The House Community Honors One of Their Own

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A Celebration for a Legend!

Terry Hunter is a staple in the Chicago House Music Scene. He is the Grammy-nominated producer and owner of T’s Box Records and produces songs for some of the top artists in the industry. You can hear his sound on songs by Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Raheem Devaughn, Chantay Savage, Terisa Griffin and many more.   A member of Chicago’s Chosen Few DJs, he is sought after around the world as a DJ and producer. Always busy, he has several projects in the works, including House ‘N HD with Mike Dunn, Imagine No Music and Chosen Few Artist Management.  His music crosses genres and his influence and impact on the culture is undeniable.

They say “give someone their flowers while they are still here”. The Chicago House Community did that this past Saturday Evening, paying tribute to Terry Hunter in an epic celebration featuring some of the most talented DJs and artists in Chicago.   Hosted by Angie Tee (ICEHOUSEPEOPLE) and organized by Greg Winfield (T’sBox Records), the evening was a moment to give those who have been impacted by Terry Hunter to show him some love and appreciation.   Fellow Chosen Few DJs, Alan King and Andre Hatchett joined Dee Jay Alicia, DJ Emmaculate and Greg Winfield on the decks for an evening filled with good music, many of them playing songs that Terry has created and/or produced. 

I was fortunate enough to perform for the event, opening the performances for the evening.  Singers, Chantay Savage and surprise Guest, Terisa Griffith brought the house down with their powerhouse vocals!  Each of us sharing the common bond of having Terry Hunter produced music.  The love in the room was infectious and you could feel how connected the house community is to one of our own.  Showered with gifts from those who loved him, Terry’s smile lit up a room.  Forever humble, Terry graciously thanked everyone in attendance and proceeded to play a set that kept us grooving late into the night. 

In spite of the freezing temperatures outside, inside the Wild Blossom Winery was warm, intimate and full of love for one of our very own. 

Until next time,

See you 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.