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Musician's Spotlight: Derrick Procell

Derrick Procell has been grooving the Chicago Music scene for over 30 years. We are very fortunate to have him leading the Stitely dance band “Chicago Groove Collective”. Check out our new Musician’s Spotlight showcasing his talents and what he’s up to outside of Stitely Entertainment. Where did your passion and drive for music come…

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New Music Monday 11/20/17

This week’s releases came in full swing into the Pop world and the spotlight is shining right on the ladies of the pop industry. Icona Pop has released another catchy single “Heart in the Air.” Still no record yet though, but I would expect it soon since they’re last full length was released in 2013…

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Music for Your Holiday Party!

Getting in the festive holiday spirit this week as we start to plan music for upcoming holiday parties. We just had our first snowfall of the Chicago winter season and we’re gearing up to bring warmth and joy to all of your holiday celebrations! How are you getting into the holiday spirit? Maybe you’re planning…

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New Music Monday 11/13/17

Happy Monday! We apologize for the gap in our posts recently but we are back and ready to begin sharing exciting stuff with you again! On a similar note, my name is Emily and I’m the new planning and operations coordinator here. I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Arts, Entertainment, and…

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Choosing a Last Dance Song

At every wedding reception, there are a number of special dances – the first dance for the bride and groom, an anniversary dance, mother-son and father-daughter dances, etc. However, an important special dance for any wedding reception is the last song of the evening. As with any special dance, it can be hard to know…

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Introductions: What's In A Name?

Picture this: you’re sitting outside on a beautiful late spring day. One of your best friends has just said “I do” to the love of her life. As the happy couple turns to face the gathering of family and friends, the officiant proclaims, “It is my great pleasure to introduce, for the first time –…

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