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Emporium Chicago - Arcade Bar Venue
1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622
FREE SHOW // 21+ // 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE
Curt Cohiba is the son of a DJ from the south side of Chicago (Father) and an IBM programmer from Cabrini Green (Mother.) Cohiba was born in March of 1991, the pinnacle of hip-hop and the era of Michael Jordan. Thus, Curt fell in love with music and basketball. He became an MC and a basketball coach. Curt studied Film and almost anything having to do with a message at Loyola University Chicago where he received a Bachelors degree in Communication. Curt founded L.O.T.T.O. Entertainment (Learn Only To Teach Others) in 2010 during his sophomore year of college. He started the brand Learn Only To Teach Others to build an intangible bridge from college to low-income communities and to also provide a platform for people to master a craft and then teach it in the future. Curt is adamant about this philosophy: “We learn from every situation every day.” He also believes humans learn the most through things that entertain them. Curt works with philanthropists and community activist around the Chicago-land area. In the midst of mentoring, running his organization, and performing with his live band, Curt writes unorthodox controversial lyrics that express the frustrations of some of his colleagues as the voice of how they truly feel about being a young professional in America.
The King of Mars
The founding members of The King of Mars all met at Columbia College Chicago in the Spring of 2015. Since then, they've added piano and synths and a horn section. The band's been playing shows around Chicago at venues like The Bottom Lounge and The House of Blues. They've focused on shaking the foundation of what describes traditional rock music with a combination of Jazz, Funk and Soul musicalities alongside insightful lyricism.