Ronnie “iRon Lion” Brandon and special guest Davina Jackson perform on Saturday to welcome in Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Reggae and Poetry

Dream date: In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chicago-born and Virginia-raised human rights activist Ronnie “iRon Lion” Brandon hosts a reggae and poetry showcase that begins by opening up the mic to anyone who wants to express their appreciation for King. Brandon will recite King’s historic “I Have A Dream” speech, and perform […]

Nick Nace plays Blue Moon Diner this Thursday, January 9. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Nick Nace

Playing it off: If things had gone according to plan, you’d know Nick Nace for his acting work. A self-proclaimed drama kid, Nace followed his dreams to New York City to attend acting school, and spent his spare time playing guitar. Soon enough, he says that cheap guitar was guiding him towards the tunes, and […]