Monthly Archives: November 2012

This Weekend: Trey Songz – Chapter V Tour @ Arie Crown Theatre, December 1, 2012, 8 p.m., Tickets $103-$48, tickets still available, but not many.

Trey celebrates his birthday today, born on November 28, 1984.  Post your happy birthday wishes on Trey’s website.

Trey has been grinding for a while now and ain’t no stopping him now.  The ladies love Trey’s sexy bod and smooth vocals.  It’s evident in Trey’s you tube views.  Trey released his latest video “Never Again” seven days ago and its been viewed over 553,000 times and in the last two hours jumped to 602,558 times.  Check out the concert this weekend also performing Elle Varner and Miguel.

Elle Varner in concert this weekend with Trey Songz Chapter V Tour at the Arie Crown Theatre.  Tickets $103-$48.

Elle credits her grandma for her soulful scratchy voice.  Elle says her influences are Denise Williams, Mariah Carey, Roberta Flack and Lauren Hill.  Elle started learning about music at the age of 13 at her dad’s record label.  You can say she started in the mailroom and worked her way until she understood the business side.  By chance stardom began when Elle wrote a song and laid down a track in 60 minutes as a young teen according to an interview with

Elle’s Album, Perfectly Imperfect, has quite a few hits on it like “only wanna give it to you featuring J. Cole, I Don’t Care, So Fly”, etc

I Do Now I Don't

LUTG RADIO (by Kathy Brocks)

This Weekend: Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Program for young men hosted by Chicago State University, 9501 South King Drive.  The event is today, Friday November 16 through Sunday November 18, 2012.

Steve, Chicago State University (CSU) and the Harvey Mentors will be giving wisdom tools to 100 young men ages 13-18 who are from single mother homes.  Steve chose this segment of the population because they are the most at risk and often the ones without a positive male roll model in their lives.

The young mentees of the Steve Harvey Mentor Program will speak and work with the CSU professors and have access to the African American Male resource center.  According to the last U.S. Census 40% of Americans are youths currently under the age of 17.  Of the percentage that are African American males, 47% will not graduate from high school on time.  What even more astounding is 1,000 African American teens are arrested daily.  57% are raised in fatherless homes. 

The highest grossing reason for loss of life is not violence, its ignorance.  Ignorance because the major cause of death among African Americans is HIV/AIDS.  Far too many do not know or have access to proper protection or are afraid to get tested. 

The Steve and Marjorie Foundation mission is to focus on the whole child to make sure their whole developmental needs are met.  They young men learn from adult men who have been in their place and rose above their circumstances.

The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation also host a program for young girls in which their encourage, inspire and develop the young girls mentally, spiritually and emotionally.  The young girls are equipped with the proper tools to have successful personal and professional lives.  They are exposed to vibrant women who understand and have broken ground in areas of leadership once closed or narrow for women. 

The girls program events are separate from the boys events.  Both are vital to the success of African American youth.  The Steve and Marjorie Foundation is sowing much needed seeds of inspiration into the youth.

Chicago State University was founded in 1867 with 62 students in its
first year. Today CSU is nationally-accredited university with five colleges- Health
Sciences, Arts and Science, Business, Education, and Pharmacy – offering 36
undergraduate and 25 graduate degree, continuing education and distance learning programs.  Far too many to list Check out CSU.

Steve and Marjorie are also hosting a turkey-give-away on Saturday November 17, 2012.  Distributing 1,000 turkeys to the community at CSU stadium 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Paul Hieser performs at Daniels’s Den Saturday November 17, 2012, doing a 45 minute set 6:00pm to 6:45pm,

The Faceless band performs at 7:00-7:45pm 

Soldiers of the Cross 9:00-9:45 pm

Daniel’s Den is located at 115 E. South St. (Rt. 34)  Plano, IL 60545, inside of On the Wings of a Prayer Christian bookstore.

What a great way to start the holiday this weekend by taking the family to see “A Christmas Carol"  at the Goodman Theatre, November 17-December 29, 2012, Tickets $23-50 – $61.00 for mezzanine or main floor.

Charles Dickens play "A Christmas Carol” has been performed at the Albert Ivar Goodman Theatre for the last 35 years.  Each year the modern technology finds its way to the stage of this play while maintaining the integrity of the story and period of the piece.  It is a two hour play but according to audiences, time flies by.  The mark of a good performance, your watch stays in your pocket or under your sleeves.

Chicago Holiday festivities kicks off this weekend!

Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights this weekend.  Music, over a million lights hung on trees, display of Christmas and holiday decor along Michigan avenue.

The tree lighting Tuesday November 20, 2012, Free event in the Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago, Illinois

This weekend’s favored fighter Andrzej Fonfaro gives interview on the upcoming fight. Fonfaro says that his fight July 2012 against 43 year Glen Johnson who has a record of 35 knockouts prepared him for his upcoming fight with Tommy Karpency.  Tommy is 26 years of age.  To the winner goes the victory with good sportsmanship.  Chicago is known for good sportsmanship. 

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