Tag Archives: Chicago

Meet Yvonne Gage

This week we sit down with singer Yvonne Gage from Chicago, Illinois. Active since the late 1970s, she has done background vocals for artists prior to and after her own solo success. As a session musician, she has provided vocals … Continue reading

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57th NATS Conference Reflection

On This week’s episode Dr. Greta Pope shares her experience at the 57th NATS Conference held in Chicago, IL in July 2022. After two years in the pandemic, NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.) finally brought back their … Continue reading

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Meet Herschel Daniels with Eternal Wolf Music

At an early age, Herschel could tell that music was a part of his soul. It was how he coped with heartache and how he celebrated joy. He played drums in the school band but his parents bought him an … Continue reading

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Meet Mezzo-Soprano Laura Kimmel

Mezzo-soprano Laura Kimmel enjoys working with song writers and composers to bring varied and uplifting music to the world. She enjoys singing in recital, opera, theater and television. In Tokyo, Japan Ms. Kimmel appeared in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with … Continue reading

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Meet Producer Kevin Smith!

Chicago native, Kevin Smith is an American composer, arranger, producer, vocalist and keyboardist who is Chicago-based. He is a current member of the rhythm and blues band known as the Chicago Catz. Kevin’s musical style is considered eclectic. Having been … Continue reading

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Advocate Clinics at Walgreens

Yesterday I attended the ribbon cutting for the new Advocate Clinic at the Hyde Park Walgreens at 1554 East 55th Street. Advocate Clinics will be opening in 56 Walgreens locations across Illinois. As Chairman of the Advocate Trinity Hospital Governing … Continue reading

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Chicago Sinfonietta Ball 2016

The 2016 Chicago Sinfonietta Ball is fast approaching! Our date is June 4th! This year we are celebrating the life and legacy of Chicago Sinfonietta’s African American founder, Maestro Paul Freeman. The 2016 theme is Maestro’s Legacy…Today. Tomorrow. Forever! I … Continue reading

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Jazzy Divas…fantastic show!

The Jazzy Divas (Front Row from left to right: Bobbi Wilsyn, Joan Collaso, Greta Pope) (Back Row from left to right: Margaret Murphy-Webb, Yvonne Gage, Tecora Rogers) The Jazzy Divas performed to a packed house at the Freedom Hall Nathan … Continue reading

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Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter Win First Place!

Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter On Thursday, April 21, 2016 The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation hosted the annual “Bringing’ Down The House” Competition in Chicago. Music Forward Foundation is a National Emerging Artist Pipeline that invests in young musicians … Continue reading

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Lance

I had the pleasure today of playing piano to accompany my private voice student and protegé as he performed a Bruno Mars song at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chicago. Lance is 12 years old and is quite an exceptional … Continue reading

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