Sep
09

Fashion/Business: ANTHONY O. STUDIOS

By | BusinessFashion

Photo Credit: Anthony O. Studios   I got started in Entertainment through modeling, at the young age of 11. Slowly though, I took a liking to working behind the scene, rather than being in front of the camera. So, a few years later I decided to study photography to further my knowledge. I was also […]

Jul
17

Business/Event: MIYAGI RECORDS “Record Store Day ’21: pt.2”

By | BusinessEvents

Many thanks to everyone who supported and participated in Part 1 of our RSD / One Year Anniversary celebration! Despite a short burst of heavy rain, we couldn’t have asked for a better day for digging 🙂 If you missed the event, check out the recap here, so many good records were waiting to be […]

Jul
01

Business: President Obama meets with South Side Chicago business owner Eric Williams

By | Business

Video courtesy of Obama Foundation/YouTube: President Obama met with South Side Chicago business owner Eric Williams, founder of The Silver Room and the upcoming Bronzeville Winery. In conversation, Eric talked about his passion for creating opportunities in his own community and President Obama discussed ways to leverage the expected boost in tourism from the future […]

May
02

Business: TANISHA CONLEY / IAMFACEBYGRACE &HONEYGIRL BROWS

By | Business

Photo credit:  Chloe’ Wallace   Tanisha “FaceByGrace” Conley, is a multifaceted entrepreneur, licensed esthetician based out of the Chicago suburb of North Chicago. Affectionately known as “Grace,” she was engulfed by the beauty industry at a very young age. It was just as difficult then as it is now to try and not focus on […]

May
02

Music/Radio/Business: DJ MICHELLE “MeMe” HUGHES

By | BusinessMusicRadio

“From Miss Gucci to Mizz MeMe to the infamous FoxXxy!” THE LOVE FOR THE MUSIC STARTED AT 13 IN 8TH GRADE. LISTENING TO ANYTHING SHE COULD GET HER HANDS ON AND THEN GOING TO THE PARTIES @ 14, SNEAKING IN THE POWER PLANT (HOT CLUB IN CHICAGO EARLY 80’S) TO EXPERIENCE (NOT HEAR) FRANKIE KNUCKLES […]

May
02

Music/Business: DJ GREG GRAY & NU BANG COLLECTIVE

By | BusinessMusic

Photo courtesy of Emmett V. Nicholas   Music is one man’s expression to the world. As a DJ, we convey that message to the masses. Greg Gray was exposed to a variety of music at a young age. Growing up in the ‘70s, Disco, R&B, Funk and Blues were the foundation from which his love […]

May
01

Business: DR. MOHAMED SHALABI / HEALTH 1st CENTER

By | Business

We are a family-owned and operated full service Chiropractic Wellness Center in Palos Heights IL, dedicated to the overall health of our patients and community. Contrary to an impersonal franchise run clinic, at Health 1st Center our patients are like family! Our goal is to provide you with top quality care and simple, common-sense tips […]

Apr
02

National Association of Black Journalist’s NEWEST MEMBER!

By | Business

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER! Go Bang! Magazine founder, Pierre Andre’ Evans is the NEWEST, PROUDEST member of the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ), as of March 27, 2021! NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of Black journalists worldwide. #NABJ […]

Apr
01

The Latest On INVEST South/West

By | Business

The Evergreen Imagine Development Team bringing equitable development to Auburn Gresham Photo courtesy of Lightfoot for Chicago     Pierre, When I ran for mayor, I promised to bring real equity to the way the City invests in communities. This week, we took a giant step forward in fulfilling that promise. Through our signature $750 […]

Apr
01

Business/Literature: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF GO BANG! MAGAZINE

By | BusinessEventsLiteratureOpinion

On November 24, 2019, I accepted an offer for my dream job with a radio station, as a freelance writer and social media manager. This was my first time fully pursuing my dream of being self-employed, so I took a leap of faith and accepted the position, as a side hustle to my main job. […]

Mar
31

Music / Business: ANDRE “MUSIC MAN” WILLIAMS / A&W ECSTASY RECORDS

By | BusinessMusic

Andre was born and raised in Chicago Illinois. He has performed at many venues throughout the Midwest, East Coast & West Coast. Andre is a true entertainer / writer / producer / vocalist. Singing has always been a passion of his. Andre’s genuine love and appreciation for music has allowed him to emerge as one […]

Mar
28
Mar
01

Radio/Business: TONY GRAY & GRAY COMMUNICATIONS

By | BusinessRadio

Longevity is the word that describes Tony Gray’s career. In a downsizing industry, the St. Louis native remains a principle player. In 2009/2010, Radio Ink Magazine named Gray one of the most influential African Americans in Radio. His client list includes some of the most successful Urban, Urban AC, and Hip Hop stations, to his […]

Mar
01

Poetry/Business: MAURICE TAYLOR & POETIC RECOVERY

By | BusinessPoetry

A grassroots organizer, activist, and spoken word artist, Soulfighter, uses multimedia and performance to bring awareness to social issues, small community businesses and community centered organizations. He uses cultural expression to encourage healing. Maurice uses his voice to address issues of oppression, abuse in foster care, child molestation, and mental illness due to childhood trauma. […]

Feb
01

Music/Business: DJ MARKISS KNOBS/HOUSE OF THE SUN/TURTLE WAX RECORDINGS

By | BusinessMusic

Photo credit: http://www.cassiehastuphotography.com/ DJ/Producer/Label Owner Markiss Knobs has devoted over 25 years of his life to House music. Playing across the globe alongside top DJ’s and upcoming DJs at all types of venues from festivals, raves, clubs, lounges, bars, beach parties and underground parties including Pacha (Ibiza) and Oh! Marbella (Marbella). For over a decade, […]

Jan
01

Music / Radio/ Business: DJ CELESTE ALEXANDER & SOPHISTICADO RECORDINGS

By | BusinessMusicRadio

Photo by Marcus Pizer Make up by Viola Nicholson    While other women were watching the game in the industry, DJ Celeste Alexander dared to play it. Wife, mother, DJ and co-owner of a music label, Celeste manages to balance these responsibilities while delivering and creating some of the deepest, soulful mixes in today’s house […]

Jan
01

Film/TV/Theatre/Music/Comedy/Business: MARCOS LUIS & 3SB THEATER COMPANY

By | BusinessComedyFilmNight LifeTelevision

“If you risk nothing, then you risk everything. Art is all about taking these risks.”-Marcos Luis Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Marcos got his start in the entertainment industry by appearing in stage plays, including being a host of “Kidsburgh”, later graduating to television and film. Since his introduction as an actor he has added singer, […]

Dec
01

Music/Business/Film/TV: VINCE LAWRENCE & SLANG MUSIC GROUP

By | BusinessFilmMusicTelevision

Photo credit:  Tyler Curtis   Vince Lawrence of Chicago, IL is an American dance music producer, businessman and is one of the leading innovators of the genre of music called “House music”. Industry insiders recognize Lawrence as co-author of “On and On”, the first recording officially designated “House music”. He worked with Jesse Saunders in […]

Dec
01

Music/Business: DJ DUANE “TASTEMAKER” POWELL & SOUNDROTATION

By | BusinessMusic

  Photo credit:  SEED LYNN   Duane Powell’s love for music started an early age growing up in the 1970’s being exposed to Chicago’s rich Soul music scene. His uncles were disc jockeys until the mid 80’s and artists including Minnie Riperton, The Emotions, Chaka Khan, Miki Howard and The Staple Singers were their classmates […]

Dec
01

Music/Business/Dance/Fashion: DJ CZARINA MIRANI aka CZBOOGIE: 5 Magazine & Fivestarboogie Dancers

By | BusinessDanceFashionMusic

Photo credit: Leslie Carroll   Born in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and Indian father, Czarina (aka Czboogie) moved to the United States and attended Northwestern University majoring in Theater. She wanted to be an actress and did films, TV, commercials, and modeling, (all that lovely shit) for 15 years, but also had a […]

Dec
01

Business/Literature/Dance: ENTREPRENEUR PIERRE A. EVANS’ interview on “Living On Purpose” podcast

By | BusinessDanceLiterature

Photo credit: Yortel Photography   INTERVIEW LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR7SioQVohs&feature=youtu.be On this episode, LIVING ON PURPOSE had a conversation with entrepreneur and author, Pierre A. Evans. He gave us an in-depth look into the creative process of his book “Inside The Minds of Entertainers” and other fascinating subjects. Pierre’s debut book “INSIDE THE MINDS OF ENTERTAINERS” is […]

Dec
01

Comedy/Business: SHEREE LUCKETT & KEEPING IT FUNNY ENTERTAINMENT

By | BusinessComedy

Photo credit: PRO PHOTOGRAPHYMakeup by: Jacqueline Scott Comedian and actress Sheree Luckett has been featured on B.E. T. Comic View, Def Comedy Jam, 106 and Park, is one of the hottest female comics on the rise. A Chicago native, Sheree is the official host of “Fallout Funny Fridays” every other Friday of the month at […]

Dec
01

Business: JASON WILSON – ENTREPRENEUR & SPIRITUAL LIFE COACH

By | Business

Jason Wilson is an entrepreneur, podcaster and a Spiritual Life Coach. Originally from Atlanta, GA, he now resides in Bogota, Colombia. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. He’s the CEO of Spiritlink, where he connects fitness enthusiasts from all over the world who want to be the best version of themselves. Being a […]

Nov
01

Fashion / Business: STEVIE EDWARDS of I LUV STEVIE – “The new ‘IT’ Fashion Designer” -Vogue

By | BusinessFashion

Just a few weeks ago, it was announced that lifetime Chicago resident Stevie Edwards would be making history in Vogue Magazine’s October issue, being the first Black designer to feature his collection in a full-page ad. This has not been done since the 80’s with Black designers such as Willi Smith, Patrick Kelly, or Stephen […]

Nov
01

Music/Business: DJ TONY MADD EVANS / SGI ENTERTAINMENT

By | BusinessMusic

Photo Credit:  Victor Price   Growing up in Chicago in the South Shore area, Tony Evans (DJ Tony Madd) fell in love with music. His creativity was sparked, being able to walk out of his back door and hear live bands playing nearby. In the 70’s and 80’s Tony was fortunate to grow up with […]

Nov
01

Business: SGI ENTERTAINMENT

By | Business

Services: MANAGEMENT/MARKETING/PROMOTIONS/DJ SERVICES  Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/356338518067/ Contact: Ken White  FB link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/356338518067/user/816057146

Nov
01

Music/Business/Radio: JAMES C. BIRDSONG, JR. / BIRDSONG ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTING AND ARTS, INC.

By | BusinessMusicRadio

James C. Birdsong, Jr. is an aspiring gospel vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, advocate for our children and author of The Best is Yet to Come: A Testimony of One Young Man’s Redemption, an inspirational memoir published nationally and to this date, received positive reviews and appearances on multiple television, radio and print media platforms […]

Oct
01

Music/Business/Nightlife: REGGIE C. CORNER / THEWAYWEWERE PRODUCTIONS 20th ANNIVERSARY

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

Reginald Corner is one of House music’s greatest assets in Chicago and has been extremely instrumental in keeping the peaceful celebration of music alive. On the House scene since it began in 1980, Corner has had the pleasure of watching House flourish over the past four decades. During that time, he formed relationships with some […]

Oct
01

Music/Business: HYDE PARK RECORDS’ ALEXIS BOUTEVILLE

By | BusinessMusic

Photo courtesy of: https://www.facebook.com/HydeParkRecords GO BANG! Magazine founder Pierre Andre’ Evans recently approached Hyde Park Records owner Alexis Bouteville, in hopes that Hyde Park Records would stock and sell his debut book “INSIDE THE MINDS OF ENTERTAINERS.”  Alexis responded that he was more than happy to support local talent and would definitely place the book […]

Sep
12

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

By | Arts & CultureBusinessMediaRadioTelevision

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 […]

Sep
01

Business/Events/Nightlife/Music: ROBBI THE PROMOTER

By | BusinessEventsMusicNight Life

Robbi The Promoter is based in New York City. He began promoting in 1995 and currently promotes dance parties (in and outside of New York), web sites, clothing, dance music videos + releases, and is affectionately known as the “5 Time Award-Winning Best Promoter”, winning Undergroundarchives’ Best Promoter award five years in a row (2000-2005). […]

Sep
01

Music/Business/Nightlife: REG ‘DJ BOXX’ ANDERSON, Bosar Music

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

Boxx – An established presence in House music, as well as being a complete DJ and Producer in the industry. He’s a long time Chicago DJ, beginning from his first residency at the Galaxy Disco in 1985 at the age of 17. Boxx has had the opportunity to play in many cities and venues in […]

Sep
01

Business/Film/Television: AVERY KELLEY, Inspired Melanin LLC., “Soul Train Soul Change”

By | BusinessFilmTelevision

Avery Kelley is a name to keep in mind. Ms. Kelley is an up and coming writer, director and producer from the Southside of Chicago. Avery is 12 years old and entering the seventh grade. Since a little girl, she has loved everything about the Arts; dancing, singing, and her passion being writing. While extremely […]

Aug
01

Business: ERIC WILLIAMS / THE SILVER ROOM

By | Business

Eric Williams is the founder and creative director of The Silver Room, an innovative retail, arts, and community events space opened in 1997. The Silver Room intersects the worlds of fashion, music and visual art, and operates as a boutique, gallery, and community arts center. Williams founded “The Silver Room Block Party” in 2004 and […]

Aug
01

Business: JONATHAN T. SWAIN / KIMBARK BEVERAGE SHOPPE

By | Business

While his background spans a variety of industries and sectors, Jonathan T. Swain has always been a strategic thinker driven to solve problems, specifically those that affect the individuals and communities in Chicagoland. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Duke University, Jonathan earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Immediately […]

Aug
01

Music / Radio / Business: TERRY “DJ GLOVEMASTER SIZ” MOORE / DA DJZ ORIGINALZ

By | BusinessMusicRadio

Terry Moore, Sr. aka Glove Master Siz is a DJ from the Southside of Chicago. He started his DJ career in the early 1980’s. He’s a self-taught DJ who started by DJ’ing parties and weddings across the Chicago area. Soon after, he started teaching DJ’s in the area the skills he knew. In the mid […]

Aug
01

Business: A.J. JONES / A.J. PHOTOGRAPHY

By | Business

A.J. started photography at an early age, encouraged by his mother who was always the photographer for the family. While in high school, he studied photography and learned how to do it manually. Then a few years later, he took Photography courses at Robert Morris College. He got creative with it and made photography his […]

Aug
01

Business: OTIS RICHARDSON / LavenderPop Greeting Cards

By | Business

Otis Richardson is a fine artist and illustrator residing in Chicago. Born in South Carolina, he is a graduate of South Carolina State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. On the graduate level, he studied at Northern Illinois University, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts in Media Studies. Otis’s freelance work as […]

Aug
01

Business: SPENCER BIBBS & CHICAGO JAZZ PHOTOGRAPHY

By | Business

Spencer Bibbs is a lifelong Chicago resident and a freelance photographer who lives on the south side of Chicago. He went to Mount Carmel high school and then to Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, where he studied Computer Science and Philosophy. He started his professional career as a grammar school Assistant Teacher on the south […]

Jul
01

Business/Music: FREDERICK DUNSON / FRANKIE KNUCKLES FOUNDATION

By | BusinessMusic

  Photo credit:  Ernest Collins Serving others and giving back to his community has always been important to Frederick Dunson. Born on Chicago’s west side, he attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help Grammar School, St. Ignatius College Prep and Columbia College where he majored in Arts & Entertainment Management & Public Relations. He was employed […]

Jul
01
Jul
01

Music/Television/Business: “MARCUS MIXX” SHANNON / TRAX RECORDS & TRAX TV

By | BusinessMusicTelevision

Born Marcus Shannon and raised in Chicago, IL, Marcus has been making House music since the mid 80’s, when House music was the “heartbeat” of Chicago’s nightlife. Over his career, he has recorded different types of House music ranging from Acid to Deep, and from to Techno to Weird. He often experiments with sound and […]

Jul
01

Business/Music/Nightlife: TONI SHELTON / ANOTHER TONI SHELTON PRODUCTION

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

When it comes to beauty, Toni Shelton has been at the forefront of identifying and leading a trail of it from coast to coast. As a Chicago native, she has made her mark from Hollywood to New York City and everywhere in between. She’s known for being energetic, sexy, and a one-of-a-kind woman. Whether working […]

Jul
01

Business/Music/Nightlife: RONDA FLOWERS / RFK PROMOTIONS

By | BusinessMusicNight Life

RONDA FLOWERS, “Queen of House”, is a House music pioneer. As co-founder of RFK Promotions, Ronda Flowers and Koko, “Soulful Saturdays”, “Summer House Series with KoKo, Nick Nonstop & Torin Edmond” and “House Club Tour with Dana Divine”; Ronda specializes in creative social marketing and promotion companies that specializes in hosting events for urban professionals; […]

Jun
01

City of Chicago to Begin Reopening Cautiously on June 3

By | Business

Reprint from:  https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/bacp.html May 29, 2020 Dear Chicagoan, Yesterday, Mayor Lightfoot announced that the City of Chicago is on track to Cautiously Reopen on Wednesday, June 3rd. Under phase three of the Protecting Chicago reopening framework, many industries can start reopening on June 3rd under strict social distancing restrictions and industry-specific guidelines. In the meantime, the […]

Jun
01

Film/Music/Business: RON SIMMONS

By | BusinessFilmMusic

Ron, the oldest of six, was born in Chicago and raised by his mother, a single parent, in many communities on the near north side, and finally Cabrini Green. He started as a Vista worker but would become a community activist & staff person with community based organizations such as The Intelli-Gents, a member of […]

May
05

Business/Music/Radio: GO BANG! Magazine’s Pierre A. Evans interviewed on “Vintage House” 5/6/20

By | BusinessMusicRadio

Please join, 5/6/20, us for an intimate conversation with writer, actor, producer and creator of Go Bang Magazine, Pierre Andre Evans! Live set by yours truly to follow (most likely 🥰). — with Craig Loftis, Pierre Andre Evans, Kevin McFall and Akosua Accra.”

Apr
30

Business: THEATRE CHAT

By | BusinessTheatre

Theatre Chat is a not for profit. We are supported by our VIP Sponsors. WWW. THEATRECHAT.NET With over 30 city/state Theatre Chat groups you can post auditions, show promo pictures / videos for FREE. Auditions & shows may be posted in any city/state Theatre Chat group located on Facebook, with over 200,000 members. “Keeping Artists […]

Apr
30

Business: BROADWAY GLOBAL

By | BusinessTheatre

We honor a Broadway Global Producer of the Year (BGPOY) for leaving a legacy for Arts. Richard “Cameron” has created a universal place for all to share the arts and our global arts movement. We honor a Broadway Global Producer of the Year, who is accessible on social media, leaving a global legacy for live […]

Apr
30

Business: KREATIVE KONTROL MUSIC

By | Business

Our record label is created to give artists an opportunity to work with a label that allows YOU to have some say in what happens with YOUR music and how YOUR BRAND brand is marketed. Contacts:  Khrissie “First Lady” Hutchinson / Hugo “DJ Hugo H” Hutchinson FOLLOW ON FACEBOOK @Kreative Kontrol Music