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Gucci Mane and Big Boi Coming To Chicago In September For North Coast Music Festival

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The eighth annual North Coast Music Festival will take place in Union Park in Chicago. The festival will feature Gucci Mane, Big Boi and Post Malone. The festival is scheduled to place September 1-3.

Source: http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2017/04/gucci-mane-post-malone-the-cool-kids-big-boi-lil-dicky-more-to-play-north-coast-music-fest.html/

Directors At Best Of Black Harvest Film Festival Showcase Untold Stories Of Chicago People

By: Jarrod Horton

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Last week the Chicago Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance showcased movies that had previously played at the Black Harvest Film Festival from years past. The event was in conjunction with The Gene Siskel Film center and the two entities will team together again in May to highlight movies from this year’s film festival as well. Read More

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Chicago’s Trump Tower has a ‘glut’ of condos for sale

By: Gail MarksJarvis

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Designer John Robert Wiltgen works with lighting designer Victoria Ellis on the renovation of a Trump Tower residence April 20, 2017. Wiltgen has worked on several units in the building and said the chatter he’s heard in the building is mixed. “If they voted for Trump the name is a positive; if not, it’s a negative,” he said. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)

Chicago’s Trump Tower has an unusually large number of condominiums for sale and for rent, and real estate agents predict that a glut of available units in the building may pressure owners to drop their prices. Read More

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Chance The Rapper Taps King Louie and DJ Oreo for Be Encouraged Tour

By C. Vernon Coleman II

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Back in February, Chance The Rapper revealed he would be going on a 40-city tour in April. Now, Chano has released the dates for the jaunt, which will feature special guests King Louie and DJ Oreo. Read More

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NBA Superstar Anthony Davis Hoodie Keeps Him Out Of Hollywood Restaurant

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Chicago native and New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis was denied entry inside a West Hollywood restaurant because he was wearing a hoodie. It happened last week while he was in Los Angeles after playing a game against the Lakers. To read more about this story click here.  

Obama to hold first public event of his post-presidency in Chicago

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– Former President Barack Obama will speak Monday in Chicago to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, where his presidential library is planned. Read More

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Autism Awareness Charity Basketball Game Proves There Is More Than Violence On The West Side of Chicago

By: Jarrod Horton

Staff Writer

Last weekend local Chicago artists and community activists came together in Franklin Park on Chicago’s West Side. The gathering was to bring awareness to autism in the community. In addition to that, the function allowed family and friends to come together and enjoy each other company. The event featured activities, games and food for the children. Followed by a basketball game by artists and radio personalities from around the city. The event featured music, entertainment and education. It was needed relief from the violence and negative vibes surrounding the city. For a brief moment on a sunny warm day, there was a safe haven where people could enjoy a good time with family and friends with no violence. On top of that, it was for a good cause.  To find out more information about autism go to Autism Society. org @ http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/

Chicago rapper Melo Makes Music blurs the line between current hip-hop and 90s alt-rock

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Last month Genius chief content officer Brendan Frederick spotted something funny in Soundcloud’s streaming rankings. “Love that all the millennial Hot Topic rappers tag their songs as ‘Alternative Rock’ on Soundcloud,” he posted to Twitter, including a screenshot of the top 11 slots on Soundcloud’s alternative-rock chart—every one of them filled by a rapper. I can’t get behind the use of “Hot Topic” to describe someone’s music, but I’ve seen the same thing—young MCs, among them Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Peep, are making melodic, sometimes lo-fi songs that bear the influence of 1990s/2000s pop-punk and emo and then uploading them as “alternative rock.” Using that Soundcloud tag is as much a playful way to ruffle the feathers of traditionalists as it is a serious claim on reshaping hip-hop’s future. Chicago rapper Carmelo Cianflone, aka Melo Makes Music, is among the up-and-comers calling themselves “alternative rock” on Soundcloud—in a December interview with hip-hop podcast Chicago Sleepers, he mentions that when he was a kid his mom provided him with a steady diet of the Cure and Nine Inch Nails. Read More

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