Tamarie T. and The Elektra Kumpany

On April 25, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

    BY YAKIRA LEVI | What do you get when you take a combination of Bootsy Collin’s sense of fashion, James Brown’s energy and dance moves, Jimmy Hendrick’s inner artistry, the reincarnation of Prince’s creativity, and Stevie wonder’s lyrical messages, and kneed all that essence into one group of millennial performers? You get Tamarie […]

“Boost Da Mic” A Performance Series Hit

On January 31, 2019, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI | Boost Mobil by Motorola started the new year with the last two sessions of a four-store open mic series. “Boost Da Mic” is a cell phone marketing campaign that showcased local talent from Markham and Chicago, Illinois. Selected Boost Mobil stores were crammed with poets, rappers/MCs, and singers, as performer gave […]

African Festival Performers Weather the Storm

On September 7, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI |   While other parts of the Chicagoland area suffered tornado watches, thunderstorms, and flash flood problems – Africa International House USA, Inc. and die-hard African Festival of the Arts, fans occupied Washington Park on Chicago’s South Side. Despite heavy rains this past Labor Day weekend, most festival goers, vendors, and musicians […]

After 7 Performs Timeless Music In Chicago

On August 30, 2018, in Red Hot Radio, by Wide View Publishing

BY YAKIRA LEVI |   After a 20-year hiatus the harmonic R&B group, After 7 is back on the charts with another studio album, entitled Timeless. Runnin Out, made it to No. 3 on the R&B Charts. If I, written and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds and Daryl Simmons, is currently being played on radio […]