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The Gene Siskel Film Centers celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Black Harvest Film Festival, which will showcase 17 feature films and over 40 shorts films by some of the most talented filmmakers in the business. Among the honorees, Sergio Mims will be recognized for his tireless contributions to the BHFF. One of the showcased…

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andre-terrell

Andre Terrell is a master of marketing and events. With origins in photography, he took his skillset and transferred it toward technology with StreetVision.com. StreetVision is now The Street Pass app, which allows patrons to stay up to date with current entertainment events that are happening within the city. He also is a respectable DJ…

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DJ Jelani

DJ Jelani is a young (24-year-old) who migrated from the East Coast (Washington, D.C. and Atlanta) to Los Angeles in order to make his name and strategically establish himself in the world of Electronic Dance Music (EDM), a genre that is primarily dominated by European ( e.g., Calvin Harris) and Asian DJs (e.g., Steve Aoki). That…

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Former ’80s singer and one of the pioneers of house music, Colonel Abrams died on Thanksgiving day at the age of 67. During the height of his career on the now- defunct MCA record label, he had several hits that included “Trapped,” “How Soon We Forget” and “Not Gonna Let.” He was born in born…

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A new movie about the life of legendary house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles has recently been announced. The film, The Warehouse, named after the popular Chicago after-hours club where Knuckles came to prominence, will be produced by Bob Teitel (Barber Shop, Men of Honor), restaurateur and socialite Billy Dec (Elston Films/Rockit Ranch), Randy Crumpton (The Truth) and…

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The career of trendsetting Chicago-based house music DJ Lil Louis hangs in the balance after a random incident left him with a loss of hearing. Louis was set to headline a party at Sankeys,nightclub in Manchester, England, last weekend and was completing a sound check when the bizarre incident occurred. The DJ later used Facebook to explain: Dear…

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Over the weekend the 24th annual Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic descended upon Chicago. The one-day house music festival serves as a family reunion-style get together for not only Chicago’s house music community, but “house heads” across the country. Attendees were out at Jackson Park as early as 4 a.m. setting up for the…

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