On Saturday, June 3, 2017, I had the pleasure of witnessing intense artistry and acoustic sound by Rodrigo y Gabriela. My martial arts home girl, Sherrie and I traveled north by train to the Vic Theatre. The theatre is located in Chicago’s Central Lakeview area. The neighborhood is eclectic with lots of options for entertainment, food, … Continue reading Summer of MUSIC! – Rodrigo & Gabriela
Dancing to House Music reminds me of days of feeling free and happy to be me. From beat to beat, my worries about career, love, and life obstacles fell below my feet. Life is music to my ears. On Sunday, May 28th I visited Promontory-Chicago, a restaurant and music venue in Hyde Park, on … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago
Lauryn Hill came out with one solid album damn near twenty years ago. And yet, in 2017 she still has promoters booking her for events. It makes me wonder. Why? Of course, her name is a draw, and for those of us that loved every word on The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, I guess there … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Relationships Lauryn Hill You
I'm a music lover. I love all different genres. It never really mattered to me whether it was country, rock, or R&B. As long as the message was clear and the beat moved me. Let me tell you about creatives. We flock to one another. There is a synergy there that is encouraging and enlightening. … Continue reading Forgiving Yourself, Moving On, And Letting Go
This year, I decided that the holidays would be spent very differently than what I am traditionally used to. For the Thanksgiving holiday, I spent time relaxing poolside in Orlando with family. I was not interested in slaving in the kitchen and then begging my kiddos to help clean up afterward. So, it worked out … Continue reading Christmas in Savannah
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Mary J. Blige fan. I love her music and her realness. She has never appeared to be the kind of celebrity to pretend to be something or someone she’s not for the sake of record sales. Her music speaks to the masses, it’s relatable, and … Continue reading Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell
A few weeks ago, I got an alert from City Winery-Chicago that Brian McKnight was gracing the stage in an intimate solo performance. In that moment, my movements were fluid and without regret. As I slammed the keys on my computer, I reminisced in my mind about the last time I saw him in concert. … Continue reading A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!
In 2009, Maxwell dropped a gem with BLACKsummers'night. We floated high off of Pretty Wings and he told us that there would be one album a year until the trilogy was completed. We waited with baited breath until the next album dropped. And then Maxwell went on hiatus. Creatives do things like that. And we've … Continue reading In The City- Maxwell Listening Party & Dinner At Lobby At Twelve