Weekend Wrap-Up: "Flirt & Flow" and The Hyde Park Brew Fest!

Weekend Wrap-Up:  "Flirt & Flow" and The Hyde Park Brew Fest!

This past weekend was full of musical artistry at its finest.  Friday I headed to Room 2 for “Flirt & Flow”, the latest project by artist, Russoul.  Flirt & Flow is a new experience that puts the focus on the artist.  In his own words, Russoul wanted an experience that allowed him to introduce artists he loves, admires and respects.   Russoul encourages fellow artists to come out and see what this new experience is all about.  Joining him in this new venture are singers, Jon Pierce and Sheree Hicks.   Both of these amazing artists are similar in their ability to pour their hearts out on the stage and connect with their audiences. They have shared their gifts and in their performances we dance to the words they bring to life. I’m looking forward to the continued evolution of this event.  An event to celebrate artists and their gifts is much needed in Chicago.

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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: Snow? What Snow?

The Weekend Wrap-Up:  Snow? What Snow?

Chicagoans are built tough.  Extreme Weather conditions couldn’t keep us from enjoying the music we love.  In spite of the weather, house people got out and enjoyed great music, great parties and great people!  

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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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The Weekend Wrap-Up: The MLK Extended Weekend Edition

The Weekend Wrap-Up:  The MLK Extended Weekend Edition

There are special moments when you see how beautiful this music and our house community is, how rich in musical diversity our city is and the beauty of our eclectic audiences.   At our core, that’s what unites the Chicago House Community…it is and will always be because of the music.  On the day we honor Dr. King for his vision and his legacy along with the birthday of Frankie Knuckles, this weekend serves as a great reminder of the strength of what unites us. 

 

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