The Steppers 411
February 23, 2009
by Cynthia Bean
The Steppers Internet Connection for Special Events

The Stepper's 411 weekly newsletter ~ Letting Steppers know where to go
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Where did Cynthia go last weekend????

Wednesday, I went to the interview, mini concert and CD signing for Ashford & Simpson @ the DuSable Museum sponsor by The Music Experience ( I learned a lot about them during the interview. They only sung 2 snipets of their songs and went for the CD/DVD signing in the lobby. As you can see I got a picture with them. Frankie Knuckles and Ken Durkin, Illinois House of Representatives 5th District, were in the audience. Thanks for the hook up Vernon Estes.

Friday, I went to the South Shore Cultural Center for what I consider a slash party.... Chocolate & Wine tasting/Book Tour/Game party(guests were playing Spades, Bid Whist and other board games)/Line Dancing/Steppin/Salsa (between every item - slash). You get it now?? (LOL!) Hosted buy Macro Marketing & Promotions Group (Lissa Woodson-that's how she spells her name)
with DJ Don on the box. This was a nice concept. However, it was about 85% women and 15% men. They gotta get more men. Some of the authors were: Naleighna Kai, L.A. Banks, Herb Kent, Derek Vitatoe, Cordell Adams, J.L. Woodson (Lissa's Son) and a couple of more that names I didn't get. (So sorry). There were Salsa lessons given by an instructor whose name escapes me and then there was Steppin' lessons given by Ken Watkins. Food served in a Martini Glass. They called it the Tini - Dinners. It was cool. I got to network with people and brought home about 10 busines cards. I left about 10:30pm and went to Eve's in Riverdale, IL for Lamont Watts ( b-day party. I get in the door and Cliff Kelley, WVON and Al Greer, WKKC were in the house. It was hot in this place. It was like they put the heat on Hell. Oh my goodness. DJ Corey was on the box.
I did get to Step a couple of times. I had a good time. I was out by 1:00am with wet hair. Urgh!!

Saturday, I went to the Harold Washington Cultural Center for the All Black Affair. This was another slash party -- Networking/Steppin'/House. (LOL!!) Hosted by Barbara Moore, Patrick White and Frank Kimbrough. DJ's Reg and The Dizz (Soul 106fm) were tag teaming the box. This is actually a theatre where concerts are held but the party was actually in the lobby area. There were couches and some chairs but mostly standing room. They don't expect House Heads to sit down. (LOL!!!) I knew what time it was (House). They did play some music for Steppers in the 1st two hours and I Stepped with DJ Squeaky, after that it was straight house. I was in heaven. The Dizz even played one of my favorite songs. Can't tell you the name I alway mess it up. Anyway, why did I think I was 18 again at NIU dancing in front of the speaker? (LMBO - House Heads know what I'm talking about). It just bought back so many memories. (Party Baby-LOL!!!) Thanks Dizz. I collected about 20 business cards. I stayed until about was over at 2am. (LOL!!)

Sunday, I know..I know... I went to the Marmon Grand... O.K. I know I haven't been there in a while... for Goodtimes Productions b-day celebration for Ms. Tracey. Djs Gerald Jones and guest DJ Lavelle C were tag teaming the box. I did find a good parking space and got a great seat. I sat at the table with Beverly and Hank. (very sweet couple) I Stepped with TmRific (Goodtimes) and Norm (Milwaukee). I was basically walking around talking to people. Gerald Jones asked me if I was going to emcee. I told him no but I did get the mic and did my signature commercial...LOL!!! (if you eva been to a party that I'm at...I usually promote myself--smile). I stayed til about 9pm.

All the places I went to this past week were either sold out, packed or near capacity. I chose to do some different things. You want something different? You gotta do something different.


Steppers Quick Info

*April Events are due on next Monday, March 23rd before 4pm to to appear on The Steppers 411 next month. I am accepting attached pluggers. (Hope you are happy now ---smile)

*I've been contacted by 3 different sources wanting information on major Steppers Events going on from Sunday, March 1st thru Sunday, March 8th because Kindred & the Family Soul will be in Chicago promoting their new CD during that time. You may see them at a Steppers Set. Keep your eyes and ears open.

*A new group named Harmony will be having weekly Steppers Set starting this Thursday @ the Onyx in Milwaukee, WI. The Dancettes will be celebrating 42 years of Steppin' this Sunday, March 1st in the CHI @ the Gentle Persuasion. See details on these two events in the Steppers Special Events section.


Cynt's 2 Cents

You all know that I am grateful for all your support of this newsletter. So I must ask that when you are referring someone to me, please tell them the following: Cynthia Bean does a weekly newsletter called The Steppers 411 with listings of Steppers Events going on around the country. Might I add that you keep that in mind also? My focus is to let you all know where to go "Git Yo Step On" err week. -smile. Outside of that...
If It Don't Make Dollars, It Don't Make Cynts

That's Cynt's 2 Cents


Be Healthy, Be Safe, and Be Blessed.






Back In The Day Afterwork Set ~ Cailym Banquet Hall
2225 W. North Ave., Melrose Park, IL ~ 6pm - 12am
Contact: 773-552-0213

Class A Productions & Steppin B ~ Acapulco's Restaurant
9405 Monte Vista Ave., Montclair, CA ~ 7pm - 11pm ~ FREE
Casual Attire ~ Contact: 909-936-1521 /

One G Steppers ~ El Forgo
3636 Frankford #300, Dallas, TX ~ 8pm - 1am
Contact: 312-804-4278 /



Can I Step With You ~ Mr. G's
1547 W. 87th St., Chicago, IL ~ 8pm - Until ~ $5 ATD
Mike Willis B-Day ~ Contact: 773-807-1643



Tommie and Orlando ~ 50 Yard Line
69 E. 75th St., Chicago, IL ~ 6pm - Until ~ FREE
Attire: Casual ~ Contact: 773-846-0005

The Buzz Tracey & Pharries B-Days ~ Marmon Grand
2230 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $5 Tix; $8 ATD
Contact: 773-858-0055

Big Boss Steppers & 21 Souls ~ Bono's
2029 Ogden Ave., Lisle, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $5 Tix; $10 ATD
Dress to Impress/No Athletic Gear ~ Contact: 630-885-6870 /

Click Click Productions w/Mary Shorter ~ Mariella's Banquet Hall
124 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $5 Tix; $10 ATD
African American Heritage Ball ~ Contact: 708-612-8712

D.R.D Productions ~ Community Action Partnership
1200 W. Glen Flora Ave., Waukegan, IL ~ 9pm - 1am ~ $10 ATD
Contact: 847-406-0105

Los Angeles Dream Steppers Farewell to Club Hall of Fame in Hollywood Park
3883 W. Century, Inglewood, CA ~ 9pm - 2am ~ $10 ATD
Steppin' in Black & Red / No Jeans Please ~ Contact: 310-677-6063 /

First Ladies of Swing ~ The Grenadier Club
4502 N.E. 23rd, Oklahoma City, OK ~ 9pm - Until ~ $5 ATD
Contact: 405-412-8651 /

4th Fridays in Killeen ~ Spurs Night Club
702 W Elm, Killeen, TX ~ 9pm - 1am ~ $10 ATD
Swingout ~ Contact: 254-338-0141

Distinguished Gentlemen ~ Club Ice
6200 S. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $10 Tix
Glenn Jones Concert ~ Contact: 817-568-8800



Paradise Productions ~ Mr. G's
1547 W. 87th St., Chicago, IL ~ 9pm - 3am ~ $7 Tix; $10 ATD
Meet Your Mate ~ Contact: 773-593-4293 /

Black Mary The Original Olde Timer ~ St. Killians
88th & Aberdeen, Chicago, IL ~ 8pm - Until ~ $10 Tix; $15 ATD ~ B.Y.O.B.
Steppin' in Red/Afrocentric ~ Contact: 773-715-7039

5th Avenue Productions ~ Calym Banquet Hall
2225 North Ave., Melrose Park, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $5 Tix; $10 ATD
Casual Steppin' ~ Contact: 708-927-8465

Black History Month Celebration Steppers Set ~ Triton College
2000 Fifth Ave., Student Ctr. (Bldg B.) River Grove, IL ~ 8pm - 12am ~ $10 Tix; $15 ATD
Dress to Impress ~ Contact: 708-456-3000 ext. 3448 /

FFAM PAC 1st Annual Steppers Set/Competition/Fundraiser ~ University Golf
Club & Convention Center
23520 Crawford Ave., University Park, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $25 ea.; $40 for 2
1st Place: $300; 2nd Place $200 ~ Contact: 815-464-6260 /

World Class Dance Productions, JK3 Productions & Mistalocks Studio ~
Mistalocks Studios
624 Livernois Ave., Ste. 500, Ferndale, MI ~ 8pm - 1am ~ $10 ATD
Contact: 313-204-7800

The Southern Nevada Black Nurses Assoc w/Steppers West Associates ~ 7th
Annual Steppin' to the Beat of My Heart
Las Vegas Golf Club ~ 4300 W. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV ~ 8pm - 2am ~
Steppin' in Pink ~ Contact: 702-673-0302



The Dancetts & Luther Gage Productions Dancettes 42 Year Anniversary ~
Gentle Persuasion
8959 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL ~ 5pm - 12am ~ Free b/4 6pm; $10 w/plugger;
$12 ATD After 6pm.
Steppin in Red & Cream ~ Contact: 708-724-7360

Strictly Steppers ~ Best Western Hotel
4400 Frontage Rd, Hillside, IL ~ 6pm - 12am ~ $7 Tix; $15 ATD
Steppin' in Brown & Beige ~ Contact: 773-631-7575

The Island Steppers Club ~ Pirates Bay Restaurant & Lounge
6455 W.Commercial Blvd, Tamarac, FL ~ 9pm - Until ~ $5 b/4 10:30pm; $10
Contact: 954-347-5444 /

Virginia Beach Steppers ~ The Ultra Lounge
424 S. Witchduck Rd., Virginia Beach, VA ~ 7pm - 10pm ~$10 ATD
Contact: 757-650-6570 /



National Steppers Society Steppin' Under the Picasso ~ Daley Center
Randolph & Dearborn, Chicago, IL ~ 12pm - 1pm ~ FREE
Contact: 312-259-1443 /


Please note that these events are subject to change.
Contact the Stepper's Organization to confirm the date and times prior to
attending any event.
The Stepper's 411 is not responsible for these events and only posts them
as a courtesy.
Thank You.

Cynthia Bean



Next Set: March 6th ~ Janice B-Day
Mariella's Banquet Hall ~ 124 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $5
Tix; $10 ATD
Steppin' in Green ~ NO Gym Shoes ~ Music by: DJ Darren
Contact: 630-400-0560

Set: 3rd Friday, March 20th
Mariella's Banquet Hall ~ 124 S. 5th Ave., Maywood, IL ~ 7pm - 2am ~ $5
Club Members; $10 Tix; $15 ATD
Dress to Impress ~ Music by: DJ Darren
Contact: 773-590-1991

Next Set: 3rd Saturday, March 21st ~ Donnie B-Day & 4 Year Anniversary
House of Lynwood ~ 20909 Torrence Ave. Lynwood, IL ~ 8pm - 2am ~ $10 Tix;
$15 ATD
Steppin in Peach & Cream ~ Music by: DJ Calvin
Contact: 773-617-1318

Next Set: March 22nd ~ Fundraiser for JaWanda
Marmon Grand ~ 2230 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL ~ 6pm - 12am ~ $5 Tix;
$8 ATD
Music by: Gerald Jones & Guest DJs
Contact: 773-771-4799

October 3-10, 2009, Step N' Fiesta, Siesta & Bid-Whist Mexican Escape
(...the Continuation)
Contact: 708-757-9593 /


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