Now Playing Tracks

Official launch of FELA THE MUSICAL “Chicago”
This Saturday February 2nd, 2013!!!

Join Ron Trent, Kennedy Ashinze & Chicago Afrobeat for an unforgettable night of performances!!

Also find HIFI Brand shirts and Caldas Home&Body custom pillows available at this event!


Email for more info:



Happy Birthday Anita Baker!!  January 26, 1958

Anita Baker is a American R&B performer with a powerful three-octave range. As a girl, she sang in her church choir, but when she dropped out of community college to sing professionally, her family expressed their discontent. She went on to win eight Grammys. In 1989, she won Song of the Year for “Giving You the Best That I Got.” After a hiatus, she returned in 1994 with the album Rhythm of Love. 


"Soul Revival"

Official kick off party of FELA the musical

DJs Ron Trent and Kennedy Ashizine 

Live performance by:
Chicago Afro beat project

ILé returns with a new installment celebrating the kick off of this broadway productions return to Chicago. If you attended our last two installments Lincoln Hall with us and Antibalas ( FELA’S broadway band) and our very special guest Joe Clausell then you definitely don’t want to let this one pass you by!!!

Discounted ticket sales for FELA the Musical will be available only at this event!

Admission: $10 l Doors open At 10pm

Lincoln Hall
2424 N. Lincoln Ave

How the FBI Worked with Big Banks to Crush the Occupy Movement

It was more sophisticated than we had imagined: new documents show that the violent crackdown on Occupy last fall – so mystifying at the time – was not just coordinated at the level of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police. The crackdown, which involved, as you may recall, violent arrests, group disruption, canister missiles to the skulls of protesters, people held in handcuffs so tight they were injured, people held in bondage till they were forced to wet or soil themselves –was coordinated with the big banks themselves.

The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, in a groundbreaking scoop that should once more shame major US media outlets (why are nonprofits now some of the only entities in America left breaking major civil liberties news?), filed this request. The document – reproduced here in an easily searchable format – shows a terrifying network of coordinated DHS, FBI, police, regional fusion center, and private-sector activity so completely merged into one another that the monstrous whole is, in fact, one entity: in some cases, bearing a single name, the Domestic Security Alliance Council. And it reveals this merged entity to have one centrally planned, locally executed mission. The documents, in short, show the cops and DHS working for and with banks to target, arrest, and politically disable peaceful American citizens.

Read more at:

Its Finally HERE!!!

Listen: UP City’s Exclusive Interview with Astrowifey!!!

Kristen Nuñez interviews local nail artist, Astrowifey. See where she gets her inspiration, upcoming projects and the most important piece.. Is the nail art! Works of Keith Haring created just for you!!! 


Interviewed by: Kristen Nuñez (@CaldasSays)

Camera by: Cory S. Lewis & Vivian Sinya

Music by: Ron Trent- Honey Remix by Erykah Badu (@DJRONTRENT) Ron Trent ft Tkumah Sadeek- Crossroads Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven Instrumental

Edited by: Vivian Sinya
Twitter: @viviansinya

Twitter: @astrowifey @tipsyzine

ListenUP CITY!

We make Tumblr themes