| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that.
The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The long-hoped-for OutKast reunion finally materialized (in a way) Friday night with the release of Frank Ocean's "Pink Matter" remix, which features appearances by both members of the influential Atlanta rap duo. The song premiered on hip-hop...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
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One of the ironically timeless issues with the rap genre is how its artists deal with aging. Rockers can gracefully mature with time, or, in the case of the Rolling Stones, just never ever ever ever go away. But in hip-hop, whose topics...
| Dec 10, 2012
Rapper, actor, author and reality TV star stops by to talk about his new album "Trouble Man, "in stores December 18th.
| Dec 11, 2012
**1/2 (out of four)
Both as a solo artist and with Outkast, Big Boi has proven to be an intensely dedicated craftsman--an open-minded listener rooted in Southern funk but relentlessly interested in pushing its boundaries. Yet that rep is often forgotten,...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Outkast remains arguably the greatest rap duo of all time, even though its members — Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000 — haven't released an album together since 2006's "Idlewild" soundtrack. While Big Boi continues to...
| May 9, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Before he was hosting “Access Hollywood” and the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Billy Bush Show” and interviewing A-listers such as Justin Bieber, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, Billy Bush was a green correspondent for...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:31 PM
“Dhoom 3: Back in Action” -- the latest sequel in the popular Bollywood buddy cop series -- will shoot on and around lower Michigan Avenue Thursday and Friday.
There will be street closures from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days on lower Michigan...
| Dec 29, 2010
| 7:21 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
If I was to write Midnight Sun based on page views, the blog would be lingerie football and Justin Bieber all the time.*
At least that's what this roundup of the 50 most clicked-on posts of the year tells me about Midnight...
| Sep 15, 2010
| 6:07 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
Those free tickets for Virgin Mobile FreeFest given away in July disappeared faster than the Jets' offense.
But nutty billionaire Richard Branson is still feeling magnanimous. Turns out the folks at FreeFest held on to...