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The “Big Day” for Chance the Rapper is finally here! After months of back and forth dialogue with AMC, Chance’s new concert movie Magnificent Coloring World  is set to hit theaters soon. The full length film will be making history as the first collaboration between AMC and an independent artist. It also marks the 5 year […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Blog #4 – Emily Blue Emily Blue posing for the announcement of her project “The Afterlove” To wrap up the end of Women’s History Month,  I thought it’d be nice to choose an independent artist […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Jennifer Hudson performing at Aretha Franklin’s Tribute Concert, 2020.  When someone mentions the name Jennifer Hudson, what word first comes to mind? An incredible voice? A beautiful actress? Or perhaps super-star, fashionista, or philanthropist?  This phenomenal […]

Part of our Women’s History Month series about Chicago women musicians. For part one of this series, click here.   Blog #2 – Angel Olsen Angel Olsen posing for the cover of her album “All Mirrors” Though Angel Olsen wasn’t born in Chicago, it was her move to the windy city that ended up defining […]

Chicago may not be the first city to pop into people’s minds when music is concerned, but its multitude of different neighborhoods, vibrant local music scene and community of small venues have provided the perfect stomping grounds for many musicians to hone their craft over the years. This includes many talented ladies in music! From […]

  Part of our ongoing Black History Month Chicago Shout-Out Series! Read the first chapter of this blog here.  Shoutout #2 : Daniel Bernard Roumain (or DBR) Daniel Bernard Roumain is a Haitian-American composer, performer, violinist, and band-leader best known by his nickname – DBR.  What DBR is perhaps best known for is his fusion […]

  Chicago may not be the oldest city in the United States, but its centralized location has made it a prime place for musicians to gather for years. It’s where musicians have historically brought their heritage to jam sessions, stewed things together, and created something new. It’s how Chicago music staples have come about, like […]


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