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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A "Soul Cleansing" Night in House

A "Soul Cleansing" Night in House

I said in a previous blog that House Music was healing. For many of us, it is the music that has the power to uplift us when our spirits are down.   That was apparent this past Saturday night at the Promontory.  It was an unseasonably warm January evening and dance patrons came early and filled up the dance floor quickly.  Presented by RFK, The Way We Were and The Chosen Few DJs, Terry Hunter & Alan King were joined by DJs Vick Lavender and Steve Maxwell at the Promontory in Chicago’s Hyde Park Neighborhood.  The music for the evening was new and fresh, showcasing the best in soulful, deep and afro house.  It was the end of a very intense week of emotions for most of us and each DJ delivered a musical sermon that was food for the soul.

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Renaissance Wednesday!!!

Renaissance Wednesday!!!

Walking into the Renaissance, I felt like I was stepping back in time. Located in Bronzeville, also known as the “Black Metropolis”, The Renaissance Bronzeville is a beautiful venue that combines vintage style with modern accents.   Reminiscent of old jazz clubs that used to line the Bronzeville neighborhood streets, the venue is full of ambiance and style.  Big Bands have been replaced by soulful DJs playing to an eclectic crowd of young professionals and seasoned house people.  Spacious and comfortable seating surround the perimeter of the club with a dedicated VIP area to the left of the DJ Booth.  There is a decent sized dance floor and a huge bar.  It feels intimate without feeling cramped. 

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