Nov
01

Music: KEKE PALMER “Actually Vote”

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SONG VIDEO LINK:  (courtesy of YouTube)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGOAXdva_LE Visit http://vote.org to find your local polling place. KEKE PALMER in “Actually Vote”brought to you by GENERATOR COLLECTIVE + STARRPIX directed by JAKE WILSONwritten by FINNEAS, BENJ PASEK, JUSTIN PAUL, KALEENA ZANDERSproduced by FINNEAS featuring ILANA GLAZER, JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, JULIANNE MOORE, BELLA THORNE video produced by KARL FRANKENFIELD, ILANA GLAZER, […]

Nov
01

Event/Arts & Culture: BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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For Immediate Release October 29, 2020 The African American Arts Allianceto host 2020 Black Excellence Awards Online ceremony honoring Black artists to be held November 10th Chicago, IL—The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across all artistic disciplines, […]

Sep
12

CULTURE: The passing of Chicago Activist/Public Servant MARK S. ALLEN (1962 – 2020)

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REST IN PEACE MR. MARK S. ALLEN I am so sadden to hear the passing of my friend and motivator Mr. Mark Allen. From the day we met, in 2015, I was inspired by his passion for OUR PEOPLE and his wealth gaining process for Black people. I was inspired by him and attended some […]

Jun
17

Events/Culture: JUNETEENTH (June 19th)

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http://pol.moveon.org/ On June 19, 1865, enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now, 155 years later, people in cities and towns across the U.S. continue to mark the occasion with celebrations. This Friday, June 19th, is Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. To honor this […]

Jun
17

Dance: #HELLYOUTALMBOUT 🎥@northwesttapconnection

By | Arts & CultureDance

🎥@northwesttapconnection#SayHisName #SayHerName #SayTheirName You can view the video here with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr-FyI-3wZ0 In 2016, Seattle-based Northwest Tap Connection hip hop instructor Shakiah Danielson created a protest piece that debuted at the 2016 Groovement at Rainier Beach to speak out against police brutality. This POWERFUL tap dance is a performance honoring the names and lives […]

May
18

Music: VIOLINIST RICHMOND PUNCH

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Richmond Punch is a violin virtuoso who delivers a riveting, dynamic, explosive, and powerful performance! A native of Dallas, Texas, Richmond graduated from the top-rated Arts Magnet Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He honed his craft and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the famous Juilliard School of […]

May
10

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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GO BANG! Magazine would like to wish ALL Mother’s & Mother figures, a HAPPY & SAFE Mother’s Day! ENJOY YOUR DAY! 

May
09

Music/Event: FOR THE LOVE OF DJ RON HARDY: A Musical Marathon/Fundraiser

By | Arts & CultureEventsMusicNight Life

On Friday, May 8, 2020, over 106,000 house music lovers came together and “HISTORY WAS MADE!” The Frankie Knuckles Foundation, The Chosen Few DJs, and Le Nocturne Chicago united to present a 10-hour musical marathon/benefit honoring the birthday of the late legendary DJ, Ron “Heart Attack” Hardy, and to raise money to buy a headstone […]

May
01

WHAT ILLINOISANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAY 1 MASK MANDATE

By | Arts & CultureOpinion

Reprinted from: https://www.illinoispolicy.org/ Under the latest extension of Illinois’ stay-at-home order, residents will be required to wear masks in stores and other places where social distancing is not possible. Beginning May 1, Illinois residents will be required to wear a mask or face covering in public places and in situations where they are unable to keep […]

Apr
30

Art: MICHAEL COX of “BORN VAIN ART”

By | Arts & CultureFashion

Michael Cox, a Chicago native, is an artist of the heart. Being surrounded by art most of his life, this self-trained artist took hold and harnessed his creative force. Although he studied at Clark-Atlanta University with a focus in radio/television broadcasting, it is in the artistic world where his presence dominates. Through an intricate layering […]

Apr
30

Culture/Event: GO FUND ME / C.H.I.C.A.G.O. H.E.L.P. (Covid-19 $ RELIEF Assistance)

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GoFundMe Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/chicago-help-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet Pierre Andre’ Evans & Go Bang! Magazine (www.GoBangMagazine.co ) asks for YOU to support: C.H.I.C.A.G.O. H.E.L.P. (Chicago’s House Inspired Campaign Always Giving Others Help & Emergency Love Project) Please donate what you can, to help your fellow man! The COVID-19 Pandemic has hit the world with deadly force. Millions of people worldwide […]

Apr
24

Music/Event: 2020 CHOSEN FEW PICNIC & HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

By | Arts & CultureEventsMusicNight Life

Reprint:Robbi Promoter23-44a 93rd stQueens, NY 11369 UPDATED STATEMENT ON THE 2020 CHOSEN FEW PICNIC & HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL April 24, 2020 We regrettably want to share with you all that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling the in-person Chosen Few Picnic & House Music Festival scheduled for July 4, 2020 in Chicago’s […]

Apr
13

Business: UNLEASH YOUR INHIBITIONS

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A multidisciplinary production for grown folks. We entertain and heighten your senses with dance, poetry, fashion and music. Artistic Director: Erika Jarvis(email) creativesoul_ent@yahoo.com(Blog) https://www.blogtalkradio.com/unleashyourinhibitions?fbclid=IwAR1RYkwl29nyu6Lpah66oR4ZaFJH3EV-1HerB2Jwo9hXTtop_ak0hhefz6U

Apr
09

Events: All Large Summer Events in Illinois Should Be Canceled, Governor Says

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REPRINT OF WWW.NBCCHICAGO.COM All large gatherings planned for summertime in Illinois may need to be canceled, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday. When asked during his daily coronavirus briefing if organizers of major summer events should plan on limiting crowds or making adjustments, Pritzker said he thinks “everybody needs to think seriously about canceling large summer […]

Apr
01

Actor/Arts Educator: PETER G. ANDERSEN

By | Arts & CultureTheatre

Peter Andersen is a theatre artist originally from Wisconsin who is based out of Chicago.  He is a graduate of Emerson College where he obtained his BFA in Acting.   Peter is currently finishing his season as a teaching artist for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre Company, and Writers Theatre. ​This summer he will be assisting Bill […]

Mar
28

Business: WRITERS THEATRE

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For over 25 years, Writers Theatre has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to contemporary theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers Theatre has grown to become a […]

Mar
28

Business: A TASTE OF THEATER

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A Taste of Theatre is a 501(c) organization dedicated to supporting self-producing playwrights by providing them a platform to showcase one scene of their play. 2012 – The very first festival occurred at the Portage Theatre. At the event, Shelly Garrett, the American Association of Community Theatre, Actors Equity, Mike Oquindo, IATW Rep, Dramatist Guild […]

Mar
25

Dancer: JOEL HALL, Co-Founder/JOEL HALL DANCERS

By | Arts & CultureDance

Joseph “Joel” Hall was born in Chicago, Illinois, on April 20, 1949. Hall began his dancing career in 1968 under the tutelage of Ed Parrish, and the following year, he moved to New York City, where he studied under Denise Jefferson. Returning to Chicago, he earned his B.A. degree in sociology from Northeastern Illinois University […]

Mar
25

Poet: De’Andre “BLAQ ICE” Hawthorne

By | Arts & CulturePoetry

Blaq Ice is an American poet, international spoken word artist, entertainer, lecturer, promoter, producer, host, published author, mentor and activist. The contributions of this amazing artist to American spoken word poetry, is truly monumental. Not only has he left an imprint in arts and entertainment, but he has also left his footprint in communities all […]

Mar
08

Dancer: Andre Pierre “The Dancing Machine” HOUSE MUSIC DANCE CLASS

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Dancer:ADVANCED TICKETS ONLY – NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!!! TICKET LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/house-music-dance-class-tickets-98875293665?aff=ebdssbeac Sun, April 26, 2020 (PENDING CORONAVIRUS BAN) 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT Dance Studio 403 East 69th Street Chicago, IL 60637 “GOTTA HAVE HOUSE” – House Dance Class Learn the basics through intermediate levels of house music club-dancing. House music began in […]