Kanye West will bring Sunday Service to Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island this Sunday, September 8th. Sunday Service will begin at 9am CST. Tickets for Sunday Service will be made available via Ticketmaster at no charge to the public on a first come, first served basis while supplies last. Sunday Service will be simulcast on Chicago radio stations 107.5 WGCI and 103.5 KISS-FM, and will be live streamed on online.
Ribbeck Law Chartered, which represents the majority of families of the victims of the deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, and Global Aviation Law Group, recently filed additional lawsuits against Boeing, in U.S. federal court in Chicago. This is the latest in a growing number of lawsuits filed against Boeing in the aftermath of two fatal crashes in less than five months.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, killing all 157 people on board, from more than two dozen countries. The flight impacted a farm field at nearly 700 miles per hour, which created a crater 90 feet wide and 120 feet long. The force of the crash caused wreckage to be driven into the soil up to 30 feet deep.
Manual von Ribbeck of Ribbeck Law Chartered stated, “The filings today are on behalf of the families of the victims of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 specifically.” “It has been nearly 10 months since the deadly crash of Lion Air flight 610 and 5 months since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 302, and it does not appear that Boeing is interested in any out of court settlement.” “The families we represent are seeking what they are entitled to under the law, nothing less, nothing more.” Mr von Ribbeck adds, “We had hoped that based on the over whelming evidence against Boeing that Boeing was going to be reasonable and finally give some closure to the families, but it is not the case. We basically had no other choice but to file more lawsuits.”
Currently, Ribbeck Law Chartered represents families of passengers from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Basin, and is litigating in American Courts representing victims from airplane incidents that occurred in North America, Asia, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa.
ComplexCon Chicago featured an assortment of hype brands, culture and new music. Leading audio company, Skullcandy, unveiled a new experience during the 2019 convention that breeds different genres of music with art. A new program called 12 Moods brings a new mood to life every month through performances and limited edition products. Monthly artist features include Omar Apollo (personal favorite), Leikeli47 and Rico Nasty; along with athletes like Olympian Anna Gasser and skateboarder Chris Joslin.
360 Magazine had the opportunity to try the earbuds and sound did not disappoint. The wireless Bluetooth puppies last up to 12 hours of battery life, fit snugly for comfort and are water resistant. They are convenient for travel and come with a mini charging case perfect for the gym, work or a musical adventure. With different tones to match the month and a specific mood, consumers feel a personal connection to their unique item.
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When Printful launched its print-on-demand/drop-shipping business in 2013, most competitors were traditional bulk-printing companies that weren’t built for one-off fulfillment of t-shirts and other products. Today, thanks to the e-commerce explosion and a savvy technology-focused business strategy, Printful is the largest company of its kind with three fulfillment centers in the U.S. and headquarters in Riga, Latvia and Charlotte, NC, a fourth that recently opened in Mexico, 500 employees, dozens of product options, and 800,000+ customers around the globe from artists and cause marketers to Twitter-preneurs like WeRateDogs that use merchandise to monetize their ventures.
- The company was founded by two young Latvians who couldn’t find an acceptable print-on-demand drop-shipping partner for a business they ran selling posters, clothing and other items with motivational quotes for entrepreneurs.
- It has doubled revenues every year since inception, fulfilled more than 10 million orders generating over $540 million for customers, and is still self-funded.
- Features like 14 integrated e-commerce platforms (more than any competitor), API connectivity, and a mockup generator that creates store-ready product images help fuel business.
- One-third of customers surveyed say their e-commerce storefront is a full-time gig, and three-quarters of the rest say they’re aiming to get there.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, rising R&B star Ann Marie has released a new body of work; her debut Interscope project titled Pretty Psycho. Clocking in at eleven songs with a superstar feature from Jeremih, Pretty Psycho is the follow up to Ann Marie’s Tripolar 2 project released earlier this year which shot up to #3 on the Apple Music R&B charts. Leading the charge on the album is the silky single “Throw It Back” setting the tone for what fans can expect. It precedes two monster tracks in “My Body” and “Drip” (featuring Jeremih) that reinforces Ann Marie’s signature R&B sound of equal parts grit and sexy. Ann Marie’s brilliance in songwriting is a feature throughout the project but especially so on the emotional “Touch Me” and “Decline” which features fellow Chicago artist Sonta.
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About Ann Marie
Ann Marie hails from Englewood, a neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago. Releasing consistent bodies of work alongside her collaborative work, the 23 year old steadily built a legion of fans over the past three years. She hit it big with “Handle It,” which came off Tripolar, her third body of work following Unfuckwithable and her self-titled debut Ann Marie. The song went on to rack up over 10 Million plays on Apple Music. 2019 kicked off with a bang for Ann Marie with smash single “Secret,” on follow up project Tripolar 2. The slinky R&B track featured rapper YK Osiris and accumulated over 35 Million views on Youtube in less than 5 months. With her raw storytelling and honey-like tones, Ann Marie began to see her numbers grow. Now based out of Atlanta, the young artist has already accumulated over 700,000 subscribers on Youtube which landed her a spot on the platform’s Foundary Artists list (Youtube’s artist development program). Now celebrating over 100,000 streams per day on Apple Music, an additional 450k+ streams on Spotify, Ann Marie has earned her place as one of music’s most intriguing new artists.
The goal of event was to bring Chicago Pride back to South Side (where it started) to support the scene’s queer crowd, community and overall spirit of the freedom to dance, consume music, and stand up for what you believe in. Chicago’s queer scene is more vibrant than ever- bustling with a new generation of artists, activists and voices carrying on the legacy of these South Side’s queer pioneers.
Red Bull announces the first Red Bull Presents show of 2019. Taking place Thursday, June 27th in Chicago, Red Bull Presents: Renaissance One will bring BbyMutha, TT the Artist, Kidd Kenn, Blu Bone as well as DJ Rae Chardonnay, DJ Hijo Pródigo and Professor-Wrecks to South Side venue The Promontory for a thrilling night. Renaissance One seeks to elevate these progressive artists and pay tribute to Chicago’s LGBTQ+ pioneers days before the city’s 2019 Pride celebrations on June 30th.
In 1970, following the Stonewall riots, a gay liberation organization formed at the University of Chicago and sponsored a dance at the South Side’s Coliseum Annex which would become the first-ever public lesbian and gay dance event (aside from Halloween drag balls already happening). Following the dance, these energized organizers led a campaign to make the Normandy on Rush Street Chicago’s first gay bar to secure a license and permit same-sex dancing. Flash forward to 2019 and, thanks to these early activists, Chicago’s queer scene is more vibrant than ever- bustling with a new generation of artists, activists and voices carrying on the legacy of these South Side’s queer pioneers.
Reflecting on the importance of that early dance event and its organizers, Red Bull Music’s Renaissance One is honored to be hosting this indoor & outdoor Pride celebration and bringing the celebrations – typically celebrated in the Boystown neighborhood – back to the South Side to support the scene’s queer crowd, community and overall spirit of the freedom to dance, consume music, and stand up for what you believe in.
The event will feature a stacked lineup of diverse and emerging talent that celebrates the region’s rich roots and aims to introduce fans to those that intend to continue the legacy. Featuring performances from BbyMutha, a TN rapper and mother of two known for her unique, sharp-tongued narratives; TT the Artist, a veritable jade-of-all-trades artist, songwriter and owner of female safe haven label, Club Queen Records; Chicago’s exciting queer teenage rap phenom Kidd Kenn and Chicago’s bi/pan/deity artist Blu Bone. The event will also feature DJ sets from three Chicago residents: DJ Rae Chardonnay, a queer promotor and advocate for the queer spectrum and black female empowerment, producer Hijo Pródigo of the FUTUREHOOD crew and the retro and house inspired Professor-Wrecks.
To commemorate the exciting event, Red Bull Music will also produce limited edition merchandise with Chicago streetwear brand High End Junkie, whose celebrity clientele includes Teyana Taylor, Iman Shumpert, Nick Cannon and more. The collaborative merch will be available exclusively at the venue once doors open for a limited time. Renaissance One will also feature visual identity and production from Chicago’s queer collective, VAM and celebrate the iconic styles of disco and soul modernized for a new audience. The event will be indoor and outdoor.
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“Valee is a quiet rapper making a lot of noise.” ——RollingStone
“Valee’s innovative style makes it impossible to predict what might come next.” ——-Pitchfork
“Valee doesn’t sound like anything happening in Chicago hip-hop right now.” ——-Noisey
In an era when aspiring public figures broadcast constantly in an effort to maximize their brand value, Valee’s coolly laconic stands apart. With short songs and a soft-spoken style, his unpredictable raps sketch subjects with a droll eye for detail over a bass-heavy canvas. This is trap music for the connoisseur, for fans of clever lyrics and effortless style. Valee grew up on Chicago’s South Side. When he received toys as a child, he would break them apart to figure out how they worked, a method he applies to his own process with music today: “Sometimes I rap and cut and copy and paste and move parts around and it changes the whole song, for the better.” His music career began when, intent on buying a gaming system, he stopped at Guitar Center instead. “I just wanted to make beats better than what I hear on my mixtapes or on the radio, and I wanted to rap on it. I wasn’t thinking about anyone else at all.” His counterintuitive approach across five mixtapes and his G.O.O.D. Music debut EP, GOOD job, You Found Me, has captured the ears of artists and music aficionados alike, drawn to his unorthodox approach.
Born and raised in Chicago, Dante Brown’s past credits include recurring and guest starring roles on such hit series as NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Michael Bay and TNT’s “The Last Ship,” Showtime’s “Shameless,” NBC’s “Community,” NBC’s “Southland,” and CBS’ “NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service,” to name a few. Dante held his first series regular role in 2015, co-starring opposite comedian Craig Robinson on NBC’s “Mr. Robinson.” On the film front, Dante made his feature debut in 2012 appearing alongside Oscar and Emmy Winner Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal in “Won’t Back Down” for Twentieth Century Fox. Although acting has been Dante’s bread and butter over the years, his music, a strong second. When not on set you can find Dante in the recording studio, laying down tracks under his moniker “DanteThePoet.” A Grammy Camp alumni and independent artist, Dante takes the blueprint of Childish Gambino, the lyricism of Kendrick Lamar, and the hustle-nomics and genius of Kanye West, to create a sound that is on the forefront of hip hop music, inspiring and uplifting other post-millennial teens, like himself.
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In an age where boundaries and barriers increasingly divide us, DJ Scandalous is an artist whose diverse musical influences inspire and bring us together. As he likes to explain it, “I’m a fan of all genres, but a prisoner of no single one.” His following around the world attests to his Pop Without Limits tapestry that includes Hip Hop, R&B, EDM, and Pop, infused with subtle classical influences – from rock to the great international masters. Expect a musical journey where each track is an opportunity to explore our hearts and minds, uniting us and inspiring us, with a heart-to-heart conversation reminding us how art tears down barriers and rejects limits. His Pop without Limits approach shines ever-brighter in his latest track Move On, a song defying labels and refusing to be pigeon-holed.
Born and raised in Chicago, his family’s musical heritage shaped his musical journey at an early age. For over a decade he’s honed his craft writing, producing, and promoting the work of both independent and major artists in Europe and United States worldwide, Stevie Wonder and Raynard Miner, Cyndi Lauper, Matt Houston (Sony Music France), Fabrice Sioul (Sony Music UK), the LOX, Trina and Red Cafe to name a few. Always pushing limits at each stop along the way, creating his own unique style that honors the best of our musical past and incorporates today’s innovation, with a creative vision of great musical discovery yet to come. Today, the Windy City is home, but the musical art of DJ Scandalous is a track-by-track journey of discovery where a unique heart-to-heart musical conversation awaits each of us, everywhere, as part of the soundtracks of our lives.
MERCURY THEATER CHICAGO ANNOUNCES OUTRAGIOUS MUSICAL COMEDY—
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today that a production of the Tony-Award Winning Best Musical, SPAMALOT. will run on the Mercury Theater stage from August 30 through November 3, 2019. The press opening is Sunday, September 8 at 7pm. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring ridiculous men in tight pants – not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. SPAMALOT will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Shanna VanDerwerker (Choreographer).
SPAMALOT is an irreverent musical of the legend of King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail. Spurred on by a plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine, Arthur recruits knights to accompany him on his quest in pursuit of the salvation of Camelot, and their own destinies. Along the way they encounter crazy shenanigans including the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, flatulent Frenchmen with flying cows and blood thirsty, killer rabbits.
Created by Eric Idle, John Du Prez and Neil Innes, the Broadway production of SPAMALOT won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The show was originally developed and received its world-premiere in Chicago. Mercury Theater Chicago’s production marks it’s triumphant return to the city where improvisational comedy began.
In addition to Stearns, Dizon and VanDerwerker, the creative team and crew will include Angela Weber Miller, U.S.A. (Scenic Designer), Denise Karczewski (Lighting Designer) and Kristi J. Martens, AEA (Production Stage Manager). Mercury Theater Chicago’s production will feature the original Drama Desk Award-winning costume design by Tim Hatley. Complete cast and creative team announcements will be released at a later date.
SPAMALOT runs from August 30 through November 3. The performance schedule for SPAMALOT is Wednesdays at 8 pm, Thursdays at 8 pm, Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm. Individual tickets range from $40-$70, and are available online at MercuryTheaterChicago.com, the phone at 773.325.1700, or in person at the Mercury Theater Box office at 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago.
About Mercury Theater Chicago
The beautifully renovated Mercury Theater Chicago is located in the heart of the Southport Corridor at 3745 North Southport Avenue, within a sophisticated neighborhood of restaurants and boutiques just steps from Wrigley Field. A delightful destination, Mercury Theater Chicago has established itself as a destination for long-running musical comedies, including a successful six-month run of the hit AVENUE Q, and a four-month run of the cult classic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, in addition to a lineup of shows in the adjoining Venus Cabaret Theater (seating 80). Guests are taken care of from the moment they arrive with valet service and luxe farm-to-table dining at its adjoining restaurant, Grassroots
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