Music

Using Music to Expand Youthful Minds When people think of musically based youth programs, their first thoughts might be ‘Oh, my child will learn to sing,’ or ‘Oh, my child will learn music production.’ But, how many music programs actually teach music production while striving to make an effort to...
An Amazing Diversity of Talents At first glance, you wouldn’t guess that the beautiful, youthful looking Wanda Lewis- Fullmer has traveled the world with the likes of Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, and Prince. You’d never guess that she’s had a musical career that expands back a couple decades. Furthermore, It’s just...
Salsa is at the heart of Puerto Rican music. As a musical form it’s a blending of genres with inspirations from several cultural influences including Puerto Rican bomba, Cuban son montuno, Dominican merengue and Afro-American jazz. Translating to “sauce” in English, the word “salsa” literally means spicy and invigorating...
She Writes As If Music "Runs the World" Chicago South Sider Dominique Collins is a gifted songstress, rapper, and songwriter. She's young and ambitious, determined to make music that speaks positivity to the masses. Believing that “music runs the world,” Dominique believes her artistry is the gift that’s been given...
Tiara
Tiara: Fruit of a Chicago Musical Family Tiara Déshané .  Who is she? She’s a young, talented and beautiful R&B/Neo-Soul singer, songwriter and guitarist on the Chicago music scene. Although young, she’s not new to Chicago. Tiara, with vocals reminiscent of India Arie or Jill Scott, hails from the west...
Melodist Creates Music to Inspire and Uplift Ashley Lauren-Elrod is a multi-talented inspirational melodist who aims to inspire and touch the souls of her fans by creating music that forces you to do more than just hear it. Ashley’s music actually makes you listen and reflect. Ashley is young and...
Kenya
Born with a Musical Destiny   Kenya Johnson is a sultry songbird with a natural jazz feel who hails from Denver, Colorado. Growing up a fanatical fan of Stevie Wonder and the daughter of a musician, gave little Kenya no choice but to fall completely in love with music. By...
Phenom
Childhood Troubles, Childhood Awakening Tey’Ray Hale is the phenomenal emcee commonly known as Phenom. Raised in Chicago, he came from a troubled background.  The emcee grew up in Cabrini Green, a former housing project on Chicago’s near north side. Throughout his early childhood, Phenom felt he had no purpose.  It wasn’t...
The 5 Souls of Honey & the 45s Honey & the 45’s are a dynamic blues inspired soul rock band that was introduced to the world in 2012. The band consists of five artists.  Kristine Cottone is the singer, guitarist and founder. Jon Gould serves as the lead guitarist. SJ...
The New New Orleans Influence  New Orleans is well-known for its jazz and blues clubs. However, today it is the home of a variety of different musical genres. There's a new New Orleans music scene. The Crescent City is now drawing in and fostering other genres of artists. A good...
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