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Chicago genre-fluid, Alternative Hip Hop artist is sending positive waves on new Single.

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.

Lois MacMillan is a Master Teacher with the Gilder Lerhman Institute of American History, a Grammy award-winning educator, and the Senior Education Fellow for the Hamilton Education Program – better known as #Eduham. #Eduham is a partnership with the producers of the hit musical Hamilton to encourage students to learn about the Founding Era in […]

Chicago musician and performance artist excavates past traumas, processes past relationship and reflects on lifestyle pre-sobriety.

David Himmel used to go by Dr. Dave. Nowadays though, it’s just Dave. He didn’t get his medical license revoked but rather stepped away from his gig as an oldies radio disc jockey. As a former radio DJ at a commercial station in Las Vegas, Himmel was on the front lines of the war against […]


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