Artist Thad Lu Talk Musical Influences, Chicago Violence, Abortion Ban and More

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Thad Lu is a rap artist hailing from Chicago’s West Side. He sat down with me to discuss his background, education, upcoming projects, perspective on Chicago’s violence and culture, abortion ban laws, cannabis legalization and much more. You can hear his latest music on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. 

Photo Recap: 2019 Do Division Street Fest, Hyde Park Brew Fest

        By: Nana Aduba-Amoah This past weekend in the Windy City highlighted a festive wave of events as crowds of people basked in the onset of summer at the annual Do Division Street Fest and Hyde Park Brew Fest. Do Division Street Fest featured live music, a local designer runway show, as … Continue reading Photo Recap: 2019 Do Division Street Fest, Hyde Park Brew Fest

Movement 2019 Milestones Women Empowerment, Legalized Cannabis

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Detroit's 2019 Movement Festival not only reflected a diverse mixture of artist line up, it also embraced an increased amount of female DJ’s, and Michigan’s legalization of cannabis. Detroit Free Press reports that this year’s Movement marked an influx in the amount of women DJs that performed at various sets, including … Continue reading Movement 2019 Milestones Women Empowerment, Legalized Cannabis

Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah   There’s no region that commemorates the service of the United States Armed Forces quite like the Midwest. Middle America is the intersection of the historical and cultural celebration of our country’s fallen and active heroes. For Midwesterners who are traveling or scouring for events to attend, we’ve put together a brief … Continue reading Midwestern Memorial Day Celebrations

Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Lori Lightfoot, Chicago’s first African-American, female mayor, will be a sworn-into office at the Wintrust Arena later this month. On May 20, Lightfoot will be inaugurated at 10 a.m., along with 50 aldermen, including city Clerk Anna Valencia, according to a recent report by NBC Chicago. The ceremony will also showcase performances … Continue reading Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot Prepares for Inauguration

Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

  By: Taneisha Anderson   As some may know, the World Music Festival, which has been ongoing at various locations in Chicago throughout the month of September, came to an end this Sunday, Sept. 23. Since 1999, the festival has been a city’s favorite, attracting over 600,000 concertgoers, but this year marked one of it's … Continue reading Chicago’s World Music Festival: Review

Beyonce and Jay-Z dazzles at OTR II in Chicago

By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Beyonce and Jay-Z took over Chicago this weekend, delivering two back-to-back shows in Soldier Field, Friday and Saturday night, uniting the Beyhive and Roc Nation fans through their journey “On The Run.”      “Only love can conquer hate,” Jay-Z shouted in the crowd Friday night. “We’ve got to learn to love each … Continue reading Beyonce and Jay-Z dazzles at OTR II in Chicago