WeJAM DJ Academy, Inc. is an instructional institution that focuses on instructing students in the art of DJing as a hobby or as a profitable business. WeJAM DJ Academy, Inc. implements a holistic approach when delivering the curriculum, which is 30% classroom instruction and 70% hands-on. The lessons are engaging, relevant and fosters collaboration. WeJAM DJ Academy, Inc. has three locations: Chicago (Connect Gallery Hyde Park), Truman College (Northside) & Melody Mart Inc (Homewood, IL) and targets students starting at age 10 years on up. Whether you are new to the DJ game or a seasoned DJ, WeJAM is here to help. WeJAM DJ Academy, Inc. also has Non-For-Profit "leg" of the organization which focuses on providing DJ training for "at-risk" youth and DJ services for other non-for-profit organizations. WeJAM DJ Academy, Inc. also establishes strategic partnerships with various community organizations and after-school programs. WeJAM stands for "We're Joined Around Music".Read More
TAUGHT BY JOSSIE HARRIS THACKER
“I believe confidence is the biggest gift we can give our children.”
Kids W.A.Y (Who Are You?) Acting Academy, students, also known as, “W.A.Y kids, are creatively challenged to get closer to successfully answering the question, “Who Am I?”. Class focus is learning technique and building self-confidence. W.A.Y kids work on acting fundamentals; guided exercises, scene work, monologues, mock auditions and real time “shoot days”. Kids W.A.Y also get the opportunity to perform in, “Monologue Nite Chicago”. READ MORERead More
In 1998, Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard stormed the stage during the Grammy Awards to proclaim, “When it comes to the children, we teach the children. Wu-Tang is for the children.”
A South Side brother-sister duo has made that proclamation a reality……Read More
Got the Monday blues?
Check out a sneak peak of Yeezy Season 7 featuring our very own Chloe McKay @ Congruent Space 4, Chicago!Read More
warner saunders jr.
& steve bravoRead More
Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets…..Read More
Join us January 18 as we celebrate the opening of Chicago artist IN-ZO's 6-week art installation, KID'N US.
Drink specials and sounds by DJ Daniel Villarreal.
KID'N US is a collection of everything that makes up the "KID" in IN-ZO. Drawing inspiration from cartoon characters …..
Bronzeville Retail Thrive Zones Application Rollout
Retail Thrive Zones is an initiative from Mayor Rahm Emanuel for targeted use of the Small Business Improvement Fund, better known as SBIF. SBIF is a long-time City of Chicago grant program available to commercial and industrial businesses. The initiative is a vital part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s commitment to supporting Chicago’s small businesses. SBIF grants are intended to help small business owners renovate, expand or start-up businesses along commercial and industrial corridors in Chicago…….
Black Creativity Mission
To inspire African-American children to pursue educational opportunities and careers in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering, through programs and events that encourage children and their parents to utilize the Museum of Science and Industry as a resource for exploring and discovering their inventive and creative genius.Read More
Pick up your copy of this week’s New City Magazine to read the what the interview between Eric Williams and Scoop Jackson is all about!
Photo Credit- Darryl Deangelo Terrel
Curtis Lee Mayfield made his first recordings in 1958 as a member of a Chicago Soul/R & B group, The Impressions. He was 16, from the city’s notorious Cabrini Green Housing Projects. He was strictly a backup singer with the group – no guitar, no production, no songwriting. This would change……..Read More