Posted in Celebrities, Chicago Events, Chicago Gossip, concerts, events, fashion, music, nightlife, Word On The Street, Youth, tagged Devin Hester, Donte Whitner, Fred Carter, Hennessy Black, Hustle Simmons, Jay – Z, jerry azumah, LaShonda Matlock, LeBron James, Leon Rogers, Mark Anderson, Memphis Bleek, Michael Jordan, Necole Bitchie, Rich Paul, Shaquille O’Neal, Ted Ginn Jr., The Blackout, The Shrine, Trey Songz, WGCI, Young Jeezy on March 4, 2010|
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LaShonda Matlock, NBC Chicago Street Team
Jay-Z may be performing at the United Center but the after-party is definitely at The Shrine!
Hennessy Black & Rich Paul Presents THE BLACKOUT Thursday March 18th, at The Shrine (2109 South Wabash). Celebrities expected to attend THE BLACKOUT including LeBron James will be Jay – Z, Trey Songz, Young Jeezy, Michael Jordan, Memphis Bleek, Shaquille O’Neal, Donte Whitner (Buffalo Bills), Ted Ginn Jr. (Miami Dolphins), Jerry Azumah, Hustle Simmons, Mark Anderson, Fred Carter (Minnesota Vikings), Devin Hester and WGCI’s Leon Rogers.
This is don’t miss party people so come and enjoy The Blackout!
The Blackout Teaser from MCM on Vimeo.
2109 South Wabash
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Posted in Bands, Bears, books, Celebrities, Chicago, comedy, events, karaoke, Live Music, millennium park, music, NBC5_podcast, theater, things to do, Uncategorized, tagged Dexterity, IGM Entertainment, jazz, Julie Dexter, Live Music, Soul, The Shrine, UK on June 18, 2009|
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Dave Leonard, NBC5 Street Team, (Video) In this day and age of ringtone rappers, one-hit wonders, and soft-core sex-laden R&B, it’s like a breath of fresh air when a hidden gem can shine through all the filler. With a small selection of songs in commercial radio’s playlist, consumers sometimes are force-fed a daily dose of “microwave music” where the supply often overshadows the demand. Quality soul music is more abundant than one may think…you just have to “listen”. Julie Dexter is here to fulfill that demand. The world-renowned, Birmingham, England-bred, singer/songwriter displayed her dynamic range at a rare showcase this past weekend at the new “it” spot, The Shrine (located at 2109 S. Wabash). Julie Dexter’s vibrant style and jazzy vocals exude soul and her followers came out to support her. The showcase presented by IGM Entertainment had a record crowd turn out to hear the UK songstress perform favorites such as “Ketch A Vibe” and “Faith” off her 2002 album, “Dexterity”. The very popular jazz group, Zzaje, backed the intimate performance at The Shrine. Dexter, who has shared the stage with soulful legends such as Sade and modern heavy-hitters like Jill Scott, Eric Roberson, and Amel Larrieux kicked off her set with a tribute to another legend that inspired her by the name of Michael Jackson. She later transitioned to a jazzy bebop version of Beyonce’s “Déjà vu” that would have made the best “scatters” proud. After paying homage to other greats, Julie Dexter gave the crowd what they came to see…a one-hour set spanning her decade plus career from her first EP, 2000’s “Peace of Mind” to 2005’s “Conscious”. It’s not too late to get familiar with this classically trained musician who writes, arranges, composes and produces her own music. “The Julie Dexter Collection” drops this fall. Do yourself a favor and “Ketch the Vibe”. www.juliedexter.com
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