you can find something different to groove to but it all remains Chicago House Music.   It’s another reason why I love enjoying house music here. Each week is something different but it’s all music to my ears

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Weekend Wrap-Up-Pt. 2-House Is A Feeling!

Weekend Wrap-Up-Pt. 2-House Is A Feeling!

Sunday Night I headed to Rosemont to attend “House Is a Feeling”.  Not just another reunion party, this was an event with some of the most legendary names in house music.  Presented by I am House/MPJ, House is a Feeling featured legendary DJs, Tony Cano, Jesse de la Pena, DJ Val and Paul Johnson and artists Barbara Tucker, Cece Peniston, Georgie Porgie, Dajae, Ally-Us, and Dawn Tallman.  Held at Joes Live it was five hours of music and performances that lived up to the name…House is truly a Feeling!!!

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Weekend Wrap-Up Pt. 1-Code Red 4th Anniversary Celebration

Weekend Wrap-Up Pt. 1-Code Red 4th Anniversary Celebration

You know you had a great time when you stay until the very end, leave covered in sweat and wake up with your body aching all over!   Those are just a few of the after effects of a musical beatdown.  I experienced the ultimate “House Hangover” last Saturday night at Code Red’s 4th Anniversary Celebration.  The brainchild of DJ and Party Promoter, Ike Williams, Code Red is a party that celebrates house music, unity, and love and it was evident in the packed venue that this night was all about appreciation!

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