Sep
11

FRONTLINE: America After 9/11

By | Television

Reprinted from pbsupdates@pbs.org FRONTLINEAmerica After 9/11From veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker and chronicler of U.S. politics Michael Kirk and his team, this documentary traces the U.S. response to the September 11 terrorist attacks and the devastating consequences that unfolded across three presidencies. This two-hour special offers an epic re-examination of the decisions that changed the world and […]

Sep
11

PBS Presents: Generation 9/11

By | Television

Reprinted from pbsupdates@pbs.org “Generation 9/11” is an intimate film driven by the stories and personalities of its protagonists, who were born in the wake of a global tragedy which, for them, was also deeply personal. But it is also the story an entire generation that has been shaped by the attacks and their aftermath. VIDEO […]

Sep
11

Television: NexTV’s WRITING & PITCH COMPETITION

By | Television

We are excited to announce our latest addition to the winner’s panel: producer and exec, Liza Glucoft (FX Network, Ridley Scott’s company, AwesomenessTV). The NexTV WRITING & PITCH COMPETITION is for those extraordinary writers who are looking to get their material in front of top industry professionals. Regular Deadline on OCT. 1 Submit Your Work:Features, […]

Sep
11

Television: JANET JACKSON DOCUMENTS 40 YEARS IN ‘CONTROL’

By | Television

Photo credit:  Erik Kabik Photography/ MediaPunch Reprinted from https://www.laineygossip.com/ Who is the Queen of Pop? It’s the great debate of our time, or at least of last week after Lizzo summoned the ire of Madonna fans around the world when she bestowed the label on one Miss Janet Jackson. When I saw her tweet I […]

Apr
01

Event/TV/Music/Radio: ANDREW KITCHEN & “ATTACK OF THE BOOGIE” TV SHOW RECORD RELEASE

By | EventsMusicRadioTelevision

Photo Credit:  Roy “Doc” Kemp  (L to R) Go Bang!Magazine’s Pierre A. Evans, Andrew Kitchen, Harold Leffridge and Roy “Doc” Kemp APRIL 1, 2021 UPDATE!!!! ATTACK OF THE BOOGIE PREMIERS FRIDAY, APRIL 9th AT MIDNIGHT ON WJYS Channel 62 in Chicago & SYNDICATED Nationally in 25 cities Andrew Kitchen comes to us from right here […]

Mar
01

Comedy/Film/Television: REMEMBERING ERICA FAYE WATSON 2021 (1973-2021)

By | ComedyFilmTelevision

WOW!!!! Rest In Peace friend, comedian, actress and brainiac, Erica Faye Watson. She recently died of Covid-19. She was living in Jamaica for a month writing material, and was suppose to return to Chicago today, March 1st. She had a great spirit and heart. I interviewed her several times. Erica Faye Watson was born in […]

Feb
01

Film/TV: Cicely Tyson Takes her Final Bow; Legendary Actress Dies at 96

By | FilmTelevision

Cicely Tyson (Photo credit: Shuterstock.com/ Joe Seer)STORY REPRINTED FROM ROLLINGOUT.COMBy N. Ali Early | January 28, 2021 Award-winning actress and Hollywood icon Cicely Tyson, who made a habit of turning in regal performances over the course of her 60-year career, has died. She was 96. “With heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces […]

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 […]

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/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 […]

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 […]

Apr
28

TV/Dance: JOHN-DERIC MITCHELL

By | DanceTelevision

John-Deric Mitchell was born and raised in Chesapeake Virginia. It was at the age of seven that his mother got him involved in an all-black performing arts company called Center Stage in Norfolk, VA. There, he learned all styles of dance from Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern and African, along with Acting, Singing and Music Appreciation. […]

Apr
27

Music/Radio/TV/Film: DJ LORI BRANCH

By | FilmMusicRadioTelevision

Lori Branch is a Chicago native that began her life-long affair with music in 1980 as the DJ for a Chicago-based, social club named Vertigo. Vertigo, founded by Eric Bradshaw, Craig Loftis and Steven Moore hosted dozens of teen parties from 1980-1984 in such iconic locations such as Sauers, the Loft, the Penthouse, Aragon Ballroom […]

Apr
01

Comedian/Actor/Producer: DAMON WILLIAMS

By | ComedyEventsFilmTelevision

With 25 years in the industry, Damon Williams is a former Subway sandwich shop owner from Chicago, IL who began his comedy career at All Jokes Aside Comedy club. Damon’s previous television appearances include BET’s Comic View dating back to 1994, including his own one-hour special. He’s been featured on BET LIVE, Comedy Central’s Premium […]

Apr
01

Comedian/Actor: BRANDALL “B. COLE”

By | ComedyFilmTelevision

In 2002, B. Cole wrote and starred in his first feature length film, A Get2gether, now distributed through Millennium Films and can presently be seen on cable, satellite and Dish networks. A Get2gether has been showcased nationwide in several festivals and it won the Best Independent Film Award at the 2005 Chicago Comedy Awards. In […]

Mar
31

Actor/Director/Musician: CHRISTOPHER GREER

By | FilmMusicTelevision

Christopher A. Greer is an actor, known for September Rayne (2017), Mom Told Me (2017) and Confusion 3: Trials of the Gods (2018). He is a musician, screenwriter, actor, director, composer and businessman. He went to Chicago Vocational High School (CVS) as an Instrumental Music major. He received The “Louis Armstrong Jazz Award” and four […]

Mar
28

Actor: HAROLD DENNIS

By | FilmTelevision

Beginning his acting career in 1997 in Chicago, Harold started with two acting classes taught by the late Okoro Harold Johnson, beginning and advanced acting, studying the Stanislavski Method which ran on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for a whole school year. He repeated the advanced class for an additional six months. Harold, during that time, […]

Mar
28

Reality TV/Author: CECELIA ROBINSON

By | LiteratureTelevision

Reality TV star, Author of “Memoirs of a Bitch”,“Suga” “Confessions of a Street Figure.”, Screenwriter, Core DJ 547 Blogger, BlokClubDjs Official Blogger, Producer/Director of the Chicago movie “Hood Cheaters” and “Hood Cheaters 3.0”, Former Radio Personality and Artist Management, and Owner of Open Mic Productions. Memorable Quotes: “I feel that being humble is a must…. […]

Mar
28

REALITY TV: Cecelia Robinson’s “BRICKS OF AN EMPIRE”

By | Television

Cecelia Robinson is….Reality TV star, Author of “Memoirs of a Bitch”,“Suga” “Confessions of a Street Figure.”, Screenwriter, Core DJ 547 Blogger, BlokClubDjs Official Blogger, Producer/Director of the Chicago movie “Hood Cheaters” and “Hood Cheaters 3.0”, Former Radio Personality and Artist Management, and Owner of Open Mic Productions. Memorable Quotes: “I feel that being humble is […]

Mar
25

Actor/Author: CYNDA WILLIAMS

By | FilmLiteratureTelevision

Cynda began a professional life of acting and singing after relocating to New York from her native Chicago. Her debut film MO’ BETTER BLUES directed by Spike Lee, was a critical and commercial success. Blessed with a role that also required singing, her song HARLEM BLUES went #1 on the R&B charts. That film opened […]