Nov
20

Music/Film/TV/Business: CEDRIC “WHOA BOI” COLLINS

By | BusinessFilmMusicTelevision

Cedric “Whoa Boi” Collins, was raised in the most impoverished and crime-ridden neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Englewood. Despite all the crime, violence and drugs that saturated his community, Whoa Boi wrapped himself in his music. At the age of seven, Whoa Boi was playing the organ and drums for his neighborhood church. […]

Nov
10

Event/Film: “THE WOODSTOCK OF HOUSE” Black Harvest Film Festival Debut

By | Arts & CultureDanceEventsFilmMusicNight Life

 House music is the third largest music genre in the world!!!! Here is the trailer. https://vimeo.com/633808501   Black Harvest Film Festival will virtually stream The Woodstock of House November 13- December 2, 2021. Streaming Ticket Info:  https://watch.eventive.org/gsfc/play/6168922c7c7500030b0cfe7a The documentary “The Woodstock of House”, a film that explores the origins of Chicago House music and its’ […]

Nov
04

Film: Press Release: “THE WOODSTOCK OF HOUSE” – “Chicago’s Own” Black Harvest Music Festival selection

By | Film

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Documentary “The Woodstock of House” a Film That Explores the Origins of Chicago House Music and its Enduring Worldwide Appeal Selected for Chicago’s Prestigious Black Harvest Film Festival CHICAGO (OCTOBER 18, 2021) – 2CHi Entertainment LLC is excited to announce its documentary film, The Woodstock of House (Woodstock) has […]

Jun
20

Film: “THE WALK OF RUFUS” WORLD PREMIERE 7/21/21 / Billy Ray Valentine

By | Film

“The Walk of Rufus” , premiering on WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021 through Maverick Movies, and Singles Film & Music Entertainment, is a film based on two brothers from South Carolina growing up in Chicago. It’s about the Jones family, Rufus Jeremiah Jones and Theodis Pierre Jones, trying to make their family name legit and do […]

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
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

Film: FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM

By | EventsFilm

  FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM   https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/forum/ July 31 – August 7This year we’re breaking new ground, digitally speaking. With health and safety our top priorities, The 2020 Film Independent Forum will take place entirely online, making it accessible by filmmakers around the globe. Forum passes are on sale now to Members and the general public. […]

Aug
01

Film: AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL GOES VIRTUAL

By | EventsFilm

Online Edition Scheduled for August 21-30, 2020 LOS ANGELES, CA, (June 11, 2020) – ABFF Ventures LLC., today announced that the 24th annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) will take place online August 21-30, 2020 at abff.com. The ABFF Online Edition will continue the tradition of the live festival, featuring the best of independent black […]

Jun
01

Film/Music/Literature: YVETTE McWHORTER

By | FilmLiteratureMusic

Yvette McWhorter, a cannabis industry worker, can usually be found journaling or jotting down ideas for original books, movies, plays or songs. Writing a book has always been on her bucket list. With her current manuscript “Steppin In The Key of Love” on the horizon, Yvette is that much closer to making her dream come […]

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 […]

Jun
01

Music: TEJ’AI SULLIVAN: Michael Jackson Tribute Artist

By | DanceFilmMusic

He has the look, he has the sound, and he has the moves!!! From the wardrobe to the stage show, one thing is certain: No one personifies Michael Jackson like Tej’ai Sullivan. He began his professional career at the early age of two years old. He got his start performing at family functions and birthday […]

Apr
30

Film: JAMES LETT III

By | Film

A native of Chicago’s very own Englewood neighborhood, James Lett III, actor/producer has appeared in 14 independent movies, film and web series combined. You may have seen him in “Magic the Movie”, directed by Billy Ray Valentine, In “To Kill a Rapper” and “Disconnected”, James’ ability to transform and tap in to his character is […]

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
24

Film/Business: SPLATTER BROTHERS

By | BusinessFilm

Two guys from the west side of Chicago looking to make their mark on the HORROR genre. Ira Childs and Lionel L. Chapman also known as The Splatter Brothers, are two filmmakers from Chicago, Illinois who work together as film directors, producers and screenwriters. They are known for directing a wide range of films. While […]

Apr
22

Film: LIONEL CHAPMAN of THE SPLATTER BROTHERS

By | BusinessFilm

Lionel Lamont Chapman was born on February 8th, 1981 in Chicago, IL. He grew up on the west side of Chicago and soon after moved to the Logan Square community. His love for film started when he was young watching 80’s horror and action movies. From there, family and friends encouraged him to pursue his […]

Apr
22

Film: IRA CHILDS of THE SPLATTER BROTHERS

By | BusinessFilm

Ira Childs was born and raised in Chicago. Ira’s love for film started at the age of 8. Soon after, his love for film turned to the pursuit of a dream career. Ira attended Columbia College Chicago where he earned a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. Ira has worked on a few major productions such […]

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

Model/Actor/Entrepreneur: SHETTIMA WEBB

By | FashionFilm

Shettima Webb is an actress and producer, known for The Color of Me (2018) and Open Windows (2016). She is also the owner of Model Esteem. Model Esteem LLC is a model development, promotional modeling and brand ambassador organization geared towards educating youth and adults about the modeling/entertainment industry, while building self-esteem through creative arts. […]

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 […]

Apr
01

Screenwriter/Director: BILLY RAY VALENTINE

By | Film

Go BANG! Magazine: How did you get involved in writing movies? Billy Ray Valentine: This has been my lifelong dream. When I started out in music, making films was the purpose. As a kid, I would act out some of the things I would do, like walking to the store. I would be playing theme […]

Apr
01

Film: MAGIC

By | Film

A Story of overcoming adversity. A real life look at ENGLEWOOD, CHICAGO A Real life story from DIRECTOR Billy Ray Valentine. Based on his life and true LIFE EVENTS. FOLLOW BILLY RAY VALENTINE: Facebook @Billy Ray Valentine Instagram @ Billyrayvalentineee Twitter @BlackDadd

Apr
01

Screenwriter: OKEMA “SEVEN” GUNN

By | Film

Okema “Seven” Gunn has been an educator for over 16 years in New York City and the Chicagoland area combined. She has a Bachelor degree in Psychology and Master in Secondary Education in Social Studies. Her students have won several awards for State Color Guard and National and State History Fair Competitions, where Ms. Gunn […]

Apr
01

Film: A SISTERHOOD OF SIGNATURES

By | Film

“A Sisterhood of Signatures”, is an award-winning short film about a middle-school tween who discovers a letter from her great-grandmother and challenges her friends to begin a cursive-letter writing club. The film addresses education, personal legacy, civil rights, and the importance of the history of signatures for minorities.  The film stars Christopher Greer, Cynda Williams […]

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
29

Actor/Model/Musician: JULIAN T. ALLEN

By | FashionFilmMusic

Julian is an professional model looking to further his career in acting. He’s a freelance model that has landed opportunities to work with a variety of photographers. His ever-growing skills in modeling are enhanced with each and every shoot. He’s also a recording artist, as well as a dancer. He’s looking to record beautiful and […]

Mar
28

Actor: MAYA HOOKS

By | Film

Maya Hooks is a child actress, known for Apartment 101 (2017), Growing Pains (2019), Demons (2018) and A Society of Signatures (2020). A naturally bright, funny, and enthusiastic child actor, screenwriter, producer and up and coming filmmaker who has the ability to serious roles, and loves fake accents. GO BANG! Magazine: How long have you […]

Mar
28

Business: 99FILMS ON THE WALL

By | BusinessFilm

Owner: Harold Dennis Chicago, IL Website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1815557/?fbclid=IwAR0TMyU63_w45IU9h47frppsRoGoaBOK9hNJujUXqV9fsLXBXG8_WLsaoa8

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

GO BANG! Magazine Publisher: PIERRE ANDRE’ EVANS

By | BusinessFashionFilmLiteratureMusic

Pierre Andre’ Evans, a graduate of Chicago’s prestigious Columbia College, possesses a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management. He is an accomplished Freelance Writer with published articles, high profile interviews and event recaps, which currently appear in numerous publications and websites including the legendary and iconic New York based SoulTrain.com, Chicago […]

Mar
27

Actor: LEONARD STEWART

By | Film

Leonard Steward is a Chicago native that was born and raised on the south side of Chicago.  At an early age, he noticed that he had talent.  He started performing with the R&B group “New Wave” 30+ years ago, and found success doing that. Then he was approached and asked to be a part of […]

Mar
25

Film Composer: ROB DIGGY

By | FilmMusic

rRob “Diggy” Morrison, from Chicago, IL, has proven to be a testament and mainstay in music and entertainment over and over again. With an ear for creativity and well-rounded discipline, he proves himself to be ready for any challenge having to do with the essence of Music Production, Vocal Arrangement, Film Composition, Sound Design, Engineering […]

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 […]