Lucid Life

19 May

Chester Gregory To Receive Honorary Doctorate From Columbia College Chicago!

Chester Columbia pic

Chester Gregory returned to Chicago last week to receive the highest honor from his alma mater, Columbia College Chicago (BFA Musical Theatre). For his achievements in the fine, creative, and performing arts, Chester served as the keynote commencement speaker to music, art and design graduates and will be presented with an honorary doctorate during the spring 2015 commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2015. Other 2015 honorees include Tony Award-winning theatre director Anna D. Shapiro, screenwriter Josefina López, record producer Nan Warshaw and president of HBO Films, Len Amato. Read the full press release,  here.

Congratulations Chester on earning such a prestigious honor! Join us in celebrating this honor by leaving your congratulatory messages for Dr. Gregory on Twitter or Facebook. Watch the full commencement ceremony here! Skip to 6:16:00 to hear Chester Gregory’s full 2015 Commencement Keynote Address.

05 May

Donda’s House presents ‘Behind The Curtain’ with Chester Gregory!

While in Chicago during his “Two Trains Running” run at the Goodman Theatre, Chester got the opportunity to speak with artistic students at Donda’s House Inc!

Donda’s House Inc. is a non-profit organization co-founded by hip hop artist Kanye West, Che “Rhymefest” Smith and Educator Donnie Smith. They provide access to curriculum-based premium arts instruction and honor the educational legacy of the late Dr. Donda West, the Mother of Kanye West, by implementing her parenting and teaching philosophy which used the arts to inspire and engage youth to solve personal and professional challenges.

Learn more about Donda’s House on their website, Twitter, and Facebook!

20 Feb

August Wilson and Jackie too!

Happy New Year to all!! The year has just begun and Chester Gregory is already in motion! Chester Gregory will be performing his signature role in The Eve Of Jackie on April 24th, 2015 at the Nate Holden Center in Los Angeles at 8 PM for yet another encore performance! For more information concerning ticket prices, click HERE  

EVE Of Jackie 1

Also, Chester Gregory has earned the role of Sterling in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running which will be housed at Goodman Theater in Chicago, Illinois from March 7th to April 12th. For more information concerning ticket prices and times, click HERE


15 Jan

From NYC with love

Chester Gregory had a splendid time sharing the holiday spirit with the ASTEP Benefit Cast in New York City and can’t wait to debut The Eve of Jackie in L.A.!
Check out this ASTEP voice over video for an appetizer of the show:

15 Jan

From L.A. To St. Pete!

The L.A. show has SOLD OUT! But that won’t be the last you’ll see of Chester Gregory in The Eve Of Jackie! The next show is in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg College on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 8pm! For more information regarding tickets, visit: www.mypalladium.org or call  (727) 822-3590! Bring you dancing shoes and get ready for a night of entertainment at its highest degree!

23 Dec

“Hey, can I get The Eve of Jackie for January 31st to go, please?”-L.A.

Chester Gregory and Mary Wilson

Chester Gregory and Loretta Devine

Chester Gregory commanded the crowd with his audacious and magnifying performance in The Eve Of Jackie!
L.A. loved it so much that they invited him back for an encore performance!
In order to purchase your tickets for the January 31st performance at the Nate Holden Performing Arts, Center at 8pm,
head to:  http://www.itsmyseat.com/events/415305.html for more info!

09 Dec

ASTEP Benefit Concert in New York City!


On December 15th, Chester Gregory along with other artists will be performing a Christmas benefit concert for the ASTEP program. All proceeds will go to ASTEP in order to assist them in their goal of opening new avenues for foster children of all ages. For information regarding ticket prices, visit  http://joespub.publictheater.org/en/Tickets/Calendar/PlayDetailsCollection/Joes-Pub/2014/A/ASTEP-Benefit/?SiteTheme=JoesPub

08 Dec

Music of Michael Jackson Tour!

Chester Gregory will be performing in the Music of Michael Jackson Tour on December 11-13th! This tour features all of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits throughout his career! When Chester joined the tour, the show sold out in Nashville, Tennessee! For more information concerning location and ticket prices, visit http://www.windbornemusic.com/tours.php 

17 Nov

Upcoming Show Date!


The Eve of Jackie Promo

Address: 4718 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

The Eve of Jackie will heading to Los Angeles’s Nate Holden Theater for a night of excitement and exuberance! The show will begin at 8 PM on December 20th! Get yours today at EbonyRep.org or 323-964-9766! Here’s a video from a fan on Youtube just to get you in the groove:

“To Be Loved”-The Eve of Jackie

19 Oct

Little Light Reviews– Itunes

Pure Dopeness
5 Star Rating
by Zeia’s Dad
This song is at the top of my playlist right now!

Simply Beautiful
5 Star Rating
by bionicboi
CHESS (aka Chester Gregory) is simply a musical genius with whatever he presents to the listener. This is certainly evident with his first album, In Search of High Love, released in 2008. CHESS has the ability to wrap his extremely talented gift in such a unique package leaving our ears simply amazed. With Little Light, he has done it again. This song, as with any of his recordings, makes my ears shiver with excitement as my soul lights up. CHESS has a little light, and he is gonna let it shine BRIGHT! Look out world, CHESS is making his move.

Positive Music that Matters
5 Star Rating
by willie singleton
Chess could’ve talked about anything pertaining to a little light.
He took a route that extended an invitation into to the listening experience.
There aren’t many lights in today’s music but
I think he’s one of the few.
Stupendous work! I Can’t wait for the album/EP!
Keep shining bright Chess!

Purchase “Little Light” on Itunes and Amazon: