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On this week’s Critic For A Minute Friday, Reggie “The Reel Critic” Ponder and Jill Hopkins talk about the box office numbers for the week and the new releases that are a must see.

Ness Heads is the name of the genre-blending project of Vanessa Ortiz whose mix of Electronic, Pop and Hip Hop has been catching attention in Chicago and beyond.

Ness grew up on the West Side and attributes the noise, the backyard parties and the overall chaos of the area to shaping her into an artist she is today. Her latest Single “Paper Town” explores a softer, dreamy side of the rising MC, and features gliding vocal melodies over acoustic guitar and subdued beats. Jill Hopkins spoke with Ness about her Chicago upbringing and eclectic sound.

Jill Hopkins and Gabe Mendoza revist Above The Rim’s best selling soundtrack for it’s 25th Anniversery

On this Week’s #Hashtag, Sr. Tech Correspondent Curtis Shaw Flagg brings stories from the world of Social Media.

On this week’s Tech Talk, Tech Correspondent Mike McGee joined host Jill Hopkins to look back on 30 years of the World Wide Web, an innovation with an undeniable impact.


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