Category: General

What Is Your Favorite Prince Song?

The entertainment world was turned upside down upon learning of the sudden death of pop music icon Prince Rodgers Nelson (57).  As a child there were only two music stars that REALLY mattered, and I was often forced in friendly competition,…

Author J. E. Harris Debuts Novel “When You Step”

Hi J. E., congratulations on your book “When You Step,” is this your first novel? Thanks so much for the congrats, Terrance. Yes, When You Step is my first novel. How long did it take you to write the book? …

Dear Los Angeles …

Following the Phoenix Steppers Forum a few Steppers left with the idea that I was somehow against Los Angeles Steppin.  It was also shared with me that members in attendance felt that I was against Steppin B, and even worse,…

Steppin in Phoenix with One Step Promotions

ChiStepper made the trek to Phoenix for the second consecutive year to experience One Step Promotions superb weekend of desert sunshine and southwest hospitality.   The Four Points Sheraton played host for the weekend, where Steppers packed the house for a…

The Makings of “Salsa” Tina Melendrez

Tina, you’ve been Steppin for a while now.  I think ChiStepper gave you the nickname Salsa Tina. [Laughing] Do we get the credit for that Nickname? [Laughing] Yes you do. Everyone would ask which Tina?  Just made it easier to…

Devin Smith Sr. Talks Dallas / Fort Worth Steppin

Devin, the Dallas Steppin community has grown tremendously from my understanding.  It seems that cities like Detroit, Dallas, Milwaukee, Washington, D. C. and others with dances already native to the culture take to Steppin much faster.  Do you think Dallas’ Swing Out…

Mike Bryant: The Shy Gent

We all know Mike Bryant, one of the few remaining original Majestic Gents, but with his comrade Pete Frazier always in the front, the community never gets an opportunity to get his perspective on Steppin.  ChiStepper reached out to Mike…

Lion Babe “Jungle Lady”

New York neo soul duo Lion Babe just released a strong new CD called “Begin” featuring a track called “Jungle Lady” that I think Steppers will love.  Lead singer Jillian Hervey has a sound that faintly resembles neo soul queen,…