Jan 2016 Soul Restoration

January 29, 2016 in Mr. Openyonated's Picks by Mropenyonated

Bella Bahhs

Deana Dean & Celeste open up a new year with Soul Restoration and it was ACTION packed! Their feature Bella Bahhs blew the door off of the place and the open mike portion as always was filled with tremendous talent.   Soul Restoration has served as one of the hubs for the growing Chicago poetry scene. Check out some of the scenes from the session and make sure that you drop in to support the work that they are doing!

At Ease Sundays launches its 2016 Season

January 4, 2016 in Music & Poetry Blog by Mropenyonated

At Ease Sundays kicked off its 2016 season with a blast. It was a packed house hosted by Hood Raised with Hunid Proof as the feature. At Ease has consistently packed the house and served as a platform to up and coming artist. If you’ve never been to an At Ease set it’s time to correct it. They have created a really laid back set where anyone can feel comfortable in sharing their talent. Grab some loaded nachos, one of their signature beverages and be at Ease! Check out some of the videos from night. As always follow Openyonated.com to see the latest in Chicago talent.  https://www.facebook.com/Mr.Openyonated/?fref=ts



Soul Restoration “Purge Edition” Featuring Bria Brown & Ques

December 23, 2015 in Music & Poetry Blog by Mropenyonated

The Final Restoration of 2015 was ACTION PACKED! Great features and of course the wonderful hosts.

The Spirit moves through a peanut butter sandwich

December 8, 2015 in Coaching Corner by Mropenyonated

Peanut butter

This morning one of my nephews knocked on my door to tell me his sister wouldn’t make him a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I got up of course against my will (I’m not a morning person and it was far too early LOL)I was reminded that our days are typically consumed with being busy and that the best time to talk to God was in the early mornings. What did God say to me? In John 16, I was reminded that when my savior returned back to the halls of heaven a comforter was sent to assist me to do the will of God while I am here. I was also reminded that while I am here there will be much tribulation but that I would not be alone while I’m suffering. Sometimes getting up to make a sandwich is a good thing! We are not alone, we are fully equipped to do the work of God.  #Openyonated

What’s a Testimony Without a Test?

November 30, 2015 in Music & Poetry Blog by Mropenyonated


Difficulties are a part of life, they are guaranteed to come how we deal with them depends on us.  Eighty-Nine +1  offered us another dose of “Edutainment” with their latest offering What’s a Testimony Without a Test. Being familiar with their work I certainly expected to receive knowledge and to be entertained and I think this  has been their best piece of work.  As with their last two productions When God Created Woman and When Man Was Created by God they had a great ensemble cast  which consisted of some of Chicago’s most talented poets that effectively drove their message home.  This play was a bit more personal, Eighty-Nine +1 weaved in pieces of their personal testimony as well as the testimony of others that they have encountered.  It was a very revealing piece of artistry, one of the finest I have seen this year.  It seems as if nothing was held back from the audience and there were moments when the audience  was in tears due to what was presented.  It was more than a play, it was an alter call for all those who were carrying a burden!  Proceeds from the performance go to assist them in their fight against (MS) If you missed this production you truly missed a treat!  An encore presentation of this production is definitely needed!  Eighty-Nine +1 is a 501c3 organization and all donations made to them are tax deductable.  To stay in tune with what Eighty-Nine+1 is up to follow them on All social Media and to donate to their fight against MS follow the link below.



New Visual from True Wordz “FANETO” ( T STYLE)

October 13, 2015 in Blog by Mropenyonated

True Wordz

Check out the new visual from Chicago artist True Wordz.  Check him out, show him some love and tell him what you think.  Subscribe to his Youtube Channel to keep up with his latest.  https://www.youtube.com/user/Kbeezy224 You can also stay connected with him on social media https://www.facebook.com/Kbeezy422?fref=ts

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New Music Melody Angel “Where did you go?”

October 12, 2015 in Blog by Mropenyonated


Check out Chicago’s own Melody Angel and her new offering “Where did you go?”

Stay in tune with the talented Melody Angel at http://www.melodyangelmusic.com  and on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/MelodyAngelOfficial?fref=ts    Subscribe to her Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbqD0Mr3p8V77H6WzHJilpQ  and on Instagram at @MelodyAngel 
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Curvy Diva Fashion & Trunk Show “50 Shades of Blue”

September 28, 2015 in Music & Poetry Blog by Mropenyonated

Think back to the first time you saw the original version of a successful movie franchise or the first time you listened to the Freshman release of a hot recording artist. Everything is normally in top notch form from the imaging to the singing to the promotion. Now think of how disappointing it is when the second installation of the movie or the Sophomore follow up does not have the same quality.  This was NOT the case for the second installation of The Curvy Diva show. When Blue Lady productions had it’s first show I asked the question is this Mizz Wallace in full form and every person I asked said “no, you haven’t seen anything yet!” How true those words were, this was a top notch show. Everything was a step higher than it was in the first show. There was more glam, there was more energy, and there were more surprises.  I’m very detail oriented so I typically catch everything and that includes the things that people don’t want to be caught. I caught all good things in my net,the presentation of the food in the VIP package was the first thing that caught my eye as a walked into the auditorium. The table was decked out in shades of blue and the selection was more than your average chicken wings with mild sauce. The food was beautifully put together by a chef and the glass wear was specially touch by the Blue Lady herself.  Mizz Wallace had a bigger team in place this time around directing guests, taking care of the talent and making sure that things ran smoothly. Her floor team seemed to consists of younger people and you would have thought they did this sort of work all the time. Kudos to the Blue Lady for training the youth on how to run a production.  The atmosphere also was a step up, people looked GREAT!!!!! You couldn’t tell me that people were not sitting at fashion week on the front row. The show also brought out more local talent from  the Chicago scene the second time around. There was a buzz in the air, it was kind of electric. Like the first show it gave audience members an opportunity to join in. Guests were able to rock the runway and strut their stuff. I even got walk LOL!  People ate, danced drank, shopped and were merry. Once again Love Personified and Tiger Lee did a great job of hosting the show and keeping us entertained with their commentary and antics. Lady Lunchabell kept us laughing in the beginning paving the way for the Divas and even giving us a few of her best dance moves. The divas set the runway on fire and strutted with confidence ! They gave us sexy in a  scene that EVERYONE was talking about. It was just an awesomely entertaining experience. I can’t wait to see what’s next! I definitely will be there and you should too! That’s my 2 cent. make sure you follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @Mropenyonated. Check out the images in our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Mr.Openyonated

Curvy Divas “50 Shades of Blue”

September 27, 2015 in Music & Poetry Blog by Mropenyonated

The Curvy Divas set the house on fire!

What’s going on inside will shine through!

August 22, 2015 in Coaching Corner by Mropenyonated


Whenever I see something on clearance or in a bargain bin I always wonder why it’s there. Was it a poorly designed product, was the marketing campaign terrible, were people turned off by its performance or the way it looked? When you see how people present themselves it’s the same thing. If you’re sexy you don’t have to be naked to show it, your personality exudes it. If you’re buffed you can see it without pouring it on too thick.  If something is quality there is no need to over do it. Appearing desperate and appearing confident are closely related.  If there is good in you it will shine thorough. If there is bad in you it will shine through. If there is sadness in you it will shine through. If there is desperation in you it will shine through. Less is always more whatever is going on in the inside is sure to show up on the outside so let’s make it our business to work on our inner person so that we don’t have to over compensate on the outside.   That’s our 2 Cents.  Follow us on all social media at @MrOpenyonated

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