In addition to owning and running Kopi Cafe, Rhonda Welbel and Al Rose have also kept busy in the world of art and music, Rhonda through her jewelry design and Al through his songwriting and performing.
Chicago-based Roulette 18 is Rhonda Welbel and Lyn Pusztai.
The designers achieve a unique look and feel with each hand crafted treasure. Imaginatively realized in sterling silver, the Roulette 18 style blends sophisticated contemporary trends with soulful ethnic influences, and classic symbolism is accented with carefully selected gemstones throughout the entire collection.
Bold in its presence, thought provoking in nature, Roulette 18 is a singular look that can be worn comfortably anytime, anywhere.
Al Rose is a mesmerizing, challenging, insightful and ultimately delightful songwriter with a unique command of wordplay combined with considerable musical acumen that is captured on his 7th and latest disc, Spin Spin Dizzy (2016). His albums have received critical praise along with extensive airplay on AAA and Americana stations throughout the US and Europe. The Chicago-based performer has played coast-to-coast and has toured in Europe and Japan. He captivates audiences whether he’s solo live or accompanied by any number of his band, The Transcendos, in any configuration. This drives the songs each night, but the songs have always been what drive the musicians.
Any time there is a 5th Monday of the month, Al and his cohorts play at Kopi in a Blue Moon 5th Monday Transcendo Margarita Party. 8pm No Cover!