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Community Center Uses New Media & Entertainment for Change in Chicago’s Englewood Community

Englewood Multicultural Center & Aspire Entertainment Announce the April Release of New SoundCheck Online Music Compilation to raise funds for renovation project.

Chicago, IL, March 25, 2010 --( Here's something different - use music to help change a community. SoundCheck is produced monthly and features a diverse range of musical artists from the Chicago area. On April 1st, 2010 the upcoming release, “Signals from the Center” will be the 9th SoundCheck online music compilation released by Aspire Entertainment since 2004.

“Signals” includes songs from Chicago artists JustFlo, Uneq’ka, Savior Faire, The Primeridian, DJ I.N.C., Yaw, and Khari Lemuel. SoundCheck music is selected by audiences at Englewood Multicultural Center events and other venues throughout Chicago.

“Signals from the Center” will help fund upcoming cross-community talent showcases at Englewood Multicultural Center. The showcase will feature artists from SoundCheck compilations as well as competing youth from the Englewood area and Westmont High School.

More than 60-students from suburban IL Westmont High School have already travelled to Chicago’s Englewood Neighborhood to help clean & paint the Englewood Multicultural Center theater and dressing rooms. Students worked in teams with youth from the community on various projects throughout the day to get the building ready for a series of live showcases to raise funds for the community center.

Available at, SoundCheck online music compilations promotes sponsoring brands online, via e-mail blasts, and SMS text messages. Local business and regional brands are encouraged to take advantage of the new media marketing opportunities as sponsors of SoundCheck music compilations. Proceeds from SoundCheck sponsorships support local artists and help fund community programming at Englewood Multicultural Center.

About Englewood Multicultural Center
Founded in January 2009 and based in Chicago’s Englewood Community, the mission of Englewood Multicultural Center is to serve as a community hub for live and online collaboration in Englewood and surrounding areas for successful development of resident-driven initiatives published via entertainment and supported by revenues produced by our business community.

Focused on quality-of-life improvements in the community, Englewood Multicultural Center consists of a consortium of educators, business leaders, and organizations that creates, coordinates, and fosters programs to promote positive recreational and educational opportunities for youth.

EMC is located at 6011 S. Justine in the heart of Chicago's Englewood community. It is the goal of EMC to implement a Digital Inclusion plan through the production of entertainment events at the theater which will result in: A Platform for Culturally Relevant Expression, Unification of Business and Social Interests, and Digital Inclusion for Area Residents & Merchants

About Aspire Entertainment
Aspire Entertainment was created by XtraMedium Communications LLC as a digital foundation for economic development and wealth creation in urban communities through technology and entertainment. Aspire creates partnerships with technology providers to support a digital platform which consist of 9-video channels, SMS text messaging, and other online media assets used for promotion and content distribution.

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